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Saint-Eustache, Quebec (Canada)

Ville de Saint-Eustache

Last modified: 2022-02-19 by rob raeside
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[Saint-Eustache flag] image located by Valentin Poposki, 20 June 2012

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The municipality of Saint-Eustache (45,467 inhabitants in 2021; 7,260 ha) is located 20 k northwest of Montreal, at the north-eastern end of Lac des Deux-Montagnes.
Ivan Sache, 12 February 2022

City flag

The flag has the arms on a white canton. The rest of the field is burgundy on the upper half, while the lower half is divided in two stripes of green and blue.
Luc Baronian, 22 May 2005

Only half the flag is shown (the other half is folded back). I would note that the town website at has a link to a page about the municipal symbols (, wherein the flag is described as the having the arms on a white field (p. 13)
Rob Raeside, 20 June 2012

The arms of Saint-Eustache, designed by notary Victor Morin, were adopted by the Municipal Council in February 1954.
The left part evokes, through the church, Saint-Eustache's religious and political history.
The right part evokes, through the base, soil fertility. The region's vigor and resources are represented nu the oak that gave its name to the river irrigating the area.
The base symbolizes Rivière des Milles Îles (Thousand Islands River), a spillway of Lac des Deux-Montagnes.

The Latin motto "Deus nobis otia fecit" ("A God gives us these pleasures") us a slightly modified quote from Virgil (Bucolics, I, 6). The motto was translated in French by the Municipal Council upon request by the Permanent Commission for the Relationship with the Citizens. The translation, which respects the original meaning, reads "God gives us this place of peaceful life".
Town website
Ivan Sache, 12 February 2022

Alternative flag

[Saint-Eustache flag] image by Masao Okazaki, 30 January 2022
based on image located by Dave Fowler, 30 January 2022

I have also seen a variant without the city name.
Luc Baronian, 22 May 2005

The logo, adopted in 2005, is a modernization of the original logo adopted in 1986.
The two flying swallows are represented in a more stylized manner and the Dax typeface is "more actual".
Doves are part of the town' heritage, being abundant in the region due to the numerous green spaces and waterways. The united greater and smaller swallows represent the town's dynamism and family.

The blue color is prescribed as Pantone 542, CMYK 100-57-0-38 and RGB 0-51-102.
Guide of Graphic Norms, 2018
Ivan Sache, 12 February 2022