Symbols of Saskatchewan

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Saskatchewan is one of Canada's provinces, and has established several provincial symbols.[1]

Symbols[edit]

Symbol Image Adopted Remarks
Coat of arms Coat of Arms of Saskatchewan
Coat of Arms of Saskatchewan
September 16, 1986[2] Coat of arms granted by royal proclamation of Queen Elizabeth II
Motto Multis e gentibus vires
From many peoples, strength
1986 Granted with the coat of arms by royal proclamation of Queen Elizabeth II
Shield of arms Shield of Saskatchewan
Shield of Arms of Saskatchewan
August 25, 1906 [3] Shield of arms granted by the Royal Warrant of King Edward VII
Provincial symbol Saskatchewan's Wheat Sheaf 1977[4] Used to identify government programs and organizations
Flag Flag of Saskatchewan
Flag of Saskatchewan
1969[5] Green for northern forests, gold for southern grain fields
The Great Seal The Great Seal of Saskatchewan
Great Seal of Saskatchewan
May 7, 1991[6] First Great Seal of Saskatchewan granted by royal warrant of King Edward VII on August 25, 1906, The Great Seal of Saskatchewan of 1991 was authorized by an Order-in-Council.
Bird Sharp-tailed Grouse
Pedioectes phasianellus jamesi
Bird: Sharp-tailed Grouse
1945[7] The Sharp-tailed Grouse lives year-round in Saskatchewan[8]
Tree Paper Birch
Betula papyrifera
Tree: Paper Birch
1988[9] Used as firewood, for plywood, and for construction of canoes[8]
Mineral Potash
Mineral: Potash
February 1996[10] Was given official status by amendments to The Provincial Emblems and Honours Act in May 1997
Animal White-tailed deer
Odocoileus virginianus
Animal: White-tailed Deer
2001[11] First appeared in Saskatchewan coat of arms in 1986
Flower Western red lily
Lilium philadelphicum var. andinum
Flower: Western red lily
1941[12] It is a protected species.
Grass Needle-and-thread grass
Hesperostipa comata
2001[13] It was selected by a coalition of environmental, wildlife and agricultural organizations.
Sport Curling
Curling rock
2001[14] In Saskatchewan since the 1880s
Tartan Gold, brown, green, red, yellow, white and black.
The provincial tartan
1961 [15] The provincial tartan was registered with the Court of Lord Lyon King of Arms in Scotland.
Dress Tartan of Saskatchewan The original provincial tartan, with the off-white line becoming the background colour of the dress version. 1997 [16] Saskatchewan dress tartan was introduced for competitive highland dancers on the occasion of the Canadian Interprovincial Highland Dancing Championships.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Government of Saskatchewan. "Symbols of Saskatchewan". Retrieved 2008-06-01. 
  2. ^ Government of Saskatchewan (June 2008). "Saskatchewan Coat of Arms". Retrieved 2008-06-01. 
  3. ^ Government of Saskatchewan (June 2008). "Shield of Arms of Saskatchewan". Retrieved 2008-06-01. 
  4. ^ Government of Saskatchewan (June 2008). "Saskatchewan's Wheat Sheaf". Retrieved 2008-06-01. 
  5. ^ Government of Saskatchewan (June 2008). "Flag of Saskatchewan". Retrieved 2008-06-01. 
  6. ^ Government of Saskatchewan (June 2008). "The Great Seals of Saskatchewan". Retrieved 2008-06-01. 
  7. ^ Government of Saskatchewan (June 2008). "Saskatchewan's Provincial Bird". Retrieved 2008-06-01. 
  8. ^ a b Comox School District. "Saskatchewan". Retrieved 2007-04-05. 
  9. ^ Government of Saskatchewan (June 2008). "Saskatchewan's Provincial Tree". Retrieved 2008-04-05. 
  10. ^ Government of Saskatchewan (June 2008). "Saskatchewan's Provincial Mineral". Retrieved 2008-06-01. 
  11. ^ Government of Saskatchewan (June 2008). "Saskatchewan's Provincial Animal". Retrieved 2008-06-01. 
  12. ^ Government of Saskatchewan (June 2008). "Saskatchewan's Provincial Flower". Retrieved 2008-06-01. 
  13. ^ Government of Saskatchewan (June 2008). "Saskatchewan's Provincial Grass". Retrieved 2008-06-01. 
  14. ^ Government of Saskatchewan (June 2008). "Curling — Official Sport of Saskatchewan". Retrieved 2008-06-01. 
  15. ^ Government of Saskatchewan (June 2008). "Provincial Tartan of Saskatchewan". Retrieved 2008-06-01. [dead link]
  16. ^ Government of Saskatchewan (June 2008). "Dress Tartan of Saskatchewan". Retrieved 2008-06-01.