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Ten designs were put to the Town Council of Annapolis Royal at their meeting on 09 February 2005, when a discussion was held by the members of the council. At that meeting, the Council decided to put three options "to the public for their consideration", by inserting a ballot in the "Community newsletter" and encouraging people to vote "when they visited the Town Hall".
On 16 May 2005, the Council adopted "flag number 3" as the town's flag. It is not stated what the turnout level was for the election, nor is it stated what the results of the voting were, neither are the various designs depicted. The cost was said to be between 350 and 500 Canadian Dollars for ten flags.
(1) Town of Annapolis Royal, Council Minutes, 16 May 2005, Motion 17 <http://www.annapolisroyal.com>, (18 April 2006)
(2) Town of Annapolis Royal, Committee of the Whole Minutes, 09 February 2005, <http://www.annapolisroyal.com> (18 April 2006)
(3) Town of Annapolis Royal, Committee of the Whole Minutes, Matters Arising number 1, 04 May 2005, <http://www.annapolisroyal.com> (18 April 2006)
Colin Dobson, 18 April 2006
A quite extensive history is at the community website, but in brief:
Annapolis Royal and area play a special and unique role in Canadian History. The first permanent European settlement in North America north of St. Augustine, Florida, was established at Port Royal in 1605.
From that time until 1749, Port Royal, or Annapolis Royal, was frequently the military and administrative centre of Acadia or Nova Scotia, which covered a substantially larger area than the present Nova Scotia.