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The Corporation of the Municipality of Brighton
Grant of Arms, Supporters, Flag and Badge
February 15, 2008
Vol. V, p. 200
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Or two anchors in saltire between two fish hauriant in pale Azure and two apples in fess Gules, a chief enarched embattled Azure;
On a grassy mount Vert a lighthouse Argent beaconed Or;
Two mute swans standing on a grassy mount set with trillium flowers, fir boughs and cornucopias proper;
PROGRESSUS ET STABILITAS;
The yellow colour alludes to agriculture, particularly wheat and corn. The anchors indicate the area’s historic maritime trade and current recreational boating. The apples refer to a prominent local crop, while the fish refer to sport fishing and the fishing industry. They also allude to the heraldic dolphins in the arms of Brighton, England. The crenellated division line refers to industry.
The lighthouse is a local landmark, and the rays coming from it make a pun on the name Brighton.
Swans are a local water bird. The fir boughs allude to the park area; the cornucopiae are another indication of the area’s agricultural importance; and the trillium flowers refer to the province of Ontario.
This Latin phrase means “Progress and stability”.