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  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.

Alberta Genealogical Society

Edmonton, Alberta
Grant of Arms and Supporters
April 20, 1993
Vol. II, p. 235

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Azure a Lodgepole Pine within an orle of eight ears of wheat Or;


A York boat Or flying a square sail of the Arms;


On a grassy mound dexter a mare Or gorged with a collar Azure pendant therefrom a hurt charged with a teepee ring of eight stones Or, sinister a buffalo Or charged with a like collar;


QUAERERE · INVENIRE · PERSCRIBERE. This Latin phrase means "To seek, to find, to document".


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 November 6, 1993, in Volume 127, page 3406 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.

Alastair Priestly

Nancy Ellis

Recipient Information

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