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  1. The Governor General of Canada
  2. Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette
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Balmoral Junior Secondary School

North Vancouver, British Columbia
Grant of Arms and Flag
June 15, 2006
Vol. V, p. 31

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Blazon

Arms

Or a knight’s helmet affronty Argent embellished Or plumed Sable, on a chief dancetty Azure three rings interlaced Or;

Crest

Issuant from a mural coronet Azure masoned Or an open book Argent bound and charged on each page with a pallet wavy Azure

Motto

MENS CORPUS ANIMUS;

Flag

A banner of the Arms;


Symbolism

Arms

The traditional colours of the school are black and orange, represented here by gold. The dividing line represents mountain peaks of the North Shore mountains which form the backdrop to the school’s setting. The interlaced rings symbolize the three central parts of the students’ learning experience: academics, arts (both applied and visual), and athletics. The knight’s helmet and plume is the current emblem of the school, alluding to the school’s teams.

Crest

The mural coronet symbolizes the school’s nickname, “The Castle”. The book is a traditional symbol for learning. The wavy blue bars on its pages represent the nearby mountain streams and which are represented in the coat of arms of the District of North Vancouver, where the school is sited.

Motto

Meaning “Mind, body, spirit”.

Flag

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Background

Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on November 18, 2006, in Volume 140, page 3687 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
David Farrar

Calligrapher
Shirley Mangione


Recipient Information

Civil Institution
Elementary & Secondary