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The description of the municipal logo is available on the municipal website:
Ivan Sache 1 April 2017
I saw this flag flying in November 2004. Adapting the French text about the logo:
Luc Baronian, 6 May 2005
The logo consists of a wave and a set of rectangles forming a dynamic whole. The wave represents the importance of water in the local scenery and the warmth of the city, as well as of its inhabitants, nature and scenery. The penetrating wave symbolizes the seaway and the two central divisions represent the highways of this crossroads city. The three rectangles represent the three parishes with their three churches, the three legends about the origins of the name and the multitude of services found in the city. The green-grey color chosen indicates the main characteristic of Rivière-du-Loup: a magnificent city, enchanting surroundings, a unique city close to the bigger centers, and where it is pleasant to live, study, develop, invest and build. The three legends about the city's name (literally The Wolf's River) are: a) a French ship called Le Loup was forced to stay at the mouth of the river for a whole winter in 1660; b) Champlain's encounter with an Amerindian tribe called the mahigans (the wolves); c) the most probable is the presence of sea-wolves (seals) at the mouth of the river.
The flag of Rivière-du-Loup in current use has the logo with the writing
placed at the right of the emblem.
image by Luc Baronian
The flag is also used with counter-change colours, is white with the municipal logo in green.
According to the February 2005 city bulletin, there are also two other
flags flown in Rivière-du-Loup: one is a promotional flag with the city
slogan "Une culture à ciel ouvert" ('An
open-sky culture') and promotional logo; the other was designed by local
resident and artist Pierre Sénéchal and is entitled "À l'affût"
(an expression meaning 'waiting to seize the right opportunity'). This latter
flag is blue with three intertwined curvy white stripes. The three stripes
represent once again the three parishes and the crossroads situation of the
city. The design also makes reference to a bird in flight, signifying the
city's economic boom, and an eye can be distinguished between the curves,
reminding the importance for the community to see far ahead, to be vigilant
and "à l'affût".
Luc Baronian, 6 May 2005