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Society Branches

Branches are sub-units of the national Royal Heraldry Society of Canada, and are located in various centres across the country. Each Branch has its own governing body, typically comprised of a President, Secretary, Treasurer and Editor should they have a local newsletter/publication. Branch Presidents are automatically members of the National Society's Board thus providing local interests and representations on a national level. Branches also organize local events, dinners and socials to facilitate the promotion of the practice and knowledge of heraldry. Membership with a Branch local to a member will require an additional membership fee over-and-above the national Society's annual membership fee.

Comox, BC
The BC/Yukon Branch was established in 1982, and focuses on the fostering an understanding of heraldry in Western Canada. The Branch publishes a bi-annual colourful newsletter entitled " The BC Blazon ".

Montréal, QC
The Laurentian Branch has the aim of promoting the Royal Heraldry Society of Canada (RHSC) in the Province of Québec. Membership in the branch is open to all persons who have joined the RHSC anywhere in Canada. The Laurentian Branch has an active social program in Montréal featuring dinners where a qualified guest speaker presents topics of general interest on the subject of heraldry.

Ottawa, ON
The Ottawa Valley Branch established in 1988, has for over 20 years been a major resource for those interested in heraldry and related topics in Eastern Ontario. Their enviable position in the National Capital has put then at the centre of the Canadian heraldic world, and its city being the site of the National Archives, which holds in its library the RHSC's heraldic collection. Several times a year the branch hosts formal dinners with informative lectures. The branch also has an ongoing heraldry chat group especially of interest to those new to heraldic studies.

Sherwood Park, AB
The Prairie Branch established in 2004, is focused on the promotion and education of heraldry in Western Canada. It has periodically scheduled events designed to raise the awareness of heraldry in the Prairies.

Toronto, ON
The Toronto Branch established in 1988. is dedicated to the appreciation and encouragement of legal heraldic traditions in Canada in the Toronto area. Towards this end, the branch publishes an informative newsletter entitled the " Hogtown Heraldry ", in addition to other events and activities.

New Westminster, BC
The Vancouver Branch was officially chartered on 8 Feb. 2014 and is the newest branch in the Society. Its members are intrepid heraldists and they invite you to join us in their activities and events, including an annual black tie dinner, luncheons, visits to heraldic sites, etc.