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Warren and Mary Perrin, of Lafayette, traveled to New Brunswick, Canada, on Nov. 12-18 to research an upcoming book based on their Acadian ancestry. While there, they also attended the world premiere of the documentary 'Cajun Heart' by Phil Comeau and starring Zachary Richard, did research at the University of Moncton archives and museum, and interviewed elderly Acadians. The Perrins say the highlight of the trip was visiting the ancestral lands of their heroic paternal progenitor Joseph Beausoleil Broussard (leader of the first Acadians to come to Louisiana in 1765) near Boundary Creek on the Petitecodiac River. The river has the highest tides on earth — called the tidal bore — in excess of 50 feet.