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Darrel Elbert Kennedy

Ottawa, Ontario
Grant of a Badge
December 10, 2002
Vol. IV, p. 247

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Two scrolls in saltire Ermine surmounted by a griffin's head erased Or charged on the neck with a chalice Gules;



The griffin's head repeats the symbol from another badge previously granted to Mr. Kennedy. The griffin is a guardian of treasure. The scrolls, with ermine dots to indicate writing, represent Mr. Kennedy's interests involving research and recording information. The chalice is a symbol of sacrifice, and it can also indicate his tenure as Assiniboine Herald, as heralds were at one time "baptized" with a chalice at the time of their creation.


Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on December 20, 2003, in Volume 137, page 3981 of the Canada Gazette.

Artist Information

Original concept of Darrel Kennedy, Assiniboine Herald, assisted by the Heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority

Gordon Macpherson

Doris Wionzek

Recipient Information


View all Letters Patent for Darrel Elbert Kennedy

One or more entries related to this Recipient's emblems appear elsewhere in the Register: Volume II, p. 397.