Its guest speakers are always inspiring (last year, ironically, it was Indianapolis Colts’ QB Peyton Manning), but this year’s speech by New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees may be the most-highly anticipated in the history of Acadian Ambulance’s Annual Paramedic Luncheon.
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees will take the microphone Thursday, May 20, as the guest speaker at Acadian’s Annual Paramedic Luncheon at the Cajundome Convention Center.
Brees led the Saints to their first-ever Super Bowl appearance and 31-17 victory over the Indianapolis Colts this year, in the process earning Super Bowl XLIV MVP honors. He has been selected to the Pro Bowl four times in his career – with the Chargers in 2004 and the Saints in 2006, 2008 and 2009.
Additionally, Brees was recently selected by voters to be on the cover of EA’s Sports Madden 11 NFL video game.
Acadian will recognize the work of its staff at the annual luncheon and honor the 2010 Medic of the Year, Eddie Domingue of Houma. The invitation-only luncheon’s main guests are Acadian’s employees; the convention center seats about 1,500, with more than 1,100 of the seats filled by Acadian’s staff.
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David Calhoun and Elizabeth “EB” Brooks are the first two employees of Lafayette Central Park Inc., the nonprofit charged with turning Lafayette Consolidated Government’s 100-acre Johnston Street Horse Farm property into a passive public park. Calhoun was named executive director, and Brooks is director of planning and design.
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.