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Municipality of the parish of Saint-Malachie

Saint-Malachie, Quebec
Grant of Arms, Supporters and Flag
July 20, 2006
Vol. V, p. 37

Arms of the Municipality of the parish of Saint-Malachie

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Blazon

Arms

Or two croziers in saltire between four shamrocks, overall in fess point a toad Vert;

Crest

Issuant from a coronet of garbs and apples Or, a demi white-tailed deer Vert attired and unguled Or;

Supporters

Two white-tailed deer Vert attired, unguled and gorged of a coronet of maples leaves and fir cones Or, standing on a grassy mound set with lilies, roses, shamrocks and thistles proper;

Motto

HOSPITALITÉ • FIERTÉ • PERSÉVÉRANCE; HOSPITALITY • PRIDE • PERSEVERANCE;


Symbolism

Arms

The colour yellow represents Saint-Malachie’s primary industry, agriculture (poultry, dairy and pork products). The two croziers symbolize the fact that St. Malachy (1094-1148), patron of the municipality, was Archbishop of Armagh, Ireland. The toad is derived from the municipality’s history, referring to the toad (crapaud in French) infestation of 1873. This event also gave rise to the name La Crapaudière, the mountain in the area. The shamrocks symbolize the Irish roots of Saint-Malachie’s pioneers.

Crest

The white-tailed deer is an omnipresent animal in the municipality. The coronet of sheaves of wheat and apples symbolizes the region’s agriculture.

Supporters

The deers’ coronets of fir cones and maple leaves symbolize the importance of forestry and sugar maple growing in Saint-Malachie. The lilies, roses, clovers and thistle refer to the French, English, Irish and Scottish roots of the townspeople.

Motto

Not applicable