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Saint-Damase, Quebec (Canada)

Les Maskoutains, Montérégie

Last modified: 2020-07-18 by rob raeside
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[Saint-Damase flag] image by Olivier Touzeau, 7 June 2020

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Municipality

Saint-Damase (2,500 inhabitants, 80.9 km²)
Olivier Touzeau, 7 June 2020


Flag

White flag with coat of arms and name below (picture taken in 2015)
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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:St-Damase-Eglise.jpg
Olivier Touzeau, 7 June 2020

The four-staged bee-hive symbolizes the four economical activities: agriculture, commerce, industry, and other professions, while the bees represent the workers. The bee-hive and the bees represent Saint-Damase's economical dynamism and the different cooperative movements set up by the inhabitants in different spheres of economic activities.

The fleur-de-lis symbolizes Quebec while the blue background represents France.
The maple leaf symbolizes Canada, while red alludes to England during the Conquest.
The wheat garb represents agriculture, an important pillar of local economy thanks to soil fertility; the garb's stylization represents the modernization of agriculture in the 1980s.
The Latin cross represents the Roman Catholic church while the double mountain ridge represents the municipality's geographical location, north-east of Mount Rougement on which proudly stands a cross, a symbol of the Christian faith.
The key symbolizes the parish's patron saint; the D-shaped bit stands for "Damase" and the small cross recalls that Saint Damasus was Pope from 366 to 384. The green background represents hope and the future of a people or a parish community.
The Latin motto "LABOR ET PROBITAS" reads "Work and Probity".

https://www.st-damase.qc.ca/les-armoiries/
Municipal website

Ivan Sache, 8 June 2020


 
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