We’ve gone up by a flower!

Every January, our Mayor leads a public meeting  in the Salle des fêtes in which he updates villagers on accomplishments during the year just ended, and plans for the year ahead.

His remarks are quite detailed, covering everything from road repairs to personnel changes to enhancements in providing high-speed Internet services in Daglan, and they’re supported by a large number of slides.

This past January, he revealed that Daglan’s status as a Village Fleuri was going up by one notch — a recognition of our progress as a place to live and visit.

To refresh you, the Villes et Villages Fleuri competition is a national program created in 1959. Over the years, the program has evolved. While the name suggests that villages like Daglan are full of flowers — which is true — it also signifies that the village is generally trying to improve the local environment and encourage a high quality of life for residents.

Cities and villages which qualify can be awarded from one to four flowers, which are displayed on signs as you enter the community. When Daglan was first recognized, we had one flower on our signs. And now, we have two flowers on each of the signs posted at the three main entrances to the village.

For the record, here is how our updated signs look, featuring the sign that you see as you enter Daglan from the north, coming down from St. Cybranet:

Look, we’re up to two flowers!

Given the energy of our Mayor and his council, I don’t doubt that we’ll be aiming for another flower before too long. And over the next few days and weeks, I’ll be showing off some of the changes taking place in Daglan. It’s all good stuff.


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2 Responses to We’ve gone up by a flower!

  1. Keith Raymond says:

    But still only one flour for your bakery?

  2. loren24250 says:

    Sadly, no. Still working towards that first flour. Best bet: The pain au raisins.

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