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Acton Vale, Quebec (Canada)

Ville d’Acton Vale

Last modified: 2012-08-09 by rob raeside
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[Acton Vale flag] image by Luc Baronian

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City flag

I saw the flag in July 1998. Translated from city documentation:

The city is locate in a parish dedicated to St Andrew, whose martyr is illustrated by the color red. The rough edges of the cross evoke Scottish thistles. The golden fleur-de-lys underscores the Francophone majority. The oak is an allusion to the etymology of the Anglo-Saxon word "Acton". Oaks are rather rare in the area, but the Appalachian foothills do suggest a vale. The mural crown is a civic symbol, and the maple leaves are a reference to Canada. The silver maple, abundant in the area, is the variety chosen. The motto "ACTIONE VALE" is a Latin transposition of the name. It is an invitation to the population to assume the growth of the city in all domains by its dynamism and perseverance.
Luc Baronian, 22 May 2005