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Granby, Quebec (Canada)

Ville de Granby

Last modified: 2018-07-09 by rob raeside
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[Granby flag] 1:2 image by Eugene Ipavec
Source: Canadian City Flags, Raven 18

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Granby

Located at the crossroads of the Pacific Rim, Greater Vancouver and the United States, Surrey is accessible to all major cities in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. The recent addition of the Skytrain rapid transit line means Vancouver is less than 35 minutes away via public transit. Surrey is traversed to five major highways, four railways, deep-sea docking facilities and an international airport. The Canada/U.S. border puts City Centre businesses within easy access of local, national and world markets.

As one of the fastest growing cities in Canada, Surrey City Centre has been touted as the Lower Mainland's Downtown for the Fraser Valley. With 301.76 square km, Surrey is also the largest city in BC's Lower Mainland, second largest in population. The City of Surrey is encouraging developers and builders to utilize its available non-agricultural land for business and industrial purposes and has streamlined development approval to maintain a high level of service to business.

The 900 plus businesses which locate to Surrey each year also have access to a large consumer market as well as a talented and diversified labour pool capable of supporting a wide range of business needs.
City of Surrey


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 Granby has a white field with the city logo in the centre, roughly two-thirds the length of the flag. The logo is Granby in black sans-serif letters. Out of the top of the “y” emerge three “spouts” (inverted water-drop shapes), the central one higher than the others, in light green, blue, and ochre. The shape formed by the spouts approximates the size of the “y”.

The city logo is usually displayed with the slogan Ville rayonnante (“Shining City”), but the slogan never appears on the flag. The city also has a coat of arms.
Luc Baronian, Canadian City Flags, Raven 18, 2011

Symbolism

The city’s documentation interprets the flag:
The basis of the concept is to identify the city’s name at a glance and to attach to it a strong and unifying symbol. Lake Boivin and Daniel-Johnson Park are sources of pride. These gathering sites, rich with activities, are the origins of this concept. The lake’s fountain is an attractive and noticeable symbol for the population, as well as newcomers and visitors. In this spirit it is put forth in this signature. Fountains, present in many areas of town, symbolize growth, accomplishment, development, riches, success, and balance. In this regard, the symbol represents the city well on the geographical, social, economic, environmental, and cultural levels. The colours are significant on both the social and economic levels. From a social perspective, green represents youth, a new generation. Blue is for the active population and ochre is associated with the elderly, and wisdom. On the economic level, green represents environmental issues, blue is for commerce, and ochre stands for cultural issues. The sans-serif font has been edited to give Granby its own identity. The bold face and black colour translate the new city’s strength.

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


Former Flag

[Granby flag] 1:2 image by Eugene Ipavec
Source: Canadian City Flags, Raven 18

In 1998 the city used a white flag with a stylized “G” in burgundy, symbolizing Granby’s quality of life, and orange, symbolizing its residents’ dynamism. The white line between the two portions of the “G” represents the Yamaska River, which runs through the centre of the city. Under the “G” is GRANBY in large burgundy sans-serif letters.
 
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