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Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Quebec (Canada)

Ville de Salaberry-de-Valleyfield

Last modified: 2012-08-09 by rob raeside
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[Salaberry-de-Valleyfield flag] image by Luc Baronian

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City flags

Translated from city website:

Salaberry-de-Valleyfield has two official flags. One was unveiled in 1974, for the centennial. It is a tricolor with a simplified shield taken from the city arms, superimposed on the three stripes. Blue is for the sky, yellow for the fields and green recalls water. Since June 1983, however, only the flag with a setting sun on a stylized set of waves is used. The setting sun expresses the geographic location of the city, on the south shore of the St Lawrence, but also in the southwest of Quebec. The waves stand for the water of Saint-François bay and the aquatic environment that characterizes the municipality.

Salaberry possesses an international reputation in the world of nautical sports. The typography used for the city name is modern and dynamic, just like the spirit of its residents. The logo was realized by Bernard Morin and was adopted on July 11, 1985.

The flag is also illustrated in NAVA News 32/1-2.

Luc Baronian, 22 May 2005

Centennial Flag

Centennial Flag
[Salaberry-de-Valleyfield flag] image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 16 September 2007
Source: photo at Salaberry-de-Valleyfield website

Shield detail
[Salaberry-de-Valleyfield flag] image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 16 September 2007

The flag, based on the photo from the city website, is a 1:2 horizontally stripped flag of blue over yellow over green, the latter two one-sixth of the total height, with the simplified coat of arms on the upper hoist.

This simplified coat of arms consists of the shield of the arms in dark yellow monochrome within a white border, the whole's height (excluding the tip of the shield) 1/3rd of the flag's height (width 7/24ths) and removed from the upper fly corner 1/6th of the flag's height. Generic dimensions appear to be 1:2 = (4+1+1):12 = (4+8+4+4+4):(37+7+4).

The coat of arms shield shows on a fess, between a sun in chief and a fleur-de-lis and a thistle set in fess in campaign, a beaver.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 16 September 2007