The Viceregal Lion
  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.

Michael Walter Elliston Allen

Victoria, British Columbia
Grant of Arms
September 6, 1994
Vol. II, p. 350

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Blazon

Arms

Argent on a saltire Azure two swords points upwards Argent hilted and pommelled Or surmounted by a dogwood flower Argent seeded Or;

Crest

Issuant from a coronet of a rim Or set alternately with dogwood flowers Argent seeded Or and Garry Oak leaves Vert a demi lion Or armed and langued Azure charged on each shoulder with a rose Gules barbed Vert seeded Or bearing in its paws a hurt charged with a saltire cross humetty Argent;

Motto

TRIUMPHAVI SUPER ARDUA. This Latin phrase means "I have triumphed over adversity".


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 March 12, 1994, in Volume 128, page 4584 of the Canada Gazette.


Artist Information

Creator(s)
Original concept of Graham Anderson, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

Painter
Alastair Priestly

Calligrapher
Nancy Ellis


Recipient Information

Individual