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Saint-Antoine-sur-Richelieu (Quebec, Canada)

La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM, Montérégie

Last modified: 2022-04-09 by rob raeside
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Saint-Antoine-sur-Richelieu flag image by Masao Okazaki, 12 March 2022
based on photo located by Dave Fowler, 8 March 2022

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Saint-Antoine-sur-Richelieu is a municipality in MRC de La Vallée-du-Richelieu.
The municipality of Saint-Antoine-sur-Richelieu (1,694 inhabitants in 2016; 6,790 ha) is located 30 km south of Sorel-Tracy.
Ivan Sache, 9 March 2022

Current Flag

Flag is the coat of arms on white.
Dave Fowler, 8 March 2022

This Facebook photo: shows the municipality's name below the seal. The typeface is University Roman, a popular one from 1972.
Masao Okazaki, 12 March 2022

Coat of Arms

Coat of arms image located by Dave Fowler, 8 March 2022

Flag is the coat of arms on white.
The shape of the shield dates to the late 18th - early 19th century.

Red (gules) symbolizes love, charity and human warmth; or represents the people's rich spirit and character as well as the producing soil. The chevron recalls the roofs of the old houses; it represents the ranges that cross the territory as well as ways of development. The star represents all the citizens which were or still are famous in diverse kinds of human activities.

The mural crown is connected to the kingdom of France; the four-towered fortress represents the Regiment of Carignan, to which the first lord belonged, while the towers represent the first domains, Du Breuil, Sainte-Marie, Paradis and Duhamel.
The Latin motto, reading "What Makes Knowledgeable is Work", perfectly describes Saint-Antoine-sur-Richelieu's people. Work, that is, experience, as well as instruction, made of Antoniens and Antoniennes people with great knowledge.

The fleurs-de-lis and supporters argent represent the reflected light of knowledge.
The unicorns supporting the shield represent purity and determination.
The wavy stripes represents plowed land and river Richelieu. The blue stripes symbolize the purity of water and feeling, while the white stripes symbolize the clayey soil.
Municipal website
Ivan Sache, 9 March 2022