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Rocky View, Alberta

Last modified: 2005-11-26 by phil nelson
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[Rocky View Altberta] by Rob Raeside

 

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About the flag

Adoption

Adopted: 20 July, 2004

Background

The flag was selected after a competition begun in January 2005 in which 75 proposals were recevied from Albart, the United States and France by the time the competition closed on March 1, 2004. The final flag was designed uing combined elements from separate proposals by Kurt and John Konshuk.

Colors

The colors of the flag are:

  • Red - Pantone 186, described as "St. George Red." The colors symbolize the courage, heartiness and valor of the area's forefathers.
  • Blue - Pantone 386 (described as "Alberta Heraldic Blue") the same blue as in the flag of Alberta and the description states it represents freedom and prosperity.
  • White - representing peace, purity and optimism in the future.
  • Green - Pantone 364 (described as "British Green"). This represents the foothills, pastures and fertility and productivity of agriculture.
  • Gold - Pantone 136 (described as "Alberta Gold"), representing canola and/or wheat and the prosperity of the region.
American Vexillum Magazine, copyright 23 August 2004

Rocky View Flag Design Competition wins two national marketing awards

The Economic Developers Association of Canada (EDAC) has recognized the Municipal District of Rocky View's Flag Design Competition at this year's 2005 Marketing Canada Awards. The Rocky View Flag Design Competition won two awards: in the category of "Brand Development" and "Best of Category", a prestigious award reserved for the best initiative in its category.

The Marketing Canada Awards program recognizes outstanding achievements in promoting Canadian municipalities and regions. Awards are presented in 14 categories, with nominees grouped according to their overall economic development budget. Rocky View's entries competed in the under $200,000 budget category.
David Kalinchuk, 13 October 2005