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The municipality of Saint-Tite-des-Caps (1,562 inhabitants in 2007; 13,001
ha) is located in the MRC (~County) La Côte-de-Beaupré, Region of
Capitale-Nationale. The place was settled in 1562 and the municipality was
incorporated on 24 December 1872.
The municipality is named after St. Titus (in French, Tite), a companion of St. Paul, mostly known by the "Epistle to Titus", one of the three so-called pastoral epistles included in the "Corpus Paulinum".
Marc Cochrane reports in "L'Autre Voix", 1 June 2009, the unveiling of the flag of Saint-Tite-des-Caps during a ceremony held on 31 May 2009. Pierre Dion, elected Mayor in 2005, was upset by the absence of a municipal flag. Refusing to adopt a flag reflecting the municipal arms, he commissioned Marie-José Houde, from the "Image Communication Marketing" local company to design a flag "with a modern look".
The flag is white, in proportions 1:2, with the local landscape represented in the upper left part, surmounted by a red scroll charged with "MUNICIPALITE" in white letters. The name of the municipality appears on two lines in the lower right quarter of the flag, "SAINT-TITE", in green, white-shadowed capital letters / "des Caps", in red, white-shadowed cursive, smaller letters. The Mayor said that the landscape represents four main elements of the municipality, its religious heritage, agriculture, the Capes' Trail and Lake Saint-Tite. The designer said she was inspired by a watercolor exhibited in the local Leisure Center; then she took photos of the scene and designed the flag.
The municipality has ordered 18 copies of the flag to cope with the detrimental effect of weather on the flags used outdoors.
From: http://www.lautrevoix.com/article-343480-SaintTitedesCaps-se-donne-un-drapeau-a-lallure-moderne.html, with a clickable photo of the flag presentation by the Mayor and the designer.
The Capes' Trail ("Sentier des Caps de Charlevoix" was created by the municipality of Saint-Tite in 1992-1993. Several hiking trails are available in summer, while cross-country and alpine ski as well as snowshoe trekking can be practiced in winter.
Ivan Sache, 9 August 2009