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image by Arnaud Leroy, 3 May 2006
Source: city hall
The City of Duncan BC is on Vancouver Island, in the Cowichan Valley Regional District; it is about 60 km north of Victoria and 50 km south of Nanaimo. The area is 345 ha and the population is 4700 [Source cvrd.bc.ca]. The city has 80 totem poles which give the city the slogan "city of totems", and it also is the home of the World's Largest Hockey Stick.
I have a drawing which comes from The Flag Shop's archives which shows a sketch of the flag. The colours and proportions are confirmed, but there is no writing on their version. My guess is that the first flags were made without the writing and that the city came back and said "it needs our name on it", but this is only a guess so far.
The hockey stick in question was made for Expo 86, and leaned against the then-World's Tallest Flagpole (86m)
for the duration of the Fair (the pole came to Surrey). I don't know if the giant puck that was displayed
with the stick went with it to Duncan.
Dean McGee, 3 May 2006
There is a note in the minutes of the meeting of the Regular Meeting of Duncan City Council held on 10 January 2000 as follows:
Councillor Jackson advised Council that she wishes to propose to Council a change in the colours of the City Flag. She said she would bring her ideas forward at a subsequent meeting.
However, it has not proved possible to locate any further record of discussion or decision on the city flag in the other sets of minutes provided by the council on their web site.
Source: Duncan City Council, Minutes of the Regular Meeting of City
Council, held 10 January 2000,
(6 May 2006).
Colin Dobson, 8 May 2006