The Viceregal Lion
  1. The Governor General of Canada
  2. Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette
Heraldry Today

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Canadian Ethnocultural Council

Ottawa, Ontario
Grant of Arms
June 22, 1994
Vol. II, p. 340

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Blazon

Arms

Gules twelve maple seeds conjoined in pairs on one stem their stems issuant from an annulet at centre point all Argent;

Crest

Issuant from a representation of a demi globe Argent marked with a geographic grid Azure a maple tree Argent leaved Gules;

Motto

FROM DIVERSITY STRENGTH · LA DIVERSITÉ NOTRE FORCE;


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 December 3, 1994, in Volume 128, page 4584 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
Linda Nicholson

Calligrapher
Nancy Ellis


Recipient Information

Civil Institution
Cultural Organization