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

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The University of Manitoba

Winnipeg, Manitoba
Grant of Arms
October 15, 1992
Vol. II, p. 199

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Quarterly first the shield of arms of the Province of Manitoba its cross of St. George charged at the honour point with a closed crown ensigned with a cross Or second Gules a sprig of three maple leaves and in chief two fleurs-de-lys all Or third Gules a representation of St. John proper habited and nimbed Or sejant on a rock proper writing with a quill Argent in an open book leathered proper edged Or to his sinister an eagle wings displayed also Or perched on the rock fourth a grapevine slipped and leaved Or fructed Purpure and over the quarterings a cross Or charged at the centre with an open book leathered proper edged Or;


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 5, 1992, in Volume 126, page 3669 of the Canada Gazette.

Artist Information

Original concept of Robert D. Watt, Chief Herald of Canada, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

Robert Grey

Suzzann Wright

Recipient Information

Civil Institution