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Saint-Alexis-des-Monts (Quebec, Canada)

Municipalité de Saint-Alexis-des-Monts

Last modified: 2019-12-08 by rob raeside
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[flag of Louiseville] image by Olivier Touzeau, 3 November 2019

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The Municipality

The parish municipality of Saint-Alexis-des-Monts (3,103 inhabitants in 2006 - Aleximontois/oises; 1,153.85 sq. km) is part of the MRC of Maskinongé, administrative region of Mauricie. The municipality was incorporated in 1877; on 21 April 1984, the municipality of Belleau, incorporated in 1973, was included into Saint-Alexis-des-Monts. On 9 December 1995, Saint-Alexis-des-Monts was even increased by the inclusion of the non-incorporated territories of Lac-Marcotte and Lac-au-Sorcier. The place is mostly known for the Speckled Trout Festival, attracting every year 35,000 visitors, therefore the nickname of "Capital of the Speckled Trout" ("Capitale de la Truite Mouchetée") given to the village.1

On 7 August 2007, Jean-Paul Plante reports in "L'Echo de Maskinongé" that the soldier Yannick Roch, about to leave for Afghanistan, was granted a municipal flag by Mayor Jean-Paul Diamond. On the third photography attached to the report, the municipal flag can be seen as a white flag with the emblem of the municipality.2

The emblem of Saint-Alexis-des-Monts, featuring of course the speckled trout, is shown on the municipal website near the map of the municipality. The motto on the scroll "PROGRES ET HARMONIE" reads "Progress and Harmony".3

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Ivan Sache, 10 August 2007


White flag with coat-of-arms.
The same flag can be seen in front of the seat of the municipality:
Olivier Touzeau
, 3 November 2019

The first quarter highlights the beauty of the natural environment of Saint-Alexis ("the genuine nature", an enchanting and healthy environment) and its potential for tourism.
The second quarter highlights the diversity of the fauna, hunting and fishing.
The third quarter emphasizes the population's natural skills for arts and music, and the village's well-established social, artistic and intellectual structures.
The fourth quarter represents simple and deep friendship, spontaneous and warm fraternity, and hospitality recognized beyond borders.
The base evoke the lakes, their fauna and the fish farms established there.
The shield is surrounded by two cones and young boughs of coniferous trees, as a symbol of vivacity and forest re-establishment.
Municipal website
Ivan Sache, 16 November 2019