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

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Town of Westminster

Westminster, Ontario
Grant of Arms, Supporters and Flag
August 15, 1990
Vol. II, p. 37

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Blazon

Arms

Argent two piles and one pile reversed Vert each charged with a Shasta daisy Argent seeded Or;

Crest

A lamb statant Argent bearing beneath its dexter foreleg a wheel Azure;

Supporters

On a meadow bearing trillium flowers proper dexter a lion Ermine charged on the shoulder with a mill rind Azure, sinister a bear Azure charged on the shoulder with a garb Or;

Motto

UNITED WE PROSPER;

Flag

A banner of the Arms the three edges in chief, fly and base charged with a bordure compony Argent and Vert;


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 January 19, 1991, in Volume 125, page 186 of the Canada Gazette.


Artist Information

Creator(s)
Original concept of David Bowyer, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

Painter
David Bowyer

Calligrapher
David Bowyer


Recipient Information

Civil Institution
Regional, Municipal etc Government