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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, September 12, 2001

America's bloodiest day
Cancellations of Hawai'i events

Advertiser Staff

Here is a list of cancellations and postponements in the wake of yesterday's terrorist attacks:

• The bed race portion of the Honolulu International Bed Race Festival has been canceled. The festival, now called the Aloha Festivals Family Fun Day, will be held 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Kapi'olani Park.

• Te Vaka, the 10-piece New Zealand band, will not perform at noon today at Restaurant Row. The group has been unable to leave New Zealand but hopes to arrive in time for Saturday's scheduled performance in the Pacific Pride concert at Kapono's at Aloha Tower Marketplace.

• Auditions for Army Community Theatre's "Sayonara," set for 7 p.m. today have been rescheduled at Richardson Theatre, at Fort Shafter, for 7 p.m. next Tuesday and Wednesday.

• A state government trade mission to China, scheduled for this fall will be postponed until December.

• The 2001 Hi-Tech Summit, scheduled for yesterday evening through Friday, has been postponed until later this fall or spring 2002.

• The Mrs. America Pageant Fashion Preview and Luncheon, a benefit for Aloha Festivals, has been canceled. It was scheduled for 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Coral Ballroom, Hilton Hawaiian Village.

• The Hawai'i Visitors and Convention Bureau has postponed its inaugural tourism conference and luncheon, which was to have begun Monday. The three-day conference is expected to be rescheduled in the fall.

• Japan Travel Bureau, the largest wholesale supplier of Japanese visitors to Hawai'i, will cancel all outbound package tours to Hawai'i, Guam and the Mainland today, tomorrow and Friday, said company spokesman David McNeil said.

• The Hawai'i Tourism Authority canceled its meetings, scheduled for 10 a.m. today, out of deference to the tragedy as well as uncertainty as to whether Neighbor Island representatives would be able to get to Honolulu.

As of yesterday, these Aloha Festivals events were still to be held as planned, said Janet Hyrne, executive director of the Aloha Festivals. The events include: Downtown Ho'olaule'a, 6:30-10 p.m. Friday; Aloha Festivals Floral Parade, 9 a.m. Saturday; Waikiki Ho'olaule'a, 7-10:30 p.m. Sept. 21.

Festivals organizers will meet with city and police officials to discuss whether additional security might be needed. However, Hyrne said that the organizers already have arranged for police and security guards to be on patrol.

Performances of the musical "My Fair Lady," were still on for 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Richardson Theatre at Fort Shafter as of yesterday. However, a final decision on postponement will be made tomorrow depending on the alert status, said Vanita Rae Smith, director of Army entertainment. Information: 438-4480.