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Municipality of the parish of Saint-Malachie
Grant of Arms, Supporters and Flag
July 20, 2006
Vol. V, p. 37
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Or two croziers in saltire between four shamrocks, overall in fess point a toad Vert;
Issuant from a coronet of garbs and apples Or, a demi white-tailed deer Vert attired and unguled Or;
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;
HOSPITALITÉ • FIERTÉ • PERSÉVÉRANCE; HOSPITALITY • PRIDE • PERSEVERANCE;
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.
The white-tailed deer is an omnipresent animal in the municipality. The coronet of sheaves of wheat and apples symbolizes the region’s agriculture.
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.