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Prince George, British Columbia

Last modified: 2005-02-12 by phil nelson
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[Prince George flag]
Source: City of Prince George

Description of the flag

The flag is based upon the shield of the city's coat-of-arms.

The shield is described on the city of Prince George web site as follows:

The colours blue and gold were chosen since blue suggests the waters of the rivers and gold the wealth and prosperity of the City and its region. The two wavy bars are a reference to the rivers - Fraser and Nechako - flowing together. Above are two snowflake crystals which tie in with the motto of the a city, central to British Columbia, through which the development of the north is taking place. In the base or point of the shield is the 'fraise'. This was intended as a pun pr play on the name of the founder, Simon Fraser. The same heraldic charge may be seen in the coats of arms of Simon Fraser University and in the District of Coquitlam for the same reason.