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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Frank’s Casing Crew, now doing business as Frank’s International, will make its final appearance on ABiz’s list of the Top 50 Privately Held Companies in Acadiana this year, and once again, it will likely be at the top with more than $1 billion in annual revenues. The 75-year-old company specializing in tubular fabrication and installation services to the oil and gas industry plans to go public this year.
The defeat, or rather highjacking of House Bill 420 in the final days of this year's Legislative Session, say Reps. Vincent Pierre and Terry Landry, is the result of the propaganda spread by one unidentified local media outlet and an unnamed former state Representative, but nothing to do with the original legislation's lack of checks, balances or details.
He’s a singer. A songwriter. A piano man. A family man. He’s even got his own Wikipedia entry. He’s David Egan. And he knows ancient secrets about the monolithic stones of Stonehenge that he’s not willing to share.