The Viceregal Lion
  1. The Governor General of Canada
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District of Coquitlam

Coquitlam, British Columbia
Grant of Arms, Supporters and Flag
August 20, 1990
Vol. II, p. 31

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Argent, a fess wavy Azure thereon another wavy Or in base a fleur-de-lys Azure on a chief embattled Azure a fraise Argent between two dogwood flowers Argent seeded Or;


A coronet Or the rim set with fraises Azure alternating with dogwood flowers Argent seeded Or;


On a grassy mound two Clydesdale stallions Or charged on each shoulder with a fraise Azure;


ANIMUS FLUMINUM VIRES POPULI. This Latin phrase means "The spirit of the rivers is the strength of the people".


A banner of the Arms;


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


Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on December 1, 1990, in Volume 124, page 4066 of the Canada Gazette.

Artist Information

Original concept of Graham Anderson, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

Alastair Priestly

Irene Alexander

Recipient Information

Civil Institution
Regional, Municipal etc Government