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District of Saanich, British Columbia (Canada)

Capital Regional District

Last modified: 2012-08-09 by rob raeside
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[Saanich District flag] image located by Valentin Poposki, 27 June 2011

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Description of the flag

The flag of the District of Saanich, British Columbia, is white with district coat of arms on it. Here is coat of arms description:
On the Saanich Coat of Arms, the green on the shield represents the fertile soil of the area. The pheasant, the oak tree, and the farmer with his plough remind us that hunting, logging, and farming were an important part of the early life in the Municipality. The swan, which forms the crest, seems ready to fly to Swan Lake, a lovely preserve of nature surrounded by housing. The Municipal Hall is near Swan Lake. Not long ago, the black-tailed deer and the cougar ran wild in the area. As "supporters" of the shield, they symbolize the strength of the community.

The blue camas in the swan's beak and garlanding the deer and cougar is a native flower. It is a reminder of the beauty of our natural and native Indian heritage. The wreath on the helmet, and the "mantling" flowing from it, are in the traditional colours of Saanich - green and gold. Saanich has a motto in Latin. You can see it on the ribbon below the shield. "Populo Serviendo" means "Serving the People."
Information and photo of the flag thanks to Karen Gordon, Administrative Assistant.

About the district:
"The District of Saanich is a municipality on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. It is located north of the provincial capital, Victoria. It has a population of 108,265 people, making it the most populous municipality on Vancouver Island, and the seventh most populous in the province. The municipality is named after the Saanich First Nation, and means "emerging land" or "emerging people". Saanich is part of Greater Victoria and a member municipality of the Capital Regional District.The Municipality of Saanich was incorporated on March 1, 1906. With an area of 103.44 square kilometres (39.94 sq mi), it is the largest of the core municipalities making up Greater Victoria." - from Wikipedia:,_British_Columbia

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Valentin Poposki, 5 April 2010