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Penticton, British Columbia (Canada)

Okanagan-Similkameen Regional District

Last modified: 2011-09-23 by rob raeside
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[Penticton flag] image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 2 November 2005
Source: Governor-General's website

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Heraldic Grant


Penticton, British Columbia
Grant of Arms, Supporters, Flag and Badge
October 11, 2000
Vol. IV, p. 55

Description: A banner of the Arms; Coat of arms: Per bend sinister Azure and Or in dexter chief a sun in splendour and in sinister base four bendlets wavy counterchanged

Image: Governor-General's website
Pascal Vagnat, 1 August 2005


Penticton is at the south end of Lake Okanagan, and the sea monster seen as the sinister supporter in both Penticton's and Kelowna's arms is Ogopogo, the legendary monster of the lake.

from BC Stats:

Incorporated in 1909, Penticton has a total land area of 42.42 square km (2001 Census). By highway the City is 393 km east of Vancouver and 78 km south of Kelowna. Penticton is in the Okanagan-Similkameen Regional District.

BC Stats gives the population at 33,000, the largest city in the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen.

The Regional Distirct also includes Keremeos, Oliver, Osoyoos, Princeton, and Summerland.

Note that the Okanagan region extends into Washington State, and nearby Okanogan County (US) is spellt differently.
Dean McGee, 8 November 2005

The sun featured prominently in the heraldic flag alludes to the sunny weather in the Okanagan compared to the soggy Southwest. It also shows up in the flag of Oliver BC.
Dean McGee, 17 November 2005

Logo flag

[Penticton logo flag] image by Dean McGee, 17 November 2005
Source: Flagscan [fsc] 37, Spring 1995

The logo shows Lake Okanagan, and the river connecting it to the smaller Skaha Lake, as well as mountains, trees, and local produce including peaches and grapes.
Dean McGee, 17 November 2005