Grand Isle Community Development Team, (CDT), a 501 c 3 not for profit organization of volunteers who are dedicated to local projects that enhance Grand Isle and Cheniere Caminada communities. The Mission of the Grand Isle Community Development Team, Inc. is to promote Grand Isle by nurturing a sense of community through strong support for the nature, commerce, tourism, community aid and education through its events and programs. The GICDT organizes many events during the year to help promote Grand Isle and encourage tourism to support the businesses on Grand Isle.
The GICDT promotes four events each year. They are the: Sunrise Services on Easter Sunday, Migratory Birding Celebration held in April, 7-mile garage sale in May Memorial Day weekend, and the Ladies Fishing Rodeo held in October on Columbus Day weekend.
The Annual Grand Isle Ladies Fishing Rodeo is one of the largest fishing rodeos on Grand Isle. Over the last 13 years, the Ladies Rodeo has donated over $250,000 to local cancer charities. These centers are the American Cancer Society for a wig room at the Lady of the Sea Hospital. The current Ladies Rodeo will benefit Breast Cancer Awareness through donations to the Hope House in New Orleans, Mary Bird Cancer Center at TGMC (Houma), Thibodeaux Regional Cancer Center, our Lady of the Sea Wig Room and our local Cancer Assistance program.
We provide support to local people that are undergoing treatments for cancer and provide them gas cards to help with their expenses for the treatments. We support the GI School with different projects each year depending on the need each year.
Additional funds raised provide for more Island events and projects including the Migratory Bird Festival supporting the BTNEP Birding Calendar, Live Historic Home Tours, Garage Sale and Craft Show, Easter Sunrise Service, We are planning more events like the ones we have described.
If you would like to help with one or more of these events or programs, please join and become a volunteer. We are glad to have you and we look forward to doing more good work to support the Grand Isle Community.