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by Blas Delgado
This Flag, designed by Fred Slater, was presented to the City of Estevan by the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #60 on the occasion of the official opening of the new City Hall on March 1, 1973.
The lower part of the flag (black) represents the coal and oil of which there is an abundance in this area and which plays a vital part in our economy; the upper part (gold) represents the wheat which also provides a valuable contribution to our economy.
Superimposed in the centre of the flag is the City's crest, designed by a former City Engineer. The building in the lower quarter is a Coal Tipple, the left quarter contains an Oil Derrick, the flash in the upper quarter represents electricity and the flame in the fourth quarter represents natural gas. The crossed wheat dividing the circle into quarters, along with the aforementioned industries, give rise to Estevan being aptly named "The Power Centre" as indeed all types of energy are represented in this crest.
The Red Maple Leaf in the top left hand corner signifies pride and loyalty to this great country of ours - CANADA.
City of Estavan at http://cap.estevan.sk.ca/
Source: City of North Battleford web site
by Jarig Bakker
Prince Albert is the 3rd largest City in Saskatchewan. Located in the broad valley of the North Saskatchewan River near the geographical center of the province where the agricultural prairie of the south and the rich forest belt of the north meet. Much of Prince Albert is built on the sloping south bank of the North Saskatchewan River while the north bank provides a spectacular view of mixed forest, typical of northern Saskatchewan.
Prince Albert functions as a service, retail and distribution centre for northern Saskatchewan's resource industries - mining, forestry and agriculture. It is anticipated that this function will continually be enhanced by increased northern resource development. A well developed highway system links Prince Albert with surrounding areas. The City is also the focal point for Northern Saskatchewan's railway network.
City of Prince Albert at http://www.citypa.ca/
This flag was designed by Miss Milda Hunter of Arborfield and modified by Mr. Carter Watson and the Celebration’s Committee during Prince Albert’s 75th Jubilee Year in 1979 Declared the "Jubilee Flag", it was later declared the Official Flag of the City of Prince Albert on January 1, 1980 by the City Council.
The symbolism is as follows:
by Chris Pinette
FLAG: The city's new flag combines the principal colours of the shield and key elements from the coat of arms in a dramatic composition. The blue bar represents the endless prairie sky while the gold symbolizes the fields of grain surrounding Regina which play an important role in the city's economy. The Royal Crown, which also appears in the crest, honours Regina's name, status as capital and royal roots. As in the arms, it is granted to the city as a special honour by Her Majesty the Queen on the recommendation of His Excellency the Governor General.
COAT OF ARMS: The elements of the City's original insignia, dating from 1906, have been reinterpreted in heraldic form as the central part of the new coat of arms. The colours echo the gold of the fields of grain and the prairie sky which lie around and arch above the capital. The buffalo, master of the plains, symbolizes the original riches of the region and honours particular aspects of the life ways of the First Peoples. The golden wheat sheaf represents the role of agriculture in Regina's economy.
CREST (above the Shield): Municipal government is represented using the traditional heraldic symbol, a mural crown, composed of stones and mortar in the City's colours. Above this, honouring Regina's naming for Queen Victoria, and its status as provincial capital, is a representation of the Royal Crown. This is granted to the City as a special honour by Her Majesty as Queen of Canada on the recommendation of His Excellency the Governor General.
SUPPORTERS: These, and the shield, rest on a grassy mound which represents the parks and many green spaces of Regina. On the left is a Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer, a man in the uniform of 1882, the year of the city's foundation. On the right, is a woman, in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police uniform of a Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer of the present day. In a general sense, the supporters honour all the men and women whose efforts over the generations have helped create and sustain the city. As well, of course, they celebrate Regina's location as the site of the R.C.M.P. Academy, the historic national training centre of the world famous force.
MOTTO: FLOREAT REGINA. The City's historic motto is continued in the grant of arms. The Latin can be translated as "Let Regina Flourish".
researched by Dov Gutterman - 23 December 1998