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Province : Quebec

Arms (crest) of Sainte-Apolline-de-Patton

Official blazon

Arms : Azure on a bend between in chief a sun in splendour and in base a circular saw blade Or, a bendlet wavy Azure.
Crest: Issuant from a circlet the upper edge set alternately with maple leaves and fir twigs Or, a cubit arm grasping a pair of pincers proper.
Supporters: A Percheron stallion and a Percheron mare proper standing on a grassy mount Vert.


The arms were officially granted on July 16, 2001.

The blue background represents the outdoors, and the sun represents the light that brightens days and causes the forests and crops to grow. The gold bend symbolises hiking and Hébertism trails and the wavy bend recalls the rivers. The sawmill wheel symbolizes the forest industry.

The pair of pincers symbolizes handicrafts and the martyrdom of St. Appolonia (Apolline) whose teeth were pulled out with pincers. The fir twigs in the coronet represent the natural resources of the forest, and the maple leaves symbolize Canada.

Horses were deemed appropriate for their important role in the forest industry, in agriculture and transport.

The motto means "Faith in the future".

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