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Municipalité de la Paroisse de Saint-Philémon
Grant of Arms, Supporters and Flag
April 15, 2003
Vol. IV, p. 275
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Per fess nowy reversed Or and Vert, at the fess point a cross flory Azure, in chief three triangles, that in the centre reversed Vert;
Issuant from a circlet of maple seeds Or, two buckets in chevron proper;
Two Cape May warblers (Dendroica tigrina) on a grassy mound proper;
GÉNÉREUX AUJOURD'HUI COMME HIER;
A banner of the Arms;
The green colour represents forests, and yellow is a complementary colour alluding to the rich resources of the region. The cross with fleurs-de-lis has two meanings. It underlines the Christian nature of the community as well as its namesake St. Philémon, the beloved disciple of St. Paul. Moreover, its fleurs-de-lis branches indicate that the municipality is located in the province of Quebec. The triangles recall the Allegheny Mountain Range.
The buckets represent the maple industry, one of the economic staples of the municipality. They further allude to the administrative region of Chaudière-Apalaches where the municipality is located.
The Cape May warblers are a species of birds found in Quebec. The grassy mound represents the natural setting of the region where Saint-Philémon is located.
Meaning "As generous today as yesterday", refers to mutual aid within the community and to its sanatorium.
The symbolism of this emblem is found in other element(s) of this record.
Canada Gazette Information
The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on December 20, 2003, in Volume 137, page 3982 of the Canada Gazette.
Original concept of Claire Boudreau, Saint-Laurent Herald, and Karine Constantineau, Assistant Herald, assisted by the Heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority
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