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  1. The Governor General of Canada
  2. Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette
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The United Empire Loyalists' Association of Canada

Toronto, Ontario
Registration of Arms and Badge
July 15, 2004
Vol. IV, p. 388

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Blazon

Arms

Azure the Royal Crown surrounded by thirteen swords points outward and in base a tomahawk head downwards blade to the sinister all proper;

Crest

Issuant from a wreath of fir boughs fructed and maple boughs entwined, two arms embowed proper the dexter vested as an American colonist of 1775 Azure garnished Or and the sinister as a Mohawk Indian wearing a Bracelet of Honour both supporting a staff flying therefrom a banner of the Union as established in 1707 all proper;

Motto

DUCIT AMOR PATRIAE;

Badge

Within a wreath quarterly of maple leaves Gules and oak leaves Vert fructed Or charged with four crosses formy, the monograme of King George III Or;


Symbolism

Arms

The Royal Crown indicates the loyalty to the Crown of the United Empire Loyalists during and after the American Revolutionary War. The swords represent the Americans of the Thirteen Colonies who took up arms out of loyalty. The tomahawk stands for the Mohawk Loyalists who fought under the command of Chief Joseph Brant.

Crest

The wreath of fir and maple leaves recalls the Loyalists’ role in the foundation of New Brunswick and Upper Canada. The arms hold up a Union Flag of 1707; the arm on the left represents a colonist of 1775, while the arm on the right represents a Mohawk wearing a bracelet of honour.

Motto

This Latin phrase meaning “The love of country leads me” encapsulates the Association’s spirit of loyalty.

Badge

The maple leaves identify the Association with Canada, while the oak leaves and acorns symbolize loyalty and fidelity to the monarchy. The crosses are those long used by the Association in its insignia. The monogram is that of King George III, the monarch at the time of the American Revolutionary War.


Background

Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on March 12, 2005, in Volume 139, page 689 of the Canada Gazette.


Artist Information

Creator(s)
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Painter
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Calligrapher
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Recipient Information

Civil Institution
Cultural Organization

The recipient's emblems were originally recorded in the records of the College of Arms, London, England.