Last modified: 2020-05-13 by rob raeside
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The current flag of L’Isle-aux-Coudres is white with the coat of arms, and a
motto with words left and right of the coat of arms.
Picture attached of the whole flag transmitted by the municipality by e-mail.
The words are : Une fierté... Une richesse... (Our pride / our wealth)
According to the municipal website: http://www.municipaliteiac.ca/fr/Armoiries
The fleur-de-lys signifies the belonging to Quebec, the white cross recalls the crosses that can be seen on the ways almost everywhere around Isle, the black cross, the temperance crosses that can still be found in some houses, the apple and the cherries represent the abundance of apple and cherry trees on the Isle, the boat recalls that you have to take a ferry to come to the Isle and the hazel tree, the name of the Isle. The gray color (silver) stands for the tourism economy.
The boat wheel signifies the maritime vocation of several islanders today and the necessity it was for the inhabitants in the past.
Olivier Touzeau, 21 April 2020
image by Luc Baronian, 6 May 2005
Isle-aux-Coudres (Charlevoix): The current status of this flag is
uncertain. In the Summer of 1999, I bought a table version and saw it flying
on the island. The lady who sold it to me told me it was used by Société des
Entreprises Touristique de l'Isle-aux-Coudres (SETIAC) and by the Municipalité
de La Baleine, one of the two municipalities on the island at the time. In
2000, however, La Baleine and municipalité de l'Île-aux-Coudres merged to
form a single municipality: Isle-aux-Coudres.
Luc Baronian, 6 May 2005