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

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Corporation of the Town of Goderich

Goderich, Ontario
Registration of Arms, Supporters and Badge, and Grant of a Motto
March 3, 1999
Vol. III, p. 306

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Per pale barry wavy Argent and Azure all counterchanged an octagon per pale Azure and Argent charged with an ancient crown Or;


Within a naval crown Or a wyvern Gules holding in the dexter claw a covered salt Or shedding on both sides salt Argent;


On a grassy mount Vert semy to the dexter of roses Gules barbed and seeded sinister thistles slipped and leaved two tigers guardant all proper both gorged with a chain Or pendant therefrom dexter an annulet embattled on the outer edge Gules sinister an octagon Or charged with a maple leaf Gules;




An octagon barry wavy Argent and Azure per pale counterchanged charged with an octagon per pale Azure and Argent thereon an ancient crown Or;


In general, the symbolism of emblems prior to 2000 does not exist in an appropriate format for the online Register.


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

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Recipient Information

Civil Institution
Regional, Municipal etc Government

The recipient’s emblems were originally recorded in the records of the College of Arms, London, England, 10 May 1978.