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Lyster, Quebec (Canada)

L'Érable RCM, Centre du Québec

Last modified: 2023-01-07 by rob raeside
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[Lyster flag] image by Masao Okazaki, 1 March 2022
based on photo located by Dave Fowler, 1 March 2022

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Lyster is town in MRC d'L'Érable.
The municipality of Lyster (1,605 inhabitants in 2016; 16,801 ha) is located 80 km south-west of Quebec.

The municipality was established in 1976 as the merger of the parish municipality of Sainte-Anastasie (1875) and of the village municipality of Lyster (1912).
Municipal website

Flag is a logo on white.
Among the seven icons used to represent the municipality, the logo uses the yellow one, which represents heritage. It features a simplified representation of the central rose windows of the parish church, which is the municipality's main landmark. This is also a reference to the rose windows of the prestigious European gothic cathedrals. The rich shade of yellow recalls the use of gold during that historical period.

The typography used for "LYSTER" is derived from English fonts, recalling that wood merchant Charles King asked in 1852 to the Grand Tronc railway company to name the local station to Lyster, referring to his English village of birth. The typography reinvents the central decorative elements and applied them to a sans serif font (Insignia Roman modified). the dark marine blue is often associated with prestige, calm, wisdom, truth and loyalty. The color also brings much seriousness to the image of the municipality.

The color specifications are blue Pantone 647 C and yellow Pantone 130.
Guide des normes graphiques

The St. Anastasie church, deemed one of the oldest ones in Quebec, was built in 1878. The church was increased and totally revamped in 1908, with the addition of a statue of St. Anastasia designed by sculptor Louis Jobin (1845-1928).
Ivan Sache, 1 March 2022

Description of the flag

The flag is white with the logo centred.

Current branding guide:
Dave Fowler, 1 March 2022

Earlier flag

[Plessisville flag] image by Masao Okazaki, 28 December 2022
based on image located by Masao Okazaki, 1 March 2022

Page 3 of this 2013 pdf file shows a previous flag:
A similar logo is on the Facebook page:é-de-Lyster-137622846303295/photos/a.137622939636619/419411918124385
Masao Okazaki, 1 March 2022