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Montérégie Administrative Region

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[McMasterville flag] image located by Valentin Poposki, 18 March 2013

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The municipality of McMasterville (4,476 inhabitants in 2006; 300 ha) is located in La Vallée-du-Richelieu MRC, Region Montérégie.

McMasterville is named for William McMaster, the first President (1910-1924) of "Canadian Explosives Ltd." (founded in 1910 and renamed "Canadian Industries Ltd." in 1927). The village of McMasterville was founded in 1917; municipal status was granted on 11 February 1995.
http://www.toponymie.gouv.qc.ca/CT/toposweb/fiche.aspx?no_seq=293915 - "Commission de Toponymie of Québec" website

The original photo was contributed to Waymarking on 22 February 2013. The original caption is: "The flag of the city of McMasterville floats proudly beside flags of Quebec and the Canada in front of town hall of McMasterville."
http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WMGEHD_Municipal_flag_McMasterville_Qc

The waves represent the river that separates the two banks of the Richelieu River. The mountain represents the majestic Mount Saint-Hilaire, emblematic of the region. The rising sun enlightens the municipality. The letters "McM" stands for "McMasterville".
http://www.mcmasterville.ca/explication_logo.php - Municipal website
Ivan Sache, 18 March 2013