Inaugurated on June 24, 2017, the Fransaskois arrow sash pays tribute to the heritage of Francophones in Saskatchewan. Each color expresses their historical progress and uses the colors of the Fransaskois flag, the official symbol of Saskatchewan, created in 1979 by the Association jeunesse fransaskoise.
ONCE UPON A TIME
Of French Canadian origin, the sash was used by travelers and trappers during the fur trade era. It was used to close winter coats, store items and carry payloads. Today, the sash is a symbol of French-Canadian, Métis and Aboriginal clothing.
THE FRANSASKOIS FLÉCHÉ POÊME
“Resting on the green and yellow carpet of the plain,
We pay tribute:
To missionaries determined to protect our language,
To the ancestors who were travelers led by the waters,
Wearing the blood red of our flower and our struggles,
Around the wheat cultivated by our pioneer ancestors,
Enriched with a new diversity,
We are all gathered,
Proud of our heritage. ”