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Saint-Lambert, Quebec (Canada)

Ville de Saint-Lambert

Last modified: 2023-04-08 by rob raeside
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[Saint-Lambert flag] image by Masao Okazaki, 16 March 2023

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Saint-Lambert existed from 1857 to 2002 when it was amalgamated with Longueuil. In 2006 it separated from Longueuil.

City flag

This city is now part of . I saw this flag in the Fall of 2000. The mural crown on the shield symbolizes the fact that this is a city. The fleur-de-lys represents the French-origin population, the rose the English-origin population. The hunting horn reminds us of Lambert Closse, hero of the 17th century French pioneers who hunted, it is said, in the area's wetlands. The ship symbolizes the geographical location of Saint-Lambert, on the shores of the St Lawrence. The motto "Maximus in minimis" means 'to show greatness in the infinitely small details'. I am uncertain of the lettering's details.
Luc Baronian, 22 May 2005

The citizens of St Lambert voted to separate from Longueuil (into which we had been merged against our wishes). As of January 1, 2006 we have been a city again.
Pamela Welch, 28 June 2007

After being de-almalgamated and independent in 2006, this is Saint-Lambert's flag.
Canadian Heraldic Authority:
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City council approved the flag’s design, with a horizontal blue-and-white division and the shield of the arms in the centre, in 1974.

Masao Okazaki, 16 March 2023

City arms

[Saint-Lambert shield] image by Masao Okazaki, 16 March 2023

Shield based on

Blazon: Azure on a base wavy Argent crested Azure an ancient ship Argent, on a chief Or a hunting horn Sable between a fleur-de-lis Azure and a rose Gules

Symbolism: In the upper portion, the fleur-de-lis on the left represents the citizens of French origin and the rose on the right represents those of English origin. The hunting horn in the centre is a reminder that during the 17th century, the wetlands of Saint-Lambert (then known as “mouille-pied,” meaning “a place that will wet your feet”) were renowned hunting grounds. The horn also represents French pioneer Lambert Closse, who apparently used to hunt in the region. The ship at the centre of the arms symbolizes Saint-Lambert’s geographic location on the shores of the St. Lawrence.

Masao Okazaki, 16 March 2023