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Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec (Canada)

Ville de Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu

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[Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu flag] 1:2 image by Eugene Ipavec
Source: Canadian City Flags, Raven 18

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Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu

Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu is a city in eastern Montérégie in the province of Quebec, about 40 kilometres southeast of Montreal. It is situated on the west bank of the Richelieu River at the northernmost navigable point of Lake Champlain.


Current Flag

Text and image(s) from Canadian City Flags, Raven 18 (2011), courtesy of the North American Vexillological Association, which retains copyright. Image(s) by permission of Eugene Ipavec.

Design

The flag of the City of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu is a Canadian pale design of blue-white-blue with the city signature in the centre, seven-tenths the height of the flag. The signature consists of a blue and red logo over ville de SAINT-JEAN- SUR-RICHELIEU written in three lines, in black and in ITC Stone Sans Bold font. The size of the letters on the first line is about half the height of the other letters. The logo is a stylized oval split in two parts, blue on the left and red on the right, enclosing two human shapes depicted from the waist up with arms outstretched and with five wavy lines emanating from the left toward the hoist. The Pantone colours are blue 302 and red 1955, although manufactured flags show brighter colours.
Luc Baronian, Canadian City Flags, Raven 18, 2011

Symbolism

The city’s documentation interprets the logo in great detail:
The creation of a new political and administrative entity from a merger requires the elaboration of a new graphic symbol adapted to the new organisation. Resolutely turned towards the future, the city of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu offers, by its graphic symbol, a new image, well-adapted to the 2000s and significant to today’s generations. Free of ancient symbolism, the new corporate image is dynamic in its style and authentic in the expression of municipal reality. In the background, the ring, universal symbol of union and globality, translates the notion of regrouping communities. Formed of two semi-circles, one inside the other, this ring in phases symbolizes the alliance while evoking the two shores that the new municipal territory encompasses. The place of the citizen and the milieu in the municipal organisation imposes itself by the presence of two individuals forming the central object of the composition. The representation of the citizen, true founder of the community, appears innovative in the current universe of corporate municipal images. This orientation reflects a new vision placing humans at the centre of municipal activities. Between the two individuals, an empty shape is inserted, the contours of which recall those of a house. This subtle hint of inhabitation makes indubitable reference to the people who live there and who form, by their grouping, the new community. Left of the graphic symbol, the distributed waves recall in an unequivocal way the Richelieu River, loyal witness to the history and development of the new city. The five waves are the transposition of the five communities that the municipal grouping united in a common destiny. The choice of colours confers an institutional character to the new graphic symbol. The sustained blue, inseparable from the presence of the Richelieu, gives strength to the composition, while the intense crimson red colours the right side, thus closing the logo. The sinuosity of the lines and the gentle inflection of the various elements of the composition suggest the movement of a society undergoing perpetual change. The position of the arms attributed to the individuals expresses the élan and dynamism that characterises progressive societies. In a general manner, the new graphic symbol translates this look towards the future that animates the members of a community facing the greatest challenges.

Luc Baronian, Canadian City Flags, Raven 18, 2011

Selection

Unknown.
Luc Baronian, Canadian City Flags, Raven 18, 2011

Designer

Unknown.
Luc Baronian, Canadian City Flags, Raven 18, 2011 


Pride in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu flag

Image at: Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu website (located by Valentin Poposki).

The text by the flag with the horizontal stripes says:

Drapeau Fierté Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu

Le grand public peut désormais se procurer des drapeaux Fierté Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu. Inspiré du drapeau officiel de la municipalité, le drapeau Fierté Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu permet ŕ des citoyens, institutions et organismes locaux de s'identifier ŕ leur municipalité.

My translation:

Pride in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu flag

The general public can now acquire "Pride in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu" flags. Inspired by the town's official flag, the "Pride in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu" flag allows citizens, institutions and local organisations to identify with their town.

André Coutanche, 1 November 2005

This is a promotional flag inspired by the official flag.
Luc Barionian, 4 November 2005