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  2. Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette
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The Corporation of the Municipality of Central Elgin

St. Thomas, Ontario
Grant of Arms, Supporters and Flag
March 1, 1999
Vol. III, p. 303

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Blazon

Arms

Azure between four pallets two and two wavy issuant from two bars wavy Argent in base a fish leaping between two ears of corn in pale Or;

Crest

Issuant from a mural coronet Argent set with a frieze of maple leaves Vert a mast Azure flying therefrom a sail Or charged with a saltire cross couped Gules;

Supporters

On a grassy island Vert set on barry wavy Azure and Argent dexter a demi deer Azure attired and unguled Or gorged with a collar of trillium flowers Argent queued of a fish tail also Argent sinister a demi horse Azure maned and unguled Or gorged and queued in a same manner;

Motto

YOUNG AND STRONG · BRAVE AND PROUD;

Flag

Azure a pale Argent in the canton an escutcheon of the Arms fimbriated Argent;


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 July 22, 2000, in Volume 134, page 2263 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
Eva Pilar-Cass

Calligrapher
Nancy Ellis


Recipient Information

Civil Institution
Regional, Municipal etc Government