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Redeemer College

Ancaster, Ontario
Grant of Arms and Badge
August 28, 1989
Vol. I, p. 37

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Gules an open book proper edged bound and clasped Or the pages inscribed with the Greek letters Alpha and Omega Gules on a chief Or a cross crosslet Gules between two trillium flowers Argent barbed and seeded proper;


A Paschal lamb proper between two palm branches Vert;


AGNUS DEI OMNIUM REX. This Latin phrase means "Lamb of God, King of all".


A Paschal lamb proper encircled by two palm branches Vert joined in base by four trillium flowers Argent barbed and seeded proper;


In general, the symbolism of emblems prior to 2000 does not exist in an appropriate format for the online Register.


Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on October 14, 1989, in Volume 123, page 4560 of the Canada Gazette.

Artist Information

Original concept of Ralph Spence, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

Joan Bouwmeester

Joan Bouwmeester

Recipient Information

Civil Institution
College & Cegep

The recipient's emblems were subsequently recorded in the name of Redeemer University College in the Public Register of Arms, Flags and Badges of Canada, Volume IV, page 526, 15 September 2005.