A Daglan salute to Canada

Today (July 1) is Canada Day, and my wife Jan and I marked the occasion by placing Canadian flags in the planters on the front steps of our home in Daglan. Have a look:

Maple Leaf Forever: Our Canada Day statement in Daglan.

Maple Leaf Forever: Our Canada Day statement in Daglan.

As patriotic Canadians, of course, we had to go further.

Since today was also the last of our weekly French classes until September, both groups partied afterwards with our excellent teacher at one of the class-member’s homes in the country. Everyone brought a dish or two — from frittata with red peppers, to samosas, to quiches, to cheesecake with raspberries — and there was lots of wine to quaff.

And in between one group singing Nini-Peau-d’Chien and our group singing Voici venir le joli mai, Jan and I performed a rather rousing rendition of our national anthem, O Canada. Even better, we were joined by an Irish woman who — as she explained later — had lived for two years in the city of Oshawa, east of Toronto.

Small world, isn’t it? And a pretty great world, when things are going right.

Happy Canada Day!

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10 Responses to A Daglan salute to Canada

  1. Deborah says:


    Can you please send me details of where you have your weekly french class as I am looking for a class. I will be here in September.



    Ps had a fab meal at Le Gindreau, lunching at Vieux Logis again on Friday.

  2. Caitlin Woodbury says:

    What was your contribution to lunch? Poutine?

  3. Kathy says:

    I hope you sang it in French.

    • loren24250 says:

      Sadly, no. But by next year, we’ll have the French lyrics nailed. Or my name isn’t Jean-Claude Laurent Pierre Fourchette Michelin Trudeau Chudy!

  4. Double D's says:

    Who doesn’t love a birthday party? At 148 years old we are going to need some extra candles. Thanks for flying our flag we have been meaning to get one.

  5. Samandjill Hershfield says:

    O, Canada Terre de nos aieux ton front est ceint de fleurons glorieux car ton bras sait porter l’epee il sait porter la croix ton histoire est une epopee des plus brillants exploites et ta valeur de foi trempee Protégera foyers et nos droits Protégera nos foyers et nos droits

    Read more: National Anthem – French Canadian Anthem Text Lyrics | MetroLyrics

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