The sheaves of wheat evoke the humble origins
of Pain Court. Wheat, which was the most important crop harvested
in earlier years, symbolizes bread. Although they were short of
bread, our ancestors would generously share their small loaves with
the missionaries who travelled in our region. Wheat also has a religious
symbolism recalling to mind the faith of our fathers which is still
ours today in these changing times.
The two sheaves of wheat express our faith and
our mother tongue. The three ties binding the sheaves represent
the past, the present and the future, joined together under the
protection of our holy patron, Mary, through the symbolism of the
blue sash of the Immaculate Conception whose painting adorns the
sanctuary of the parish church.
The colours selected are especially meaningful.
From the very beginning, the growth of our community has unfolded
under the loving eyes of the Immaculate Conception, symbolized by
the colour blue. Blue also represents the bodies of water which
surround us, the lake and the river, as well as the clear blue skies
of our summers. Finally, as we are citizens of the world, it is
important that we look beyond our borders. The colour blue represents
Green is the colour of abundance, of renewal.
It is also the colour of the Franco-Ontarian flag which expresses
who we are. This colour is the perfect symbol of agriculture which
is the major industry of our area. It calls to mind the vast stretches
of tender green that we love to see again after a long winter. It
depicts the rich palette of green tones which enhance the surrounding
countryside during the summer months. Green symbolizes growth and
hope, for our crops certainly, but also for our community moving
with confidence toward the future.
The two colours are soft and pleasing to the eye
and, by their vividness, inspire a feeling of celebration and joy.
And finally, if we examine the logo very closely,
the heads of wheat remind us of candles on a birthday cake. It is
indeed a very wonderful anniversary that we are celebrating....