Coat of arms of Manitoba
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|The Arms of Manitoba|
For use by the Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba
The unofficial arms, in use until 1905
|Armiger||Elizabeth II in Right of Manitoba|
|Adopted||1905, augmented 1992|
|Crest||Upon a helm in trian aspect Or mantled Gules doubled Argent and wreathed of these colours a beaver sejeant upholding with its back a representation of the Royal Crown proper its dexter forepaw raised holding a prairie crocus (Anemone patens) slipped also proper.|
|Escutcheon||Vert on a Rock a Bison statant proper, on a Chief Argent the cross of St. George.|
|Supporters||Dexter a unicorn Argent armed crined and unguled Or gorged with a mural coronet Vert masoned and encircled with maple leaves Argent pendant therefrom the wheel of a Red River cart Vert sinister a horse Argent crined queued and unguled Or gorged with a collar of Prairie Indian beadwork proper pendant therefrom a cycle of life medallion Vert|
|Compartment||A mound bearing seven prairie crocuses slipped proper between to the dexter a wheat field Or and to the sinister a forest of white spruce (Picea glauca) proper the whole rising above barry wavy Argent and Azure|
|Motto||GLORIOSUS ET LIBER
Glorious and Free
|Earlier versions||Vert three garbs in fess Or, a chief per pale, dexter the Union Badge of 1707, sinister azure three fleurs-de-lis Or|
- The helmet above the shield is gold and faces left, a symbol of Manitoba's co-sovereign status in Confederation. The mantling is in the national colours of Canada. The crest is a beaver, Canada's national animal, holding a prairie crocus, Manitoba's provincial flower. The crest is surmounted by a crown, representing royal sovereignty.
- On the white chief is the Cross of Saint George, a symbol of England. The bison is a symbolic reminder of the various bison that formerly roamed the province. The remainder of the Coat of Arms was granted in 1992.
- The compartment represents a diverse landscape.
- The beadwork and Red River wheel allude to Manitoba's past, while the maple leaf is the national emblem of Canada.
- The motto is Gloriosus et Liber, "glorious and free," a line taken from the English lyrics to the Canadian national anthem "O Canada."
Unicorn Horse Beaver Bison
- Symbols of Manitoba
- Flag of Manitoba
- Canadian heraldry
- National symbols of Canada
- List of Canadian provincial and territorial symbols
- "The Coat of Arms, Emblems and the Manitoba Tartan Act". Retrieved 2 September 2008.
- Canada Heritage (March 2003). "Ceremonial and Canadian Symbols across Canada". Retrieved 2 September 2008.
- "Travel Manitoba – Quick Facts – Manitoba Emblems". Retrieved 2 September 2008.
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