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Drummondville, Quebec (Canada)

Ville de Drummondville

Last modified: 2020-06-20 by rob raeside
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[Drummondville flag] 1:2 image by Eugene Ipavec
Source: Canadian City Flags, Raven 18


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Drummondville

Drummondville is a city in the Centre-du-Québec region of Quebec, located east of Montreal on the Saint-François River. It is the seat of Drummond Regional County Municipality.


Current Flag

Text and image(s) from Canadian City Flags, Raven 18 (2011), courtesy of the North American Vexillological Association, which retains copyright. Image(s) by permission of Eugene Ipavec.

Design

The flag of the City of Drummondville has a white field with the city’s arms in the centre, roughly three-fourths the height of the flag, with DRUMMONDVILLE below the arms, in serif letters in yellow outlined black. The arms have a central shield with a horizontal top, straight sides curving at the base to a narrow tip, and four quarters. The first and fourth are silver with a blue horizontal stripe on which are three white five-pointed flowers lined in black, all in a row. The second and third are white with two horizontal red stripes; the spaces around and between them are filled with “ermine” spots and tails in black. A five-towered mural crown in yellow with black details is above the shield, which is surrounded on both sides by a wreath of green maple leaves. On a horizontal swallow-tailed ribbon of yellow at the base appears FORTEM POSCE ANIMUM in sans-serif letters in black.
Luc Baronian, Canadian City Flags, Raven 18, 2011

Symbolism

The city’s documentation interprets the arms:
The arms used for half a century are a combination of the arms of Frederick George Heriot, founder of the city [in 1815], and those of the Nugent family, the founder’s mother. The shield is under a gold mural crown, a symbol of civic authority. The [Latin] motto Fortem posce animum means “Asks for a strong soul”. Gold symbolizes strength and riches, silver represents purity. Blue is for justice, loyalty, and beauty; red is for charity, justice, and heroism; green is for youth, hope, optimism, confidence in the future, and an enterprising spirit. The maple leaves are green, their traditional colour in Québec heraldry.

Luc Baronian, Canadian City Flags, Raven 18, 2011

Selection

Unknown.
Luc Baronian, Canadian City Flags, Raven 18, 2011

Designer

Unknown.
Luc Baronian, Canadian City Flags, Raven 18, 2011
 
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