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Quinte West, Ontario (Canada)

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[Quinte West]

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Description of the flag

The meaning behind the symbols:


STRIVING TOWARD A MAGNIFICENT FUTURE uses the first letter from the names of each of the four municipalities.

The Arms (Shield)

Traditional and patriotic red, white and blue colours of the district "theme" - union of the four municipalities of the Trent River: Bay of Quinte wide vertical centre white band; Trent River lower white tip; Bay of Quinte - 4 bands - 2 blue, 2 white - 4 municipalities

Coronets with upper rim of maple and oak leaves is representative of the Loyalists

The Crest (Above the Shield)

A Steel helmet of heraldry, mantled by a cloth held in place by a wreath in red, white and blue

The lion holds a flagstaff in his right paw and flies a white flag with the four wavy bands representing the four municipalities

The lion also honours the Loyalists

The lion upholds the honour of Quinte West by carrying the flag

The lions wings refer to the Trenton RCAF and the air show

Supporters and Compartment

The shield rests on a mound of green representing fields, parks and woodlands

A plow from Township of Murray - agriculture heritage and enterprise

A beaver from City of Trenton represents hard work and enterprise

The beaver's collar of rings from the Village of Frankford represents achievement.

The beaver's cogwheel from the City of Trenton represents industry

The horse and collar with sheaf of grain from Township of Sidney represents transport, heritage and agriculture

The Flag

A white field with four wavy bands representing the 4 municipalities with the City's shield in the upper right hand corner.