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  1. The Governor General of Canada
  2. Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette
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Municipalité du village de Lorrainville

Lorrainville, Quebec
Grant of Arms and Supporters
August 31, 1990
Vol. II, p. 35

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Blazon

Arms

Or a cross of Lorraine Gules issuant from a point barry wavy Argent and Azure thereon a dolphin naiant over all Azure;

Crest

An arm in armour Argent grasping in its bare hand proper a sword in bend sinister Gules hilt and pommel Or enfiling a coronet of fleurs-de-lis Or;

Supporters

Two deer Azure attired and unguled Or standing on a grassy mound the dexter charged on the shoulder with a fleur-de-lis Argent and the sinister with a cross of Lorraine Or;

Motto

O CRUX AVE SPES UNICA. This Latin phrase means "O hail the cross our only hope".


Symbolism

In general, the symbolism of emblems prior to 2000 does not exist in an appropriate format for the online Register.


Background

Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on October 27, 1990, in Volume 124, page 3751 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
Anatol Kozlowski

Calligrapher
John Whitehead


Recipient Information

Civil Institution
Regional, Municipal etc Government