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Saint-Luc-de-Vincennes, Quebec (Canada)

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Last modified: 2019-12-08 by rob raeside
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[flag of Saint-Luc-de-Vincennes] image by Olivier Touzeau, 12 November 2019
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The Municipality

The municipality of Saint-Luc-de-Vincennes (600 inhabitants, 54.2 km²).
The village was known as Ayotte before 1859, and named Saint-Luc after the building of a chapel, consecrated by the bishop of Trois-Rivières, Thomas Cooke who had been ordained on Saint-Luke's day (18th of October) in 1852. A post office named Vincennes had been created in the parish municipality in 1865.
Nota bene: No direct link with the lordship of Vincennes created in 1672 on the southern shore of the western point of L'Île d'Orléans, then conceded to François Bissot whose grandson established in 1731 Fort Vincennes (now Vincennes, Indiana).
The parish municipality of Saint-Luc was renamed Saint-Luc-de-Vincennes in 1991.
Olivier Touzeau, 12 November 2019


Saint-Luc-de-Vincennes has a white flag with coat-of-arms.
The flag can be seen inside the seat of the municipality: from
Olivier Touzeau
, 12 November 2019

The shield is in Swiss shape.
The upper quarter contains two trees with foliage vert and trunk sable.
Shaped by the wind, the trees create a symbolic figure mirroring the French motto, which reads "Sing Like the Wind Through the Trees".
The tree stands on lines sable and vert, symbolizing soil and agriculture. The bottom line is wider, symbolizing iron extraction.

The lower dexter quarter features a chevron or on gules, recalling the 1895 landslide and the relocation of the village with new buildings.
The lower central quarter features three stacked fleurs-de-lis recalling Quebec and French culture.
The lower sinister quarter features a sun or on gules. The sun symbolizes authority, both religious (rays forming a cross) and civil (rays forming a saltire).

The shield is surmounted by a star or winged argent symbolizing the aspiration of the villagers to remain "happily proud" of their village.
The shield is surrounded dexter by a branch of maple, a significant component of the local landscape that deserves protection, and by a branch of pine, with needles and fruit, representing the other significant component of the local forest.
Municipal website
Ivan Sache, 21 November 2019