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Sainte-Foy, Quebec (Canada)

Capitale-Nationale

Last modified: 2020-06-20 by rob raeside
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[Sainte Foy, Quebec] image by Peter Orenski, 13 November 2012
based on research and information provided by James Croft and Kevin Harrington
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Description of the flag

Ste.-Foy is now amalgamated with Quebec City, and forms the largest part of the city, the main commercial area, and includes the airport and Laval University.

The flag is clearly based on the provincial flag, a white cross on blue. In the first and fourth quarters, extending from the first to the fourth quarter, a blue marshal's baton adorned with fleur-de-lys, crossed with a sword in each quarter, and in the second and third quarters, three gold fleur-de-lys. Over all in the centre, a red shield with a yellow bend, bearing a twig with five berries or nuts. http://www.ngw.nl/int/can/s-foy.htm reports the arms as "officially granted on April 22, 1996. As the city of Sainte-Foy was built on the lands of the seigneury of Brulart de Sillery, his arms are placed in centre of the shield. The swords and the marshal's baton commemorate the heroic exploits of François Gaston, duc de Levis, hero of the battle of Sainte-Foy, which gave its name to the city of Sainte-Foy. The fleurs-de-lis represent the French origins of its inhabitants."
Rob Raeside, 13 November 2012
 
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