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Selkirk, Manitoba (Canada)

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Flag of Selkirk, Manitoba (Canada) image by Masao Okazaki, 30 January 2023
based on image located by Valentin Poposki, 7 July 2011

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Description of the flag

The flag of the City of Selkirk, Manitoba, is white with city coat of arms on it. Here is complete text of the coat of arms' grant:

Whereas, William Shead, Mayor, Kenneth R. Conrad, Secretary-Treasurer, and Council for and on behalf of THE CORPORATION OF THE TOWN OF SELKIRK in the Province of Manitoba, Canada, having by Petition unto Us of date 24 March 1982 SHEWN;
That the first meeting of the Municipal Council of the Corporation of the town of Selkirk was held on 24 July 1882 pursuant to the powers granted to the said Council by the Lieutenant-Governor of the Province of Manitoba on 9 June 1882 and pursuant to "The Municipal Act" of the Province of Manitoba; That the first elected Mayor of the Town of Selkirk was James Colcleugh, That the present site of the Town of Selkirk was first settled by people of Indian ancestry and was the site of the St. Peter's Indian Reserve and a Metis settlement which came to be known as Selkirk; That in due course, with the continuous influx of people, Selkirk was incorporated a Town and has enjoyed an extensive period of progress and growth; And the Petituners having prayed that there might be granted unto the said Corporation of the Town of Selkirk such Ensigns Armorial as might be found suitable and according to the Laws of Arms, Know Ye Therefore that we have Devised, and Do by These Presents Assign, Ratify and Con-firm unto the Petitioners for and on behalf of the Corporation of the Town of Selkirk the following Ensigns Armorial as depicted upon the margin hereof, and matriculated of even date with These Presents upon the 49th page of the 62nd Volume of Our Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland, VIDELICET: -

Quarterly Argent and Azure, on a cross Gules fumbriated Or, quarter pierced Argent a human heart Gules imperially crowned Proper, between in the first quarter a locomotive-engine contournee Sabre embellished Or, in the second quarter a Red River cart contournee Or, in the third quarter upon a sea undy inbase Argent and of the Second a York boat contournee Or, in the fourth quarter upon a sea undy in base Azure and of the First a steam screw ship contournee Sable. Above the Shield is placed a coronet appropriate to a Corporation of a Town, VIDELICET: -

a mural coronet Azure masoned Argent and in an Escrol below the same this Motto "PER MARE PER TERRAS". by demonstration of which Ensigns Armorial the Corporation of the Town of Selkirk is amongst all Nobles and in all Places of Honour, to be taken, numbered and accounted as an Incorporation Noble in the Noblesse of Scotland; in Testimony Whereof We have subscribed These Presents and the Seal of Our Office is affixed hereto at Edinburgh this 1st day of June in the 31st Year of the Reign of Our Sovereign Lady Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain, and Northern Ireland, and of Her Other Realms and Territories, Queen, Head of the Common-wealth, Defender of the Faith, and in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Nine Hundred and Eighty-two.

Text and image of the coat of arms thanks to Debby de Boer, Community Services Dept.

About the city:
"Selkirk is a city in the western Canadian province of Manitoba, located about 22 km northeast of the provincial capital Winnipeg on the Red River. As of the 2006 census, Selkirk had a population of 9,515." - from Wikipedia:,_Manitoba

Official website:
Valentin Poposki, 17 May 2010 Recent photos show that the flag of Selkirk has a blue-white Canadian pale and a partial ring of maple leaves around the crest.
Masao Okazaki, 30 January 2023