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Confirmation of the blazon of a Badge
January 15, 2009
Vol. V, p. 416
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Sable an annulus Argent surmounted by a panther crouching to spring Or;
IN PACE BELLUM PARA;
The crouching panther shown against the darkness of the night sky represents the celestial panther, the totem of the clan to which the great Shawnee warrior and leader Tecumseh (c. 1768-1813) belonged. Tecumseh’s name, literally “I cross the path”, has also been translated as “a panther crouching in wait”. The annulus marks the unity of the various tribes originally from the Ohio region brought together by Tecumseh and allied with the British in the War of 1812.
Meaning “In peace prepare for war”.
Canada Gazette Information
The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on March 20, 2010, in Volume 144, page 441 of the Canada Gazette.
* Not applicable / Sans objet
The badge was originally approved on 22 September 1948.