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Sainte-Angèle-de-Prémont, Quebec (Canada)

Maskinongé RCM

Last modified: 2019-12-08 by rob raeside
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[flag of  Sainte-Angèle-de-Prémont] image by Olivier Touzeau, 3 November 2019
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The Municipality

The municipality of Sainte-Angèle-de-Prémont (600 inhabitants, 37.8 km²)
Formerly Sainte-Angèle, it was renamed Sainte-Angèle-de-Prémont in 1987.
Olivier Touzeau, 3 November 2019


Vertical triband R/W/R (1:2:1) with the coat of arms in the center of the white stripe, and 4 nautical stars (yellow with greenish shadows) at the upper and lower hoist and fly.
The same flag can be seen in front of the seat of the municipality:
Olivier Touzeau
, 3 November 2019

The beaver surmounting the shield is the symbol of Canada.
The fleur-de-lis in the center of the shield is the emblem of Quebec; it also symbolizes the French origin of the population.
The cross quartering the shield is the symbol of Christian faith.

In the first quarter, the halo, diadem and initials "S.A." represent the parish's patron saint, St. Angela de Merici (1474-1540; canonized on 24 May 1807 by Pope Pius VII), the founder of the Company of St. Ursula (1535) for the education of girls, the root of the later Order of Ursulines (1544).

In the second quarter, the fir represents forest, an important source of income. Fir were once used to signal and decorate the routes of the Corpus Christi procession. It is also used for Christmas fests.

In the first quarter, the spinning wheel is a symbol of crafts, a still important activity. The Women Farmers' Circle established in March 1937 was among the first associations of that kind established in the region.

In the fourth quarter, the cornucopia is a symbol of the soil fertility and generosity, prone to smallholder's farming.

The garlands of maple leaves surrounding the shield and tied ins base represent the union of the village and the countryside.
The French motto reads "Fraternity - Friendship - Generosity".
Municipal website
Ivan Sache, 16 November 2019