The Viceregal Lion
  1. The Governor General of Canada
  2. Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette
Heraldry Today

The contents of this Register are intended for research purposes only. The heraldic emblems found in the Register may not be reproduced in any form or in any media without the written consent of the Canadian Heraldic Authority and/or the recipient.

Christ Church Cathedral

Vancouver, British Columbia
Grant of Arms, Supporter, Flag and Badge
April 12, 1998
Vol. III, p. 277

Click on each image to enlarge. The blazon and symbolism for each element will accompany the enlarged image.


Blazon

Arms

Argent in base two bars wavy Azure surmounted by a Celtic cross throughout Gules charged at the centre with a Salish spindle whorl Argent bearing a Chi Rho Azure encircled by three salmon in Salish style interlaced Copper;

Supporters

A representation of a cathedra proper at its apex an escutcheon of the Arms of the Diocese of New Westminster of the Anglican Church of Canada;

Motto

I HOLD BEFORE YOU AN OPEN DOOR (Rev. 3:8);

Flag

A banner of the Arms;

Badge

A hurt surmounted by a Celtic cross Gules fimbriated Or charged at the centre with a Salish spindle whorl Argent bearing a Chi Rho Azure encircled by three salmon in Salish style interlaced Copper;


Symbolism

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


Background

Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on January 30, 1999, in Volume 133, page 181 of the Canada Gazette.


Artist Information

Creator(s)
Original concept of Robert D. Watt, Chief Herald of Canada, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

Painter
Gordon Macpherson

Calligrapher
Suzzann Wright


Recipient Information

Civil Institution
Local (church, synagogue)