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City of Orillia

Orillia, Ontario
Grant of Arms, Supporters and Flag
September 27, 1999
Vol. III, p. 346

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Azure upon a base barry wavy of six Argent and Azure charged with a representation of a First Nations fish weir Or a First Nations man Gules crined Sable in a canoe Gules with a paddle in action surmounting a demi sun in splendour and on a chief Or a sprig of three maple leaves Gules;


A coronet composed of a circlet Or charged with two bars wavy Azure the upper edge set with maple leaves alternately Gules and Argent;


On a grassy mound set with cattails field daisies and trillium flowers all proper two stags Or attired unguled and gorged with a collar Azure pendant therefrom a hurt the dexter charged with two paddles in saltire blades downward and the sinister with a sun in splendour Or;




Per saltire Vert and barry wavy Argent and Azure overall a sun in splendour 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 2265 of the Canada Gazette.

Artist Information

Original concept of John Emberson, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

Linda Nicholson

Nancy Ellis

Recipient Information

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Regional, Municipal etc Government