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Saint-François-du-Lac, Quebec (Canada)

Nicolet-Yamaska, Centre-du-Québec

Last modified: 2022-04-02 by rob raeside
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[Saint-François-du-Lac] image by Masao Okazaki, 2 March 2022
based on photo located by Dave Fowler, 2 March 2022
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Saint-François-du-Lac is a town in MRC de Nicolet-Yamaska.
Dave Fowler, 2 March 2022

The municipality (1,965 inhabitants in 2016; 8,340 ha) is located 30 km east of Sorel-Tracy.

Saint-François-du-Lac was named for St. Francis-Xavier and François de Lauzon, son of Jean de Lauzon, owner of a domain located near river Saint-François. "du Lac", "at the Lake", was added to highlight nearness with Lake Saint-Pierre.
Municipal website
Ivan Sache, 2 March 2022

The Flag

Flag is a logo on white.
Dave Fowler, 2 March 2022

The logo was designed by François Roy.

As for the graphic part, the superimposition of the lozenge to the coat of arms makes the shield's classical element more actual and dynamic.
The lozenge illustrates the community's values and qualities.
The upper left part features the sun, as the emblem of energy and light. This emphasizes the force enounced in the baseline.
The upper right part features green and golden yellow furrows, emphasizing the significance of agriculture. Very simple, this part brings a more graphic but still efficient component in the design.
The lower right part features a more graphic, polysemic element. The cross represents the junction of roads 132 and 143. The cross conveys also a spiritual dimension. The upper blue part and lower golden yellow part highlights the significance of water and land, recalling the geographical location.
The lower left part emphasizes the significance of the fauna for the community connected with the surrounding national environment. The goose represents migrating birds that mark the region's life while the fishes recalls Lake Saint-Pierre.
In the background, the shield features elements of the municipality's landscape, in the upper part, the bridge over river Saint-François. In the lower part, green represents the natural environment while blue recalls Lake Saint-Pierre.
Black and golden yellow convey the community's nobleness, wealth and prosperity. Blue and green convey calm, serenity and nature. Yellow conveys vividness, action and light.

As for the text part, the baseline "Gets its force from the love for its community, since 1673" emphasizes the connection between the population and the municipality, active for some 350 years.
The calligraphic typography highlights the tercentenary municipality. The blue letters bring depth. Educated, stable and calm, blue with preferred color of several corporations. Green conveys sweetness, elegance and distinction.
Municipal website

Ivan Sache, 2 March 2022