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Saint-Nazaire-d'Acton, Quebec (Canada)

Acton RCM, Montérégie

Last modified: 2022-04-09 by rob raeside
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[Saint-Nazaire-d'Acton flag] image by Masao Okazaki, 12 March 2022
based on photo located by Dave Fowler, 3 March 2022

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Municipalité de Saint-Nazaire d'Acton is a town in MRC d'Acton.
The parish municipality of Saint-Nazaire-d'Acton (884 inhabitants in 2016; 5,820 ha) is located 30 km south-west of Drummondville.

Saint-Nazaire-d'Acton was canonically erected a parish on 20 April 1893, separating of Saint-Théodore-d'Acton, Saint-Éphrem-d'Upton, Saint-Germain-de-Grantham and Saint-Jean-l'Évangéliste-de-Wickham. Originally known as Saint-Nazaire-et-Compagnons-Martyrs, the parish was colloquially known as Saint-Nazaire-d'Acton, a name that was retained when the municipality was created in 1894. The name refers to Nazaire Vadnais, one of the founders of the parish, whose biography is unknown.
Commission de toponymie Québec

Saint-Nazaire-d'Acton is the birth place of Ernest Dufault, author, as Will James, of 26 books he illustrated himself. Scribner's Magazine prompted him to gather his short stories in "Cowboys, North and South, which was released in 1924 as his first book. "Smoky", his third book, was awarded the National Prize of Youth Books.
For his contribution to the image of the West and of cow-boys, he entered the Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City on 21 March 1992, 50 years after his death and 100 years after his birth.
Municipal website.

Ivan Sache, 4 March 2022

Description of the flag

Flag is complicated, and could not find a complete picture, but
is gold and black details on white. Municipal arms appear to be
in upper hoist.
Dave Fowler, 3 March 2022

Yellow represents agriculture. Green is the color of abundance. Black represents the oil.
The maize cob represents production while the wheat spike represents agriculture. The fleurs-de-lis represents the French Canadian origin of the population.
The interlaced chevrons emphasize unification and mutual aid among people when facing problems. The escutcheon is the point of meeting of union of the village's parts. The palm and the sword are the symbols of Saint-Nazaire-d'Acton. The oak acorn is a symbol of power and solidity connected to the ancestors' force.
The blue waves represent river Duncan.
Municipal website
Ivan Sache, 4 March 2022

Flag in 2018

[Upton flag] image by Masao Okazaki, 4 March 2022

A 2018 picture from the town's Facebook page shows a flag with more color but might have the same layout.
Masao Okazaki,, 4 March 2022

Coat of arms

[arms] image located by Dave Fowler, 4 March 2022