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Sainte-Geneviève-de-Batiscan, Quebec (Canada)

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Last modified: 2019-12-08 by rob raeside
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[flag of Sainte-Geneviève-de-Batiscan] image by Olivier Touzeau, 11 November 2019
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The Municipality

The municipality of Sainte-Geneviève-de-Batiscan (1,000 inhabitants, 100.6 km²)
Olivier Touzeau, 11 November 2019


White flag with coat-of-arms and name of the municipality below.
The same flag can be seen in front of the seat of the municipality:
Olivier Touzeau
, 11 November 2019

The dexter part of the arms shows a smith's hammer crossed with a war axe over a wooden or metal billet and below a walleye fish. The whole symbolizes the abundance of natural resources: woods, forges and fishing.

The sinister part of the arms shows a maple leaf surrounded by seven fleur-de-lis, which symbolize the seven municipalities surrounding the capital, Sainte-Geneviève-de-Batiscan.
[flag of Sainte-Geneviève-de-Batiscan]
The chevron symbolizes welcome and human warmth. It also represents maritime traffic and the two banks of river Batiscan on which the municipality is established, making of it a popular simmer vacation place.
The base represents the front of a barge sailing on river Batiscan, symbolizing maritime and local traffic. The flanks of the chevron are a symbol of unity.

The wheat spikes beneath the shield symbolize work supplied by the early colonists.
The M-shaped scroll, for "Mauricie", is charged with the French motto "VENUS POUR DEMEURER" ([We] Came to Stay). "Came" is a tribute to the past, while "To Stay" is a promise for the future.
Municipal website
Ivan Sache, 21 November 2019