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Alberton, Prince Edward Island (Canada)

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[Alberton, Prince Edward Island] image located by Valentin Poposki, 4 June 2013


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Description of the flag

A green field with a central seal showing a yellow-edged black ring, white inside, bearing a large green letter A overlain by a silver fox, and below the fox a black ribbon, edged yellow, bearing the name Alberton and incorporation date. Below the seal, a white ribbon proclaiming "THE HEART OF WEST PRINCE".

The written sources describe the new flag with a green background, which is supported by a photo. There is only one source (CBC News) showing a white flag, but only as a drawing, while the text nearby states that the flag is green. Unless I miss something, there is no firm support for a white regular flag.

The public contest for the flag was announced on 16 May 2012 on the PEICanada portal: http://peicanada.com/west_prince_graphic/publication/flag_alberton's_centennial

The unfurling of the new flag was announced on 4 May 2013 by CBC News:
"Alberton, P.E.I. will unfurl its new centennial flag on Sunday, celebrating 100 years of incorporation. The flag will be raised for the first time Sunday at 2 p.m. at the town hall celebration. (townofalberton.ca). To commemorate the event, the West Prince town had a contest to design the new flag. Kelly Gillis' design was chosen. It's a green background with a circled A and silver fox. [...]"
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/story/2013/05/04/pei-alberton-flag-584.html

The photo of the green flag was cropped from the PEICanada portal, 5 May 2013.
http://peicanada.com/west_prince_graphic/publication/alberton_flag_makes_debut

The Town Crest is described on the town website:
"The Town Crest is circular in shape bearing the words "Prince Edward Island" and "Canada" on the outer border identifying the province and country in which Alberton is located. The centre has a stylized letter "A" with a fox placed in front of the letter. The fox represents the Silver Fox industry which was an industry that brought great wealth and prominence to Alberton in its earlier days. Beneath the letter is a banner bearing the words "Alberton" and "Inc. 1913" indicating the year Alberton was incorporated as a Town."
http://www.townofalberton.ca/townhall/slogan.htm
Ivan Sache, 4 June 2013


Centennial flag

[Alberton centennial flag, Prince Edward Island] image located by Valentin Poposki, 4 June 2013

Similar to the town flag, but on a white field.