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contributed by Dov Gutterman, 23 December 2002
The County of Grey Flag Design
The purpose of the flag design is to reflect the incredible beauty and natural diversity of this land, and the spirit of its people.
Our woodlands, filled with a wealth of plant and animal life, are expressed through the color of green. One of our greatest natural assets, the Niagara escarpment, is indicated by the incline of this green shape.
The trillium, a flower commonly seen in our county, reveals the rare glory to be seen in green spaces. It also draws attention to our ties to the province, and our pride therein. Just as it takes a trillium seven years to develop to maturity, the people of Grey County have evolved upon this landscape over a long period of time, leaving a legacy for future generations, much like the regeneration and new growth of this wild flower.
The Georgian bay shoreline undulates across the north end of the county, as can be seen in the diagonal waves that cross our flag. Similarly, the land is traversed by many rivers and waterfalls, which are symbolized by these lines.
Broad expanses of blue sky and water, as can be observed from our fields, shoreline and high vantage points, are common here, an openness signified by the color blue.
Known for large tracts of maple trees that offer lumber, syrup and amazing fall colors, the maple leaf is a familiar sight to the people of Grey. It also brings to the fore our pride as Canadians.
Dov Gutterman, 23 December 2002