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Civic heraldry of Canada
Province : Quebec
Arms : Per chevron tapissé of wheat Or and Argent semé de flames Azure, a chevron its apex terminating in a cross Argent
Motto: GÉNÉROSITÉ ET SOLIDARITÉ
The arms were officially granted on July 15, 2005.
The chevron and the gold, white and blue colours are taken from the coat of arms used by Monseigneur Pierre-Flavien Turgeon (1787-1867), the fourth Archbishop of Quebec, after whom Saint-Flavien was named. The cross (“croix” in French) at the chevron's summit recalls the original territories of Saint-Flavien, Sainte-Croix de Lotbinière, and the parish of Saint-Flavien-de-Sainte-Croix, created in 1845. The upper part of the shield clearly shows the importance of agriculture in the history of Saint-Flavien. The diagonal orientation of the ears of wheat allude to the plots of land arranged diagonally to the river. The lower part of the shield represents the natural gas reservoir at Saint-Flavien, a fundamental characteristic of the city's present and future identity.
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