Last modified: 2012-08-11 by rob raeside
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image contributed by Darrell Neuman, 14 July 2008
The town of Oyen, Alberta (population: 1,099 ) is located at the intersection of two highways in southeast Alberta near the provincial boundary with Saskatchewan.
The municipal flag of Oyen features the head of a Pronghorn Antelope.
This animal is native to this area of Alberta. There is also the
symbolic representation of an intersection of two roads (Highway 41
and Highway 9) which form a cross in the center of the flag. This is
also the name of the town in bold lettering. This flag was officially
adopted by Town Council on January 20, 1976.
Darrell Neuman, 14 July 2008