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.

Antonio Lamer

Ottawa, Ontario
Grant of Arms and Supporters
February 24, 1993
Vol. II, p. 229

Click on each image to enlarge. The blazon and symbolism for each element will accompany the enlarged image.


Blazon

Arms

Quarterly Azure and Argent overall a cross quarterly Argent and Gules in the first and fourth quarters a fleur-de-lys Argent in the second and third a maple leaf Gules;

Crest

A Coronet rim Argent set alternately with maple leaves Gules and fleurs-de-lys Argent issuant therefrom a demi griffin Azure bearing in its dexter foreclaw an astrolabe Or and in its sinister foreclaw an ansul also Or;

Supporters

On a grassy mound rising above barry wavy Argent and Azure two hounds Gules semé of ermine spots Argent langed Azure gorged with a coronet fleury Or;

Motto

VIAM INVENIAM AUT FACIAM. This Latin phrase means "I’ll either find a way or make one".


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 November 6, 1993, in Volume 127, page 3406 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

Individual