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St. Andrews Rural Municipality, Manitoba (Canada)

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Flag of St. Andrews, Manitoba (Canada) image located by Valentin Poposki, 7 July 2011

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Description of the flag

The flag of the Rural Municipality of St. Andrews, Manitoba, is the St. Andrews white cross on a blue field with additional blue bison in the center. The flag is the result of the efforts of the 125th Anniversary Committee in 2005. Information and image of the flag thanks to Sherry Genick, Assistant to the CAO.

About the municipality:
"St. Andrews is a rural municipality in Manitoba, Canada. It is located to the north-east of Winnipeg and the Red River demarcates the eastern boundary of the municipality. St. Andrews contains the communities of Clandeboye, Petersfield, and Lockport (the portion west of the Red River). It has 11,359 residents." - from Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Andrews,_Manitoba

Official website: http://www.rmofstandrews.com
Valentin Poposki, 11 May 2010

The symbols of St. Andrews are prescribed by Letters Patent issued on 20 September 2007 and recorded in the Public Registry of Flags, Arms and Badges, Vol. V, p. 174, as announced on 8 March 2008 in the Canada Gazette, Vol. 142, p. 550.

Blazon
Arms
Azure on a saltire nowy argent a bison statant azure;
Crest
The southwest bastion of Lower Fort Garry proper;
Supporters
Two does argent unguled azure standing on a limestone outcrop proper;
Motto
IN UNION IS STRENGTH;
Flag
A banner of the Arms;

Symbolism
Arms
A blue shield with a white diagonal cross is the coat of arms attributed to St. Andrew. The bison is taken from the arms of Manitoba.
Crest
Lower Fort Garry, located in St. Andrews, was a significant fur-trading post.
Supporters
The does are a reference to the rapids known as Sault la biche ("biche" is French for doe). The limestone is a local geological feature.
http://archive.gg.ca/heraldry/pub-reg/project.asp?lang=e&ProjectID=1187 - Public Registry of Flags, Arms and Badges

Lower Fort Garry is registered as a National Historic Site of Canada. "It was the place where Treaty No. 1 was made between the Saulteaux (Ojibwa) and Swampy Cree First Nations people and the Crown. As a Hudson's Bay company post, it was a focus for industry and transport, as well as a supply and distribution centre for the fur trade of the company's Northern Department. It is one of the finest collections of early stone buildings in Western Canada. It was used by the federal government for public purposes in the 1870s, notably as the first training base for the North West Mounted Police."
http://www.pc.gc.ca/lhn-nhs/mb/fortgarry/natcul.aspx - Parks Canada website

Ivan Sache, 13 August 2012