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Cap-Chat Army Cadet Summer Training Centre

Cap-Chat, Quebec
Approval of a Badge
October 1, 2001
Vol. IV, p. 187

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Blazon

Badge

Per fess dancetty Gules and Vert, in chief a sun in splendour issuant from the fess line, at the fess point a cat's face, and on a base wavy Or two bars wavy, the whole encircled by an annulus Vert fimbriated and inscribed CAP-CHAT ACSTC • CIÉCA CAP-CHAT in letters Or;

Motto

LEADER POUR L'AVENIR;


Symbolism

Badge

L'insigne reprend, dans une forme héraldique, les symboles déjà utilisés par le Centre. La division centrale représente les montagnes Chic-Choc de la région de Gaspé qui sont situées à proximité. Le visage du chat rappelle la municipalité de Cap-Chat, baptisée ainsi par les premiers colons à cause d'un rocher ayant la forme d'un chat. Les vagues représentent le fleuve Saint-Laurent, particulièrement magnifique au coucher du soleil. Le vert a été choisi pour rappeler la nature environnante, et le rouge est la couleur traditionnelle de l'armée.

Motto

Meaning "Leader for the future".


Background

Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on February 22, 2003, in Volume 137, page 516 of the Canada Gazette.


Artist Information

Creator(s)
Original concept of the Unit, assisted by the Heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority

Painter
Debra MacGarvie

Calligrapher
Karen Mackay


Recipient Information

Military Institution
Military