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Corporation of the Village of Merrickville

Merrickville, Ontario
Grant of Arms, Supporters and Flag
May 4, 1993
Vol. II, p. 234

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Blazon

Arms

Quarterly Argent and Azure overall a fess wavy quarterly Azure and Argent in the first quarter a representation of the Blockhouse at Merrickville Azure in the second quarter a Georgian mill building Argent and in base a mill race wheel counterchanged;

Crest

A mural coronet Argent masoned Azure issuant therefrom a demi lion Azure holding in its dexter forepaw a mason's mallet also Argent;

Supporters

On two outcrops of limestone rocks proper rising above waters barry wavy Argent and Azure dexter a marine stag Argent over Azure attired and gorged with a Loyalist civil coronet also Azure sinister a marine doe similarly coloured and gorged;

Motto

AD AQUAS FLORENS. This Latin phrase means "By the water we flourish".

Flag

A banner of the Arms with a bordure compony Azure and Argent on the three outer edges;


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 June 26, 1993, in Volume 127, page 2077 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 Ouellette

Calligrapher
Nancy Ellis


Recipient Information

Civil Institution
Regional, Municipal etc Government

The recipient's emblems were subsequently recorded in the name of the Corporation of the Village of Merrickville-Wolford in the Public Register of Arms, Flags and Badges of Canada, Volume IV, page 49, 1 November 2000.