Provincial Flag of Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan Flag Description:
The flag of Saskatchewan consists of two horizontal halves. The top half is green and the bottom is gold. The provincial shield of arms is in the upper left side and the western red lily, which is the provincial flower, is on the right side of the flag.
Saskatchewan Flag Meaning:
The top of the shield features a red lion, a traditional royal symbol, on a horizontal gold stripe. The bottom section has three gold wheat sheaves on a green base. This represents Saskatchewan's agriculture and resources. The green half represents the northern forested areas of Saskatchewan and the gold half symbolizes the southern grain fields.
Saskatchewan Flag History:
The flag was adopted on Mar. 1, 1969. Saskatchewan joined the confederation of Canada on Sept. 1, 1905. The coat of arms was granted by Royal warrant in 1906 and was modified in 1986.
Interesting Saskatchewan Facts:
Saskatchewan's name comes from Kisiskatchewanisipi; the Cree Indian name for the Saskatchewan River. It means swift-flowing river. The name was shortened to Saskatchewan and it became the name of one of the districts of the Northwest Territories in 1882.
Saskatchewan's official motto: Multis E Gentibus Vires - From Many Peoples Strength.
The flag was based on a design by Anthony Drake and was chosen as a result of a provincial flag design competition.