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

The contents of this Register are intended for research purposes only. The heraldic emblems found in the Register may not be reproduced in any form or in any media without the written consent of the Canadian Heraldic Authority and/or the recipient.

The Royal Canadian Geographical Society

Vanier, Ontario
Registration of Arms and Supporters
June 11, 1991
Vol. II, p. 98

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Azure an annulet Or surmounted of a compass rose of eight points Argent charged in the centre with a maple leaf slipped Gules on a canton also Argent a representation of the Royal Crown proper;


In front of a Canada goose wings elevated and displayed the northern hemisphere of a terrestrial globe all proper;


On a grassy mound on either side a malamute sled-dog proper;


DUCIT AMOR PATRIAE. This Latin phrase means "The love of country leads me".


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 July 20, 1991, in Volume 125, page 2353 of the Canada Gazette.

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Recipient Information

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The recipient's emblems were originally recorded in the records of the College of Arms, London, England, 10 June 1959.