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The Royal Heraldry Society of Canada
Arms: Quarterly per fess embattled Gules and Argent, the first quarter an inescutcheon Argent charged with a maple leaf Gules.
Crest: Upon a helmet mantled Gules doubled Argent within a wreath of these colours, this crest: Issuant from maple leaves Gules a demi lion Or holding a staff proper flying therefrom a banner of the arms fringed Or.
Supporters: Dexter a beaver sejant Or collared Gules pendant therefrom a torteau bearing the Royal Crown proper, sinister a narwhal haurient Argent armed Or charged on the shoulder with a torteau bearing the Royal Crown proper, the whole set on a compartment per pale of a grassy mount and waves of the sea proper.


Within an annulet of eight points set on the outer edge Or a roundel quarterly Gules and Argent charged with a coronet érable Or.
Source: College of Arms, London, March 6, 1972, amended by Supplementary Letters Patent, May 7, 2003, Grant of revised supporters and branch badges, September 15, 2004, Canadian Heraldic Authority, Ottawa.
Artist: Gordon Macpherson

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Note: For background on the design and development of the RHSC arms, and people involved, click here to view the article entitled "Arms of the Heraldry Society of Canada" reproduced from the September 1972 issue of "Heraldry in Canada".

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Released: November 09, 2004 / Last modified: February 04, 2010