The Viceregal Lion
  1. The Governor General of Canada
  2. Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette
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Roman Catholic Archbishop of Vancouver

Vancouver, British Columbia
Grant of Arms of Office
February 1, 1995
Vol. II, p. 391

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Or on a base barry wavy of four Azure and Argent a lymphad Azure flying a sail Argent charged with a Latin cross Or fimbriated Azure a net issuant from the hull Or and in sinister chief a mullet Argent fimbriated Azure on a chief dancetty Azure the Chi-Rho Or between dexter a rose Argent seeded Or barbed Vert and sinister a dogwood flower Argent seeded Or leaved Vert;


A mitre of the Roman Catholic Church in Canada Argent with orphreys Or displaying three crosses flory Azure with infulae Argent doubled Azure each displaying a Latin cross the three upper arms érablé Gules;


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 November 23, 1996, in Volume 130, page 3278 of the Canada Gazette.

Artist Information

Original concept of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vancouver, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

Linda Nicholson

Irene Alexander

Recipient Information

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