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Ville de Fermont

Fermont, Quebec
Grant of Arms, Supporters and Flag
September 1, 1998
Vol. III, p. 269

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


Blazon

Arms

Per fess gyronny of six Argent and Sable within the sign of Mars its arrowhead voided a fleur-de-lis Or;

Crest

On a mound tenné growing thereon flowering plants of cottongrass (Eriophorum angustifolium) a willow Ptarmigan (Lagopus lagopus) in its winter coat all proper;

Supporters

On either side a caribou (Rangifer tarandus) proper each bearing a buckle Or on the shoulder and standing on a mound tenné strewn with fragmented rocks proper;

Motto

FAIRE FRONT • FAIRE FACE, meaning "Stand up • Face up";

Flag

A banner of the Arms within a bordure potent Or;


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 January 30, 1999, in Volume 133, page 182 of the Canada Gazette.


Artist Information

Creator(s)
Original concept of Pierre Gotié, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

Painter
Linda Nicholson

Calligrapher
Nancy Ellis


Recipient Information

Civil Institution
Regional, Municipal etc Government