Last modified: 2011-10-22 by rob raeside
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image located by Darrell Neuman, 1 September 2011
The flag of the Town of Bow Island (population: 1868 ) features the
community’s mascot, Mr. Pinto Bean in full western attire complete with a cowboy
hat, scarf, and gun holster strapped to his waist. An 18 foot high statue of Mr.
Pinto Bean has been erected in the town. The agricultural production of dry
edible beans and sunflower seeds are major economic activities in this region
located about 320 km south of Calgary. The oil patch is also important and is
represented on the flag by an oil derrick. This part of Alberta is subjected to
frequent drought growing conditions. As a result, it was the first region in
Canada to deploy an automated linear sprinkler system which attracts visitors
from all over the world. A portion of the water irrigation system is depicted on
the town’s flag.
Darrell Neuman, 1 September 2011