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The flag of the Municipality of Chatham-Kent consists of municipal crest on a
blue background. Here is the story about the municipal symbols:
"With amalgamation on January 1, 1998 of the former 23 municipalities that now make up the Corporation of the Municipality Chatham-Kent, it was necessary for the new municipality to have a crest and a flag. These new symbols were unveiled in a ceremony by the Honourable Hilary M. Weston, Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario. The Restructuring Order, as passed by the Ontario Provincial Parliament, gave Chatham-Kent its name and its standing as a municipality.
The centrepiece of the crest is that of the White Horse of Kent, which has been positioned at the centre of the shield of the Kent Regiment since its inception in 1792. This same upright and courageous beast was also the centrepiece of the Coat of Arms of the former County of Kent. The White Horse is mounted on the red Maple Leaf, as the maple leaf is the pre-eminent symbol of distinction denoting Canada around the world. Surrounding the Maple Leaf and White Horse of Kent is a navy blue ring with the inscription "Corporation of the Municipality of Chatham-Kent."
Atop the ring is the Crown of Her Majesty the Queen. Surrounding the ring are symbols that depict what Chatham-Kent is. With wheat to the ¾ mark on the ring and two ears of corn at the base, we clearly depict our rich agricultural heritage and future in agriculture. Beneath all of these symbols is a banner with two Latin words inscribed 'Invicta' and 'Progressus.' The Latin word 'Invicta' translates into 'unconquerable' and 'Progressus' means 'progressive' - unconquerable and economically and socially progressive."
Information and photo of the flag thanks to Brian Worrall, Communications Officer, Chief Administrative Office.
About the municipality:
"The Municipality of Chatham-Kent (2006 population 108,589) is a city-status single-tier municipal government in Southern (Southwestern) Ontario, Canada. The municipality is mainly rural and agricultural, with industry in the larger urban areas." - from Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chatham-Kent,_Ontario.
Official website: http://www.chatham-kent.ca/default.htm
Valentin Poposki, 8 February 2010