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Historic inventions in our streets

Each year, the Sunday afternoon parade is a highlight of Daglan’s four-day Fête de la Saint-Louis, and it always has a theme (Liberation, Music, Civilization, the Western movie, and so on). This year’s theme was historic inventions. The inventions highlighted … Continue reading

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Our parade on parade (time-delayed)

Last weekend, my wife Jan and I happened to be away during Daglan’s annual Fête de la Saint-Louis. Ha! Okay, we didn’t “happen” to be away. We had carefully planned to miss what I call The Festival of Heat and … Continue reading

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Civilization(s) on parade — with yet more wackiness

It’s not as exciting as running with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain. It doesn’t have the high seriousness of a religious procession (or a funeral march) in Italy. And it certainly doesn’t have the polished professionalism of a North American event … Continue reading

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Wackiness on parade: A first look

One of the more interesting characteristics of the Greater Daglan Area is an abundance, so to speak, of young and middle-aged men who enjoy wobbling around in drag while wearing high heels. Never is this more apparent (at least publicly) … Continue reading

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We love a parade … and foam

Each year the Sunday parade during Daglan’s four-day August fête has a theme — and this year, it was La Pub. My first reaction when I saw those two words on the festival’s program was to run for cover: I … Continue reading

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Fête faves — Silver medal

Who doesn’t love a parade? Well, to be honest, I don’t particularly. Most of the time, I find them a touch corny, and somewhat boring. But when the participants are as enthusiastic as the people of the Greater Daglan Area … Continue reading

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