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  1. The Governor General of Canada
  2. Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette
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Village of Wellington

Wellington, Ontario
Grant of Arms, Supporters and Flag
June 2, 1993
Vol. II, p. 241

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


Blazon

Arms

Argent three piles one issuant from base Gules each charged with a Loyalist civil coronet Or;

Crest

Rising out of a mural coronet Gules masoned Or charged with a ducal coronet also Or a demi horse Argent crined, queued and unguled Or holding in the forelegs a cornucopia Or mouth downwards displaying tomato plants and pea vines fructed proper;

Supporters

On a grassy mound rising above barry wavy Azure and Argent two marine lions Gules queued Argent each gorged with a Loyalist civil coronet Or and holding a staff Argent flying therefrom to the dexter a Union banner tempore 1783 on the dexter side and on the sinister side a banner of the arms of the Village flying to the sinister;

Motto

A HAVEN ON THE SHORE;

Flag

A banner of the Arms;


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

Civil Institution
Regional, Municipal etc Government