Philip S. Tibbetts wrote:Manitoba
The pattern of horizontal lines recall water waves, however here they are depicted as straight rather than wavy to denote the ‘straits’ of Lake Manitoba that are the origin of the Lake’s, and thus the province’s, name. In the centre of the design is charged the gold Bison that is the emblem of Manitoba, placed on a green background as it is on the provincial coat of arm. A gold hoop divides the central green hoop from the outer deep red hoops. The red colour here serves to denote the ‘Red River Colony’ that went on to become Manitoba, whilst the deep rad shade is taken from the University of Manitoba
The design is composed of a quartered field. In the upper hoist quarter is charged a polar bear passant on blue which is the territorial symbol and features on the government emblem. The placement in the upper hoist quarter plays on the theme of the north west. The rest of the design is counter-changed accordingly.
I really like these two flags. I'm going to modify my Manitoba Flag to borrow some of the ideas you have in your flag design.