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Town of Castor

Castor, Alberta
Grant of Arms, Supporters, Flags and Badge
August 15, 2011
Vol. VI, p. 62

Arms of the Town of Castor

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Blazon

Arms

Per pale wavy Azure and Or two beavers sejant respectant counterchanged;

Crest

Issuant from a mural coronet Azure masoned and set with barley heads, a beaver sejant Or;

Supporters

Two coyotes Or each charged on the shoulder with a flame Azure and standing on a beaver dam proper above water Azure;

Motto

PROUD HERITAGE • PROMISING FUTURE;


Symbolism

Arms

The beavers (castors in French) make a reference to the town’s name and have long been used as a symbol of the town. The wavy division line refers to Castor Creek.

Crest

The mural coronet refers to Castor’s municipal status, and the heads of barley allude to local agriculture. The beaver repeats the symbolism of the Arms.

Supporters

The coyotes are local animals. The blue flames symbolize the natural gas industry. The beaver pond makes a further reference to the beavers in the arms and crest, emphasizing their ingenuity and engineering skills in creating new and diverse habitats.

Motto

Not applicable