A Special Team

City Club hosted Rotary members and VIP guests for a breakfast and awards ceremony following their Oakbourne charity golf tournament earlier in the week. “We hate that rain seems to haunt the tournament,” said president and CEO of Special Olympics Pat Carpenter-Bourgeois. “But I really appreciate the tenacity of the players. The support means so much. We’re a national organization but we’re local, too, and they’ve been with us many years.” There were awards for days, including supporters Bill Hyde and Bret Lofton, Hall of Famer Charles Trent and Outstanding Civic Organization. It’s true, some men don’t know when to come in out of the rain, like Logan Dahlquist and Mike Rhodes, but we have it straight from Hyde himself that the tournament seeks female players. Ladies, start practicing.

Rule Bretagne

The Breizh-Amerika delegation arrived in Louisiana as part of their USA tour, on a mission to bring together Brittany and les Americains. Seeking to establish a working collaboration both commercially and culturally, the representatives stopped at the International Center downtown, where they were met by Acadiana attaché Philippe Gustin. “Their language and cultural issues are very similar to ours here,” said Christophe Pilut, information and translation specialist at the Center. Accordioniste Thomas Moisson sat in with Louisiana legend Zachary Richard and local musicians Jacob LeBlanc and Jourdan Thibodeaux, the following morning, all hosted by Gallery Acadie’s Bryan Theriot. “There’s a sense of the same song,” said Theriot.

Patricia Gannon covers society for The Acadiana Advocate. She can be reached at pgannon@theadvocate.com.