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Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, (Canada)

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[Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia] image by Arnaud Leroy, 17 April 2006

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Description of the flag

Ten designs were put to the Town Council of Annapolis Royal at their meeting on 09 February 2005, when a discussion was held by the members of the council. At that meeting, the Council decided to put three options "to the public for their consideration", by inserting a ballot in the "Community newsletter" and encouraging people to vote "when they visited the Town Hall".

On 16 May 2005, the Council adopted "flag number 3" as the town's flag. It is not stated what the turnout level was for the election, nor is it stated what the results of the voting were, neither are the various designs depicted. The cost was said to be between 350 and 500 Canadian Dollars for ten flags.

(1) Town of Annapolis Royal, Council Minutes, 16 May 2005, Motion 17 <>, (18 April 2006)
(2) Town of Annapolis Royal, Committee of the Whole Minutes, 09 February 2005, <> (18 April 2006)
(3) Town of Annapolis Royal, Committee of the Whole Minutes, Matters Arising number 1, 04 May 2005, <> (18 April 2006)
Colin Dobson, 18 April 2006

Quoting the minutes of the Town Council Meeting, 16 November 2009:

"Preliminary artwork of the proposed new Town crest has been provided. The reaction to the new crest has not been favourable. CAO Boyer has contacted the Annapolis Heritage Society and a small committee has been established to design a crest that is suitable for the Town. Mayor Roberts said that the new crest has cost the Town approximately  $1,000.00 to date and considering the financial situation of the Town,it is not appropriate for more funds to be spent on the crest at this time. Mayor Roberts suggested that he draft a letter to the Queen, explaining the situation and requesting that the Town be permitted to use the existing crest. AHS will be advised that the Town will continue to work on creating an appropriate crest but there will be no additional funds spent on the project. The Town will use the National Historic District logo until the issue has been resolved.

Motion #5.
It was moved by Councillor Mueller-Sparenberg, seconded by Councillor Hudson that a letter be drafted to Her Majesty the Queen formally requesting the Annapolis Royal be permitted to continue to use the Town Crest that has been the crest of Annapolis Royal for almost 100 years. Motion carried."

Ivan Sache, 30 July 2012

Town Information

A quite extensive history is at the community website, but in brief:

Annapolis Royal and area play a special and unique role in Canadian History. The first permanent European settlement in North America north of St. Augustine, Florida, was established at Port Royal in 1605.

From that time until 1749, Port Royal, or Annapolis Royal, was frequently the military and administrative centre of Acadia or Nova Scotia, which covered a substantially larger area than the present Nova Scotia.