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Saint Joseph de Beauce, Quebec (Canada)

Ville de Saint-Joseph-de-Beauce

Last modified: 2012-08-09 by rob raeside
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[Saint Joseph de Beauce] image by Blas Delgado

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Meaning of the flag

Red means fraternity, the noblest of the social obligations. White means our French origins. Gold means our faith in the Church and the wealth of our heart. The two blue stripes remind us of the route of our ancestors who came from overseas. The arms make of it a flag really distinctive.
translated from the city website by Ivan Sache, 26 May 2001

Some info about the arms on the flag: The fleur-de-lys are taken from the French Bourbon dynasty, France and Quebec. The wheat germs represent agriculture. The three wild roses are the arms of Sieur Joseph Fleury de la Gorgendière. The wild rose symbolizes attractive simplicity, wild nature and the azure background is for tranquility and vast spaces. The three stars refer to three trilogies of historic events: 1) the three first seigneuries of New France (Taschereau, Vaudreuil, Gorgendière); 2) the three parishes erected on the territory of JF de la Gorgendière: Saint-Joseph, Sainte-Marie and Saint-François; 3) the three municipalities on the land: Saint-Joseph-de-Beauce (village), Saint-Joseph-de-Beauce (paroisse) and Saint-Joseph-de-Beauce-Sud-Ouest. The two branches of maple leaf recalls the flourishing sugar maple industry and the floral emblem of Canada. The motto "FLEURIS OÙ TU ES SEMÉ" (flourish where you have sowed) is inspired by the three wild roses taken from the presumed arms of JF de la Gorgendière. These flowers symbolize fidelity to the native soil.
Luc Baronian, 20 May 2005