Last modified: 2005-02-12 by phil nelson
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by Pascal Gross
The flag design consists of a tripartite placed against a blue diagonal cross appearing on a white background.
The top section of the shield bears, in part, the British flag and the flag of Newfoundland and Labrador. The symbolic transformation represents Britain's role in the history of Mount Pearl (the granting of land to Sir James Pearl in 1829 by the British Secretary of State in recognition of his many years of faithful service in the Royal Navy.)
The center section displays the Mount Pearl Coat of Arms. It is composed of a red shield bearing a white bend; symbolic of Sir James' military honour. The bend is charged with three (3) groups of three (3) progressiive roundels representative of continual growth. The crest, an encircled yellow cross gives visual form to the motto "OMNIA AD DEI GLORIA" (all the glory of God). Supporters are Newfoundland and Labrador Dogs. The one on the dexter facing the one on the sinister and vice versa. Together they stand strong and proud, symbolizing friendship, co-operation and togetherness.
The lower section of the shield design depicts a visual concept of growth. The Fir Tree, chosen for its association with early enterprise in Mount Pearl, symbolizes industrial expansion. Its well groomed appearance, together with the stylized bright yellow sun, radiates pride and spirit of its residents. The outstretched branches reach in harmony with the sun depicting togetherness: a quality for which Mount Pearl is recognized.
The Flag's background, comprised of a blue diagonal cross on white, is a part of the flag of Nova Scotia: the birthplace of Sir James Pearl, the founder of Mount Pearl.
The City of Mount Pearl Flag was designed by Robin Cook - an Art teacher and freelance graphic designer - graduate of the Ontario College of Arts, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
source: Mount Pearl, NL Website
researched by Phil Nelson - 23 May 1999