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Municipalité de Sainte-Apolline-de-Patton

Sainte-Apolline-de-Patton, Quebec
Grant of Arms, Supporters, Flag and Badge
July 16, 2001
Vol. IV, p. 130

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Blazon

Arms

Azure on a bend between in chief a sun in splendour and in base a circular saw blade Or, a bendlet wavy Azure;

Crest

Issuant from a circlet the upper edge set alternately with maple leaves and fir twigs Or, a cubit arm grasping a pair of pincers proper;

Supporters

A Percheron stallion and a Percheron mare proper standing on a grassy mount Vert;

Motto

ESPOIR DANS L'AVENIR;

Flag

A banner of the Arms;

Badge

A pair of pincers proper enfiling a circlet the upper edge set alternately with maple leaves and fir twigs Or;


Symbolism

Arms

The blue background represents the outdoors, and the sun represents the light that brightens days and causes the forests and crops to grow. The gold bend symbolises hiking and Hébertism trails and the wavy bend recalls the rivers. The sawmill wheel symbolizes the forest industry.

Crest

The pair of pincers symbolizes handicrafts and the martyrdom of St. Appolonia (Apolline) whose teeth were pulled out with pincers. The fir twigs in the coronet represent the natural resources of the forest, and the maple leaves symbolize Canada.

Supporters

Horses were deemed appropriate for their important role in the forest industry, in agriculture and transport.

Motto

Meaning "Faith in the future".

Flag

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Badge

The symbolism of this emblem is found in other element(s) of this record.


Background

Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on February 22, 2003, in Volume 137, page 517 of the Canada Gazette.


Artist Information

Creator(s)
Original concept of Auguste Vachon, Saint-Laurent Herald, assisted by the Heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority

Painter
Ilona Jurkiewicz

Calligrapher
Suzzann Wright


Recipient Information

Civil Institution
Regional, Municipal etc Government