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  2. Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette
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The Corporation of the City of White Rock

White Rock, British Columbia
Grant of Arms, Supporters and Flag
February 16, 1992
Vol. II, p. 90

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Blazon

Arms

Azure issuant from barry wavy of four Argent and Azure a representation of the landmark White Rock Argent on a chief also Argent a Salish salmon Azure;

Crest

A mural coronet Azure masoned Argent charged with maple leaves alternating with mullets also Argent issuant therefrom a demi sun Or;

Supporters

On a compartment of sea sand between two sand castles proper flying pennants to the sinister Azure a hurt charged with a representation of the White Rock pier Argent dexter a merman Or crined and bearded Argent tailed Azure wearing a coronet Or and gorged with a collar Azure pendant therefrom a hurt charged with a locomotive wheel Argent, sinister a mermaid Or tailed Azure wearing a coronet of pink roses Proper barbed Vert gorged with a necklace Azure pendant therefrom a hurt charged with the masks of tragedy and comedy Argent;

Motto

CULTURE · COMMITMENT · COMMUNITY;

Flag

A banner of the Arms;


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 July 25, 1992, in Volume 126, page 2302 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
Joan Bouwmeester

Calligrapher
Joan Bouwmeester


Recipient Information

Civil Institution
Regional, Municipal etc Government