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Barrie, Ontario (Canada)

Simcoe County

Last modified: 2012-12-16 by rob raeside
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[Barrie, Ontario] image by Peter Orenski, 14 November 2012
based on research and information provided by James Croft and Kevin Harrington


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Description of the flag

A white field bearing three pairs of blue waves, with a red chief bearing a cog-wheel, a naval crown and a winged wheel, all yellow.

The City of Barrie (136,063 inhabitants in 2011; 7,698 ha) is located in southern Ontario. The town is named for Sir Raymond Barrie (1774-1841), a British officer of the Royal Navy noted for his service in the War of 1812, who was promoted to rear admiral in 1837.

The flag of Barrie is made of a white field bearing three pairs of blue waves, with a red chief bearing a cog wheel, a naval crown and a winged wheel, all yellow.

Photos of the flag:
http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WM391E_Municipal_Flag_Barrie_Ontario_Canada
http://www.waymarking.com/gallery/image.aspx?f=1&guid=6c8a0bbe-e6ee-4dfe-b456-b04f06adb8c8

The flag is a banner of the municipal arms. The arms, supporters and badge of Barrie were registered in 20 January 2005 on the Public Register of Arms, Flags and Badges, as follows:
"Arms
Argent three bars gemel wavy azure, on a chief gules a naval crown between a winged wheel and a cog wheel or;

Crest
Issuant from a mural crown gules, a mount vert thereon a mercat cross or;

Supporters
Dexter a private soldier in the uniform of the Canadian Army of the First World War standing easy with a rifle supported by the dexter hand, sinister the goddess Ceres proper vested argent wreathed about the temples with a garland of corn ears or, holding in the sinister hand a basket of fruit proper at the feet a garb or;

Motto
THE PEOPLE ARE THE CITY."

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on March 12, 2005, in Volume 139, page 690 of the Canada Gazette. The recipientís emblems were originally recorded in the records of the College of Arms, London, England, 1 March 1977.
http://archive.gg.ca/heraldry/pub-reg/project.asp?lang=e&ProjectID=436&ShowAll=1 - Public Register of Arms, Flags and Badges
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lindasgallery/6933622388 - Image of the arms

Ivan Sache, 15 November 2012


Barrie - fair trade city - flag

[Barrie, Ontario] image contributed by Valentin Poposki, 9 December 2011

This flag can be seen in a photo at http://www.fairtradebarrie.com/gallery2011.html and http://www.fairtradebarrie.com/gallery/20110503-2l.jpg.  It is the Fair Trade flag for the City of Barrie, Ontario.
Valentin Poposki, 9 December 2011