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Wainfleet Township, Ontario (Canada)

Niagara Regional Municipality

Last modified: 2023-02-18 by rob raeside
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[Wainfleet Township, Ontario] image by Masao Okazaki, 2 January 2023

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Description of the flag

The flag can be seen in many photos of the township's Facebook page:
It consists of the arms on a white field.
Masao Okazaki, 3 June 2022

Coat of arms

[Wainfleet Township, Ontario] image located by Masao Okazaki, 2 January 2023

The Coat of Arms and Crest of the flag are explained on page 10 of this long pdf file:
"The Coat of Arms of Wainfleet Township consists of a white shield charged with a red cross which symbolizes the arms of Lincoln, England. The Maple Leaf is used to represent Canada. The Wagon Wheel and Bars Wavy depicting the Anglo-Saxon meaning of Wain "a wagon" and Fleet "a creek - a river", that is "a creek through which a wagon can pass." The Harrow is representing the development of Agriculture in the area.
Crest: A Cranberry Bush, indicative of the natural flora in this area, on a wreath colours argent and gules.

Supporters: The Mississauga Native, representing the tribe that settled along Lake Ontario. The Franciscan Priest, representing Father Dillon, the first European 1626-1678, being among the priests that established the settlement."

The Coat of Arms:
Masao Okazaki, 2 January 2023