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Metchosin, British Columbia (Canada)

Capital Regional District

Last modified: 2012-08-11 by rob raeside
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Description of the flag

The flag of the District of Metchosin, British Columbia, is black and white district logo on a royal blue background. Information thanks to Lisa Urlacher, Deputy Clerk.

The District:
"The District of Metchosin is a small, coastal community (fewer than 5000 people) just outside of Greater Victoria, in Metro Victoria's British Columbia Western Communities. Many Metchosinites are small farmers (vegetables, orchards, poultry, sheep, some pigs and cattle). Most are retired or work outside the community. There are also many home based businesses (everything from massage and dentistry to international consulting). The name Metchosin is the anglicised version of the native "Smets-chosen", which means "place of stinking fish". Local legend maintains that many years prior to the Europeans' arrival, an orca beached and died, and that everywhere that could smell it rotting became part of Metchosin. The town's museum, which was once its one-room school before an increasing population necessitated a larger building, claims to have vertebrae from the animal on display. Metchosin's community symbol is, perhaps unsurprisingly, an orca. It has 4,795 residents." - from Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metchosin,_British_Columbia

Official website: http://www.district.metchosin.bc.ca/siteengine/activepage.asp
Valentin Poposki, 5 October 2010