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Saint-Simon-de-Rimouski, Quebec (Canada)

Les Basques RCM, Bas-St-Laurent

Last modified: 2022-04-09 by rob raeside
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[Saint-Liboire flag] image by Masao Okazaki, 18 March 2022

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The municipality of Saint-Simon-de-Rimouski is located between Rivière-du-Loup and Rimouski.

Saint-Simon was first settled in 1796 by Régis Jean, from Saint-Jean-Port-Joli; he was joined a few years later by other colonists coming from Trois-Pistoles.
The parish of Saint-Simon-de la-Baie Ha! Ha! was erected canonically in 1826 and civically in 1835. It was name for Apostle St. Simon and also for the nickname of the feudal domain of Baie Ha! Ha!, Nicolas-Rioux / Riou, coined for Nicolas Rioux, lord of Trois-Pistoles in 1751. Founded in 1845, the parish municipality of Saint-Simon-de la-Baie Ha! Ha! was abolished in 1847 and merged with other entities to form the county municipality of Rimouski, Division No. 1. The post-office inaugurated in 1848 was named Saint-Simon-de-Rimouski. Created in 1855, the parish municipality of Saint-Simon was split in tow parts the years later to form the new parish municipality of Saint-Mathieu-de-Rioux. In 2020, the parish municipality of Saint-Simon was transformed into the municipality of Saint-Simon-de-Rimouski.
Municipal website

Ivan Sache, 16 March 2022


Flag is the municipal arms on white, with a green/gold inner border around the edges.
The arms are "Vert a cross or charged in the center with a chapel azure cantonned in chief by a fleur-de-lis argent in base sinister by a maple leaf gules.

Vert (green) recalls that Saint-Simon i a green parish. The chief represents the hills up the the 2nd rang, while the base represents the northern hills, up to the sea.
The cross or represents faith and the heritage of labor, love and Christian life left by the ancestors. It also symbolizes harvests of wheat and other grain matured under the sun and that are grown up the the 22nd rang, and also wood extracted from the hills' steep sides.
The fleur-de-lis evokes the French origin, while the maple leaf evokes Canada and the parish syrup maple orchards.
The chapel represents Saint-Simon's first chapel.
The French motto reads "Always Faithful".
Municipal website

Ivan Sache, 16 March 2022


[Saint-Liboire flag] image by Masao Okazaki, 18 March 2022

I found a larger image of the arms at a fire station Facebook page:
Masao Okazaki, 18 March 2022