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Saint-Tite, Quebec (Canada)

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[flag of Saint-Tite] image by Olivier Touzeau, 26 November 2019
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The Municipality

The town of Saint-Tite (3,900 inhabitants, 92.9 km˛).
In the 19th Century, the regions of Batiscanie economy was mainly founded on forestry and agriculture. With many small businesses, Saint-Tite expanded through the production of leather goods and various types of shops. Saint-Tite became a capital of the region, especially concerning education, health and social services. Today, tourism is an important economic activity. The city of Saint-Tite is particularly known for the Festival Western de Saint-Tite, which takes place for 10 days in September every year. It is the largest rodeo attraction in Eastern Canada.
The civil erection of the parish municipality occurred in 1863. The parish was named in honor of Titus, Apostle and companion of Paul, Bishop of Knossos.
Olivier Touzeau, 26 November 2019


The current flag of Saint-Tite is white with the logo, see pictures on Google StreetView in August 2013:
Olivier Touzeau, 26 November 2019

The logo features a horse with an emphasized mane, expressing a direction (a path), a geography (a mountain, a water course), and even a marquee (festivals).

The typographic choice is in harmony with a western town while remaining legible. The writing display, centered, favors reading and supports the image.
The blue and golden yellow colors recall the public buildings.
Blue is a symbol of reliability and confidence.
Golden yellow is a symbol of luster, with a touch of nobleness.

The horse represents Saint-Tite's very essence, representing the town's energy, dynamism, determination, belonging, complicity, force, elegance, vigor and passion.
Ivan Sache, 27 November 2019

Former Flag

[flag of Saint-Tite] image by Olivier Touzeau, 26 November 2019

The former flag was white with the coat of arms at the hoist and the words Ville de Saint-Tite in the fly. See pictures on Google StreetView in July 2009:
Olivier Touzeau, 26 November 2019

The arms of Saint-Tite, designed by Gérard Marchand in 1954, are "Gules a Greek cross azure in chief surrounded by two segments of a cog wheel dexter argent sinister or in the center a pelt or a fir argent in base mountains vert on a base or charged by a river azure. Beneath the shield a scroll or fimbriated sable inscribed 'L'UNION DANS L'ACTION' (Unity Within Action) surrounded dexter by a fleur-de-lis or sinister by a maple leaf of the same."

The cross represents Christian faith.
The segments of cog wheels represent the town's main industries, leather, symbolized by the pelt, and wood cutting, represented by the fir.
These charges form a bis sun illuminating the union of the main activities performed in an atmosphere of frankness and energy, represented by gules.

The mountains recall that Saint-Tite is surrounded by the Laurentian Mountains. The base or explains that the main source of income in the town is leather.
The river represents the watercourse that delimits most of the municipal territory.
The fleur-de-lis represents Quebec while the maple leaf represents Canada.
Municipal website
Ivan Sache, 26 November 2019