Posts in Category: Luau

Family Luau for Victor

The Pearls of Polynesia in connection with Pegasus Performances was honoured to be asked to perform for a surprise 40th Birthday Party for Victor in Airdire, Alberta. The party was held at a very quaint and authentic Italian Restaurant called Il Forno’s 2914 Kingsview Boulevard Southeast #209, Airdrie, AB T4A 0E1 (403) 945-4444. The private birthday party was held upstairs of ll Forno’s where larger parties and functions are held. The large room was packed with family and friends of the birthday boy, Victor who was turning 40 years young! The Luau based party was a smashing success. Victor’s wife was the mastermind behind this wonderful celebration of her husband’s life’s milestone. She wanted to surprise him with a hula dancer as well to get Victor up on stage to allow those who love him to relish in his Pareo sarong wearing splendour and his hula dance skills. This alone brought the crowd to it’s feet with laughter, cheering, encouragement, photos and whistles!

Victor was truly the Victor-ious in his 40-year celebration, as he demonstrated he is not too old to learn new tricks and to dance the night away.

This was a warm and tropical extravaganza on a chilly, wintery eve in the month of February. It was a welcome break from the Canadian weather outside, to visit the tropics and dive into a world of palm trees, coconuts, grass skirts, tahitian warriors and hula maidens. (Despite the fact that the trees may have been of the inflated and paper variety, and the Kanes and Wahines were wearing coats and scarves plus the occasional pair of Sorrel boots to venture into the outside!)

Upon the Pearls of Polynesia entering, the audience went wild, the cheering and the applause was louder than the music as everyone was excited to honour their friend Victor with this surprise moment of the evening. Victor was pulled up on stage beforehand and was accompanied by his daughter, who was beside herself to see his reaction to the performance.

We also were joined by several other men on stage to perform a Tahitian warrior dance.

We were then were joined on stage by some lovely ladies too. Among them was Victor’s wife, Victor’s children, plus female friends and family members. We all learned a hula dance to Tiny Bubbles. Tiny Bubbles is a signature hula piece of the Pearls of Polynesia that is a fun hula dance sequence that all ages can enjoy. The young children were very excited to join in the excitement and festivities on stage. Our lovely hula performance made time to allow the birthday boy to build an appetite again to receive his lovely birthday cake afterwards. As our time came to a close, the birthday festivities and merriment continued with the singing of Happy Birthday, and bringing of the cake.

It was a joyous 40th Birthday for Victor and his family, and The Pearls Of Polynesia were very happy to be a part of this celebration.

All the best for the coming year Victor, make it joyous and keep that warrior spirit and kind heart. Aloha

Hula Family Celebration Calgary

Family Hula celebration for the birthday boy Victor

Charity Golf Tournament Luau

Hawaiian Hula Dancing with Delphiniums in the Background

Performing Hula at Charity Golf Tournament just outside of Calgary city limits, entertaining the guests as they waited for the golf tournament to begin

Entertaining at the charity golf Tournament

Shadows of the hula dancers before the evening performance

 

Seniors Event in Bragg Creek

Pearls of Polynesia Hula Dance Troupe anticipating a great show

Polynesian Dance Troupe Group Shot

Hawaiian Dancing and Singing on Stage with the Pearls

Hula Dancing on Stage for the Seniors

 

Hula Dancer at Beach Party in the Middle of Winter

Hula Dancer at Calgary Beach Party

Hula Dancer at Calgary Beach Party

Get your sunglasses, bathing suits, towels and sunscreen!  Wait a minute, it’s the middle of winter in Calgary!  What a compliment to be invited to a beach party.  This beach party was put on to showcase all of the catering and event prowess of a superlative event management team at the University of Calgary.  The popular lunch time event featured cabana seating, palm trees, tiki decor, plenty of polynesian-inspired food and many guests who were ready to look forward to the warmer days ahead.  The Pearls of Polynesia were there to meet and greet with guests as they arrived, followed by a stage performance and mini lessons on hula, hawaiian implements and Hawaiian phrases.  This all incited great discussions about how Hawaiian implements should be available in every office.  Calling an office meeting to order would never be the same…

Hula Dancers at Calgary Birthday Luau

Hula Dancers at 50th Birthday Party Luau

Hula Dancers at 50th Birthday Party Luau

Hula Dancers at Backyard Luau II

Hula Dancers at Backyard Luau Party in Calgary performin in Taitian and Maori outfits

Hula Dancers at Backyard Luau Party in Calgary performin in Taitian and Maori outfits

Picture of hula dancers at backyard luau in Calgary

Backyard Luau with Hula Dancers

Pearls of Polynesia and Hula dancer finalists

Pearls of Polynesia and Hula dancer finalists

Pearls of Polynesia Hula Dancing in Banff

Pearls of Polynesia Hula Dancing in Banff

Pearls of Polynesia Hula Dancing in Banff

It is an innovative and progressive company, whose social committee decides to celebrate their year’s successes by throwing a luau, and in the middle of winter no less!
Christina and I had a pleasant drive out to Banff, and were thrilled to stay at the Banff Centre for the Arts, to do lively Hula and Tahitian performances.
After our performances kicked off the entertainment portion of the evening, we turned the tables on the guests and had the women and then the men, performing for fabulous prizes provided by the corporate sponsor. It was an excellent and hilarious evening for us as well as for the guests, and we finished off the night with a limbo contest. There were some serious contenders for title of limbo champion, and more than a few who got big points for style!
All in all, one of the more memorable nights in the South Pacific!