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

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Murchie's Tea and Coffee Ltd.

Vancouver, British Columbia
Grant of Arms and Supporters
March 31, 1993
Vol. II, p. 230

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Blazon

Arms

Vert three teapots Or;

Crest

Rising out of a coronet with a rim Or set with dogwood flowers Proper a demi lion Vert holding between its forepaws a coffee pot Or charged with a caduceus Azure;

Supporters

On a grassy mound rising above barry wavy Argent and Azure set dexter with tea plants and sinister with coffee plants flowered Proper two lions Or gorged with collars pendant therefrom by two chains Vert a pomeis charged dexter with a teapot sinister with a coffee pot Or;

Motto

TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE;


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 June 26, 1993, in Volume 127, page 2077 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
Alastair Priestly

Calligrapher
Judith Bainbridge


Recipient Information

Civil Institution
Profit Organization