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Governor General's Performing Arts Awards Foundation
Grant of a Badge
August 15, 1994
Vol. II, p. 337
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On a roundel Bleu-Celeste two lions rampant respectant each crowned with a coronet Or érablé and garnished with jewels Gules supporting together a torch Or enflamed proper all within a border Azure edged and inscribed ARTES NOS TENENT ET INSPIRANT in letters Or;
ARTES NOS TENENT ET INSPIRANT;
The lions refer to the office of the Governor General, the official colours of which are blue and gold. The coronets of maple leaves emphasize that this is a Canadian award. The torch symbolizes the aspiration towards excellence of the candidates for the award.
This Latin phrase means “The arts engage and inspire us”.
Canada Gazette Information
The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on December 3, 1994, in Volume 128, page 4584 of the Canada Gazette.
Original concept of Robert D. Watt, Chief Herald of Canada, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.
Foundation / charitable body