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From Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amaranth,_Ontario:
"Amaranth is a township in Dufferin County, Ontario, Canada with a 2006
Population of 3,845. It is named after the plant which grows abundantly
within its borders. It is bordered by Mono to the east and East Luther to
The township of Amaranth is on the 6th line. Directly across from it is Laurelwoods Elementary School. There is a park with baseball diamonds and soccer fields on the property of the township. Amaranth has 10 lines or roads. Going perpendicular to these roads are sideroads. There are 6 side roads. Each side ends with a town-line. There are many farms in Amaranth as well as gravel pits. There is a legend that a mammoth was found during a digging of a gravel pit.
The township encompasses the communities of Amaranth Station, Blacks Corners, Bowling Green, Campania, Crombie, Farmington, Fraxa, Jessopville, Laurel, Laurel Station, Maple Grove, Waldemar and Whittington."
In first half of 2008 the township adopted its new flag. It is designed by Mrs. Teresa Brownell. You can see it in the Township Newsletter from Summer/Fall 2008 Edition: http://www.amaranth-eastgary.ca/ta/doc/amnewsjuly08.pdf. Unfortunately a bad and small image. On the orange part is the township crest, but the other device I don't know what it is.
Valentin Poposki, 31 March 2009
The township website has been updated and now it includes the flag story and image of it: http://www.amaranth-eastgary.ca/amaranth/main/AmaranthFlag.shtml:
The chosen design incorporates municipal colours and symbols of local significance. “It’s all based on environment,” explains contest winner Teresa Brownell, who lived in Amaranth at the time. She explains a red panel represents the highbush cranberry, which is native to the area, a yellow/gold panel is symbolic of agriculture, and a white panel stands for snow — “It’s not Amaranth without snow,” she says. The flag also features a triskelion — “It’s a modern twist on the Trillium, another plant that grows abundantly in Amaranth.” — and the municipal crest.
Oval shapes within the triskelion represent a coming together of the community. The triskelion itself is depictive of progress, Brownell adds. “It’s pretty amazing,” she says of having her design chosen. “It’s a nice feeling to see your ideas come to life and out in the public.” “All of the submissions were very focused on what Amaranth meant to the individual who submitted,” notes Aultman. “Teresa’s was chosen for the symbolism and the simplicity — it wasn’t too busy for a flag.” The flag was first raised Canada Day , during celebrations at the municipal office.
Valentin Poposki, 6 October 2010