June 11, 2013


For Immediate Release

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  Iberia Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau 

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Tour du Teche Sponsors Youth Camp, Race in June

DUELING KAYAKS - Joshua Freyou, 14, (front) and Logan Baudoin, 13, battle for position rounding a buoy in the inaugural Petite Tour du Teche, held in September, 2012. The USCA-sanctioned event is for boys and girls ages 5 to 17. 


BREAUX BRIDGE, La. - Tour du Teche, Louisiana's premier paddling event, is holding a camp for young paddlers on Bayou Teche on June 24-28. And the following weekend, June 29 & 30, will be the second annual Petite Tour du Teche, kayak and canoe races for paddlers 5 to 17.


Both events will be held in beautiful Parc des Ponts de Pont Breaux, next to St. Bernard School.


The paddling camp is for youths 12 to 17. Younger kids may attend if they are members of a sponsored paddle team. Skills covered include canoeing, kayaking, bicycle safety, first aid and CPR. Sessions will be from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. each day. The cost is $200 per participant and includes lunch, equipment rental, and first aid/CPR certifications.

Registration closes June 21. Last day to register via postal mail is June 14. Any registrations after June 14 should be faxed or e-mailed.


Petite Tour du Teche is a series of short races for young paddlers from ages 5 to 17. Distances range from 250 yards to one mile. The longer races are done in legs, so that all of the action takes place at Parc des Ponts de Pont Breaux, where family and friends can watch. Prizes are ribbons and certificates. The race is sanctioned by the United States Canoe Association.


For more information go to or call Executive Director Nicole Patin at (337) 789-0319.


Major sponsors for Tour du Teche, Inc. are Teche Federal Bank, Chevron, and Teche News.



The Iberia Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau is the official parish marketing agency promoting New Iberia, Avery Island, Jefferson Island, Jeanerette, Loreauville and Delcambre as a destination. Marketing programs target leisure travelers, business travelers, media, entertainment industry, and the travel trade including group tour planners, meeting planners, sports planners and special event planners. The bureau operates a parish welcome center located at 2513 Hwy 14 in New Iberia.


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