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In Loving Memory of Vicci Guillet PDF Print E-mail
Written by Nancy Duhon   
Thursday, 21 May 2015 21:39

Cajun Invasion suffered a tremendous loss when Vicci Guillet passed away on Sunday, May 10, 2015. Vicci was one of the original breast cancer survivors on the team and was always a source of inspiration. She was endlessly enthusiastic, had a real love for life, for Cajun Invasion, for dragon boating and was our team cheerleader. She always gave 110% and her motto was "leave it all on the water". Her strength of character and courage in the face of adversity helped her fight three battles with cancer; the final one took her from us.

The picture here is from the 2014 IBCPC Participatory Dragon Boat Festival in Sarasota, FL. This was Vicci's last dragon boat race and she loved it, as you can see from the expression on her face. Cajun Invasion was lucky to have this extraordinary woman on the team; to say Vicci will be missed is an understatement.

Paddles up, Vicci! Time to get ready for your next heat!

Last Updated on Friday, 22 May 2015 16:00
Why We Paddle PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 26 January 2009 20:08
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How It All Began PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 23 January 2009 03:48

Dragon Boat racing began when Dr Don McKenzie, a sport medicine physician and an exercise physiologist, was conducting a research project at the Allan McGavin Sports Medicine Centre at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC.  This study looked at the cardio respiratory fitness levels in two groups of women - one group had been treated for breast cancer, the other group had no history of breast cancer.

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 January 2009 02:29
Driving Directions PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 23 January 2009 03:19

Travel down Johnston Street (Hwy 167) toward Abbeville. Just past Maurice, turn Left on Hwy 92, go across the bridge at Milton, take the first right to the boat landing.  

Or travel south down Verot School Road (LA 339) past Ambassador Caffery to the first stop sign, turn Right on LA Hwy 92, go past the church in Milton and turn Left just before the bridge.

Or, travel south down Kaliste Saloom going past Amb. Caffery to the Stop sign at the "T", turn left onto East Broussard Rd.  Take a right at the "T" (LA Hwy 92 or E. Milton Ave), go past the church and turn left into the Poppa's parking lot just before the bridge.

Alternatively, travel to the end of East Broussard Road. At the "T" (LA Hwy 92 or E. Milton Ave) and turn Right, go past the church in Milton and turn Left just before the bridge.


Last Updated on Thursday, 12 May 2016 18:36
Vision Statement PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 23 January 2009 03:48

We hope for a cure for cancer in our lifetime.  We seek to celebrate life and support our community especially those whose lives have been touched by cancer, with an emphasis on breast cancer.  We encourage survivors of all cancers, and supporters, to become involved in the sport of dragon boating.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 March 2011 17:47
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