The Viceregal Lion
  1. The Governor General of Canada
  2. Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette
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Acadia University

Wolfville, Nova Scotia
Registration of Arms and Badge
August 15, 2006
Vol. V, p. 49

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Per pale Azure and Argent two Nova Scotia woodsman’s axes in saltire between in chief and in base a cushion charged with a wolf’s head and in the flanks an open book all counterchanged;


IN PULVERE VINCES. This Latin phrase means "In dust you will win".


A Nova Scotia woodsman’s axe hafted Gules the blade proper;


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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

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Artist of the College of Arms, London / Artiste du Collège d’armes, Londres

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Recipient Information

Civil Institution

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The recipient’s emblems were originally recorded in the records of the College of Arms, London, England, 20 August 1973.