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  2. Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette
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Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury

Bradford, Ontario
Grant of Arms and Supporters
December 24, 1993
Vol. II, p. 297

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Vert a chevron Sable edged and charged with a chevronel wavy between in chief two cornucopias respectant and in base a Holstein dairy cow statant on a mound all Or;


Issuant from a mural coronet Or maple leaves Gules alternating with thistle flowers Purpure;


On a grassy mound rising above barry wavy Argent and Azure set on either side with a garb dexter a stallion Or gorged with a collar Vert pendant therefrom a pomeis charged with a tulip sinister a mare Or gorged with a collar Vert pendant therefrom a bezant edged Vert charged with a lion rampant Ermines;


EX TRIA UNUM. This Latin phrase mean "Out of three one".


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 3, 1994, in Volume 128, page 4582 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.

David Farrar

Nancy Ellis

Recipient Information

Civil Institution
Regional, Municipal etc Government