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

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Ashbury College

Ottawa, Ontario
Grant of Arms, Supporters, Flag and Badge
September 29, 1994
Vol. II, p. 352

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Argent a chevron Vert between in chief two fleurs-de-lys and in base a lion rampant Gules all within a bordure Vert;


A coronet flory Or issuant therefrom a demi lion Azure armed and langued and bearing in its dexter forepaw a Sprig of maple Or;


On a grassy mound dexter a lion Sinister a lioness both Gules semé of fleurs-de-lys Or;


PROBITAS · VIRTUS · COMITAS. This Latin phrase means "Probity, virtue, kindness".


A banner of the Arms;


Dexter a lion's head sinister a lioness' head erased and addorsed Gules their necks conjoined and gorged with a single coronet flory Or;


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 April 22, 1995, in Volume 129, page 1190 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.

Joan Bouwmeester

Joan Bouwmeester

Recipient Information

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