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Saint-Étienne-des-Grès, Quebec (Canada)

Maskinongé RCM

Last modified: 2019-12-08 by rob raeside
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[flag of Saint-Étienne-des-Grès] image by Olivier Touzeau, 5 November 2019
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The Municipality

The parish municipality of Saint-Étienne-des-Grès (4,500 inhabitants, 105.6 km²).
Olivier Touzeau, 4 November 2019


White flag with coat of arms and the name of the municipality.
The same flag can be seen in front of the seat of the municipality:,-72.7732824,3a,75y,100.11h,96.51t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1s53quJfuk0P0R09knYK7UwA!2e0!5s20140801T000000!7i13312!8i6656
Olivier Touzeau
, 4 November 2019

The arms of Saint-Étienne-des-Grès are "Or three fesses azure surrounded by three rocks sable 2 and 1. The shield surrounded by two branches of maple proper. Beneath the shield a scroll or inscribed 'LA VALEUR CROÎT SOUS L'OBSTACLE' ".
The three fesses represent the parish of Trois-Rivières (lit., Three Rivers), once Saint-Étienne's mother parish.
The rocks made of three stones recall St. Stephen' martyrdom. They also represent the "Grès" epithet, in French, "sandstone". The village was named for the rocky environment.
The motto, "Value Grows Under Obstacle", is a reference to the rocks featured on the shield.
Ivan Sache, 12 November 2019