Last modified: 2012-12-16 by rob raeside
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Ste.-Foy is now amalgamated with Quebec City, and forms the largest part of the city, the main commercial area, and includes the airport and Laval University.
The flag is clearly based on the provincial flag, a white cross on blue. In
the first and fourth quarters, extending from the first to the fourth quarter,
a blue marshal's baton adorned with fleur-de-lys, crossed with a sword in each
quarter, and in the second and third quarters, three gold fleur-de-lys. Over
all in the centre, a red shield with a yellow bend, bearing a twig with five
berries or nuts.
http://www.ngw.nl/int/can/s-foy.htm reports the arms as "officially
granted on April 22, 1996. As the city of Sainte-Foy was built on the lands of
the seigneury of Brulart de Sillery, his arms are placed in centre of the
shield. The swords and the marshal's baton commemorate the heroic exploits of
François Gaston, duc de Levis, hero of the battle of Sainte-Foy, which gave
its name to the city of Sainte-Foy. The fleurs-de-lis represent the French
origins of its inhabitants."
Rob Raeside, 13 November 2012