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Baie-Sainte-Catherine (municipality), 200 inhabitants on 233.46 km².
The flag is white with burgundy sinuous stripes at the hoist and at the fly, and the logo in the center.
Olivier Touzeau, 17 April 2020
On 27 May 1703, the French explorer Samuel de Champlain set up in Pointe-aux-Alouettes
an alliance with representative of three Amerindian nations: Montagnais,
Algonquin and Maliseet. The treaty allowed the French explorers to sail the
Saint Lawrence River and to settle its banks; this was the first step to the
establishment of the town of Quebec.
The municipal arms were designed after the villagers' appealing character and the village's geographical features.
The church, a sacred place, has a paramount role in the municipality and is connected to every house. This link represents bond and mutual aid between the villagers.
The municipality is located in a nice environment, composed of a picturesque and enchanting landscape, a vast forest, an outstanding beach, and not the least, superb watercourses, the majestic river Saint-Lawrence. The massive presence of marine mammals embellishes the landscape and makes happy every tourist visiting Baie-Sainte-Catherine.
The green and blue colors represent a good balance between the forest and the sea, while burgundy red, a warm color, personifies the wonderful, small village of Baie-Sainte-Catherine.
Ivan Sache, 18 April 2020