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Red Deer County

Red Deer County, Alberta
Grant of Arms, Supporters, Flags and Badge
September 15, 2010
Vol. V, p. 541

Click on each image to enlarge. The blazon and symbolism for each element will accompany the enlarged image.


Blazon

Arms

Or a stag’s head erased Gules within a tressure wavy Azure;

Crest

Issuant from a mural crown proper charged with roses Gules, a demi-sun in splendour Or;

Supporters

Two stags Gules each attired, charged on the shoulder with a canola flower Or seeded of a goutte de poix and standing on a grassy mount Vert;

Motto

PROGRESSIVE GROWTH • TRADITIONAL VALUES;

Flag

A banner of the Arms;

Flag

A pennant of two points of the Arms;

Badge

A stag’s head Gules issuant from a mural crown Or masoned Gules en soleil in base Or;


Symbolism

Arms

The red elk, a type of deer, is a reference to the county’s name. The blue wavy stripe refers to the Red Deer River.

Crest

The sun is one of the emblems currently used by the county. The roses refer to the wild rose, the floral emblem of Alberta. The mural crown is a traditional symbol of municipal authority.

Supporters

The stags repeat the symbolism of the name, the canola flowers represent local agriculture, and the drops refer to the oil and gas industries. The base is composed of prairie grass.

Motto

Not applicable

Flag

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Flag

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Badge

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Background

Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on March 26, 2011, in Volume 145, page 1075 of the Canada Gazette.


Artist Information

Creator(s)
Original concept of Bruce Patterson, Saint-Laurent Herald, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

Painter
Linda Nicholson

Calligrapher
Luc Saucier


Recipient Information

Civil Institution
Regional, Municipal etc Government