Last modified: 2017-06-06 by rob raeside
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The flag is blazoned :Azure two roses in pale Or seeded Azure, issuant from the hoist a pile Or charged with a lion rampant Azure armed and langued Gules."
The flag and arms were granted on February 15, 2013.
The lion is taken from the arms of Philippe de Rigaud, the first seigneur of Vaudreuil, while the roses appeared on the arms of Pierre-Jacques de Joybert, the first seigneur of Soulanges. The lower part of the shield represents the triangular shape of the territory of Vaudreuil-Soulanges, the gateway to Montreal from the west. The shape also refers to Mont-Rigaud, the only mountain in the territory. Blue represents the Ottawa and St. Lawrence rivers that border Vaudreuil-Soulanges’ territory to the south and north. It also symbolizes the Canal de Soulanges, which was used to navigate the St. Lawrence between 1899 and 1959.
Rob Raeside, 6 June 2017