‘Great Bayou Teche Dog Paddle’ set Nov. 9
This year, the Great Bayou Teche Dog Paddle, Saturday, Nov. 9, will be a race for kayaks and canoes as well as a fund-raiser for St. Martin Parish Animal Services, which operates the animal shelter and provides animal control.
The race is eight miles from Breaux Bridge to Parks. Entry is $40 per paddler. Dogs get in free. Winners get trophies. Participants get T-shirts.
The inaugural Dog Paddle was a leisure paddle with Man’s Best Friend along for the ride. Dogs are still welcome, of course. Cats, however, are not.
Registration will be 6-8 a.m. in Parc des Ponts near St. Bernard School. The starting gun will be at 9 a.m.
The race ends at Cecile Rousseau Poché Memorial Park in Parks.
The event is a project of Tour du Teche, Inc., sponsored by Teche Federal Bank, Chevron, Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel, Cargill Salt, Pellerin Funeral Homes, and Teche News.
Info@tourduteche.com or (337) 394-6232 for more information.