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Champlain, Quebec (Canada)

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Last modified: 2019-12-08 by rob raeside
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[flag of Champlain] image by Olivier Touzeau, 11 November 2019
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The Municipality

The municipality of Champlain (1,800 inhabitants, 57.6 km²)
1982, fusion of the parish of La Visitation-de-Champlain and of the village municipality of Champlain. Named after Samuel de Champlain, founder of the New France, who gave his name to the Champlain River in 1632.
Olivier Touzeau, 11 November 2019


Flag

White flag with emblem.
Olivier Touzeau
, 11 November 2019

The shield, of French shape, is composed of two parts.
The central part features a ship azure charged with the Christian cross, sailing on waves made of garbs of wheat or (emblem of the 300th anniversary of the foundation of the town). This represents navigation on majestic river Saint Lawrence and the stops made by Samuel de Champlain during his numerous journeys. Champlain and other seamen, as well, use the mouth of small river Champlain as a harbor protected from winds and Indians who also sailed on the big river. Some of these seamen settled on the river bank and became farmers.
A radiating sun or completely covers the field argent of the shield, as a symbol of warmth, wealth and pride.
The upper part, a chief gules (the royal color) represents the King's Road, whose original route crossed the village of Champlain. The three fleurs-de-lis recalls that the place belonged to France for 300 years.

The shield is surmounted by the lettering "Champlain", which deliberately enters the shield's chief, recalling that the route of the King's Road was modified several times.
The "n" of "Champlain" is shaped like the bay that faces the village. A peaceful water bird is about to land on the welcoming territory of Champlain.

The shield is supported by two iris flowered azure and slipped vert. This ornamental and odoriferous flower is symbol of royal power and divine protection. The poet's flower is filled with precious values relevant to Champlain's territory and inhabitants. Moreover, this plant grow profusely near watercourses.

A scroll gules placed beneath the shield is charged with the French motto, which reads "Loyal, Tenacious and Proud".

http://www.municipalite.champlain.qc.ca/fr/logo-armoiries_48.html
Municipal website
Ivan Sache, 16 November 2019


 
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