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Waskatenau, Alberta (Canada)

Smoky Lake County

Last modified: 2013-09-02 by rob raeside
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[Waskatenau] image contributed by Darrell Neuman, 29 July 2013

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Description of the flag

The municipal flag of the Village of Waskatenau (population 260) features on a white background a freight train crossing a river, a grain elevator and water tower and a single wild rose (provincial flower). The motto is “Village of Waskatenau, Country Life at Its Best.” 1932 was the year the municipality became incorporated. Waskatenau (pronounced WAS-ET-NA) is a Cree word meaning "opening in the bank".

Village of Waskatenau is located in rural Northeastern Alberta in the County of Smoky Lake.
Darrell Neuman, 29 July 2013

The grain elevator looks like the actual Waskatenau Elevator, though the real thing doesn't look like it's about to plunge into the river. But Darrell's image is remarkably close to the village logo, where the elevator has that same curious stance. A short version of the motto appears below the emblem on a white scroll: Just "Country Life at Its Best." Above the emblem on another white scroll it says "Village of Waskatenau, Alberta".
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 18 August 2013