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The Corporation of the Municipality of Brighton

Brighton, Ontario
Grant of Arms, Supporters, Flag and Badge
February 15, 2008
Vol. V, p. 200

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Blazon

Arms

Or two anchors in saltire between two fish hauriant in pale Azure and two apples in fess Gules, a chief enarched embattled Azure;

Crest

On a grassy mount Vert a lighthouse Argent beaconed Or;

Supporters

Two mute swans standing on a grassy mount set with trillium flowers, fir boughs and cornucopias proper;

Motto

PROGRESSUS ET STABILITAS;

Flag

Azure on a Canadian pale Argent an escutcheon of the Arms;

Badge

An apple Gules surmounting two anchors in saltire Azure;


Symbolism

Arms

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.

Crest

The lighthouse is a local landmark, and the rays coming from it make a pun on the name Brighton.

Supporters

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.

Motto

This Latin phrase means “Progress and stability”.

Flag

The symbolism of this emblem is found in other element(s) of this record.

Badge

The symbolism of this emblem is found in other element(s) of this record.


Background

Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on November 22, 2008, in Volume 142, page 2983 of the Canada Gazette.


Artist Information

Creator(s)
Original concept of Harcla Morrow and Bruce Patterson, Saguenay Herald, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

Painter
David Farrar

Calligrapher
Doris Wionzek


Recipient Information

Civil Institution
Regional, Municipal etc Government