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Saint-Élie-de-Caxton, Quebec (Canada)

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Last modified: 2019-12-08 by rob raeside
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[flag of Saint-Élie-de-Caxton] image by Olivier Touzeau, 4 November 2019
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The Municipality

The municipality of Saint-Élie-de-Caxton (1,800 inhabitants, 129.5 km²)
Named Saint-Élie before 2005.
Olivier Touzeau, 4 November 2019


Flag

White flag with name at the hoist and coat-of-arms in the fly
The same flag can be seen in front of the seat of the municipality: https://www.google.com/maps/@46.4872911,-72.9584573,3a,75y,19.47h,89.72t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sLKhN7C0rN_BDt4EZ0Q5IFg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
Olivier Touzeau
, 4 November 2019

The arms of Saint-Élie-de-Caxton are "Gules chevron argent charged with a cross sable cantoned in chief by a ruffed grouse and a hare the two argent Divided wavy in case azure a brook trout argent. The shield surmounted by a sun shadow or and supported by two branches of maple vert tied in base. A scroll or inscribed with the motto (ENSEMBLE VERS L'AVENIR' [Together towards Future]."

The arms and motto ere designed by Gaétan Thériault.

The white chevron represents the Calvary Mountain on which a cross was erected.
The three animals symbolize the natural environment.
The fir and the maple branches represent forests.
The blue base recalls the several lakes of Saint-Élie-de-Caxton.
The sun symbolizes the village's raise.
http://www.st-elie-de-caxton.ca/notre-municipalite/histoire-et-armoiries
Municipal website
Ivan Sache, 16 November 2019