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image by Zachary Harden, 19 July 2011
Adopted: October 1985
Designer: CÚcile Girard
There are less than 1.000 Franco-Yukonnais, but they have a flag. This is also a complex design with a blue field and three diagonal stripes set from lower hoist to upper fly. The colours of the stripes are white and golden yellow. The effect created by the arrangement of the stripes is meant to represent Yukon's many mountains. Blue is for the French people and the sky. White is for winter and snow. Yellow represents the gold rush and the Franco-Yukonnais contributions to history of the territory.
The Franco-Yukon flag is of blue, white and gold: the blue represents the francophonie as well as the Yukon sky; the white symbolizes winter north of 60, and the gold recalls Yukon history and the early French-speaking presence in the territory. The graphics refers to Yukon's crystalline sky, grandiose landscapes and vibrant life. It is also reminiscent of obstacles to surmount and mountains to climb.The image above is based on http://www.flsd.gov.yk.ca/images/drapeau-franco-yukonnais3%281%29.jpg
"This is a rich, original flag that instills pride in our roots and our involvement. It does not rely on quaint symbols to identify the people it represents - it speaks of conquests made through greater respect for cultural identity," says Cécile Girard, who created the flag.