The Viceregal Lion
  1. The Governor General of Canada
  2. His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston
Heraldry Today

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Suzanne Elizabeth Altvater

Red Deer, Alberta
Grant of Arms
October 29, 1998
Vol. III, p. 2

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Per fess Or and barry wavy Or and Gules in front of a mural fess issuant and embattled Gules masoned Or a swan naiant wings addorsed Argent holding in the mouth a Calla Lilly Argent slipped and leaved Vert;


A grassy mound growing thereon a wild rose and prairie crocuses proper also a maple tree Or fructed of three maple seeds Gules a fourth maple seed Argent resting on the grassy mound and harboured under the tree a swan also Argent;


AD ME PARVULI. This Latin phrase means "Let the little children come to me".


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 January 30, 1999, in Volume 133, page 182 of the Canada Gazette.

Artist Information

Original concept of Charles Maier, Athabaska Herald, assisted by the Heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority

Debra MacGarvie

Suzzann Wright

Recipient Information