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  2. Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette
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4th Canadian Division Training Centre

Meaford, Ontario
Approval of a Badge
June 15, 2017
Vol. VI, p. 733

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Blazon

Badge

Vert a coyote ululant statant on a base of earth proper;

Motto

EXCELSIOR;


Symbolism

Badge

The 4th Canadian Division Training Centre is located in Meaford, Ontario, where coyotes are often seen. Coyotes are swift, tough and wily and possess extremely well-developed senses of hearing and smell. Green is the colour of the 4th Canadian Division.

Motto

This Latin phrase means “Always upward”.


Background

Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on March 31, 2018, in Volume 152, page 896 of the Canada Gazette.


Artist Information

Creator(s)
Original concept of Claire Boudreau, Chief Herald of Canada, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

Painter
Eva Pilar-Cass

Calligrapher
Kathy Feig


Recipient Information

Military Institution
Military