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The Heraldry Society of Canada

Ottawa, Ontario
Registration of Arms, Supporters and Badge
October 20, 1991
Vol. II, p. 130

Badge of The Heraldry Society of Canada

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Blazon

Badge

Within an annulet of eight points on the outer edge Or a roundel throughout quarterly Gules and Argent charged with a circlet ensigned by maple leaves Or;


Symbolism

Badge

The colours at the centre of the Society's badge refer to the arms design, while the maple leaf coronet refers to Canadian heraldry. The compass rose indicates Canada's northern location, the wide reach of heraldry as an art and science, and the Society's goal of setting a true course for heraldry in Canada.