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City of Abbotsford

Abbotsford, British Columbia
Grant of Arms, Supporters, Flag and Badge
October 25, 1995
Vol. III, p. 59

Badge of the City of Abbotsford

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Blazon

Badge

A strawberry flower Or winged in the style of a northwest coast First Peoples thunderbird each wing consisting of five feathers alternately Azure and Vert;


Symbolism

Badge

The strawberry flower repeats the themes of the shield. The wings attached to the fraise are based on the thunderbird’s wings in the crest and symbolize upward movement, progress towards goals and the community’s annual showcasing of air transport and technology. The alternating Abbotsford “blue” and Matsqui “green” represent the unification of the two former communities into one municipality. The flower’s gold colouring suggests the various riches of the City.