Coat of arms of Edmonton

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Coat of Arms of Edmonton
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ArmigerEdmonton, Alberta
Adopted1994
CrestA mace or
BlazonPurpure a fess wavy Argent charged with a bar wavy Azure between in chief a winged cogwheel and in base a garb Or on a chief Azure fimbriated Argent a demi sun issuant in splendour Or;
SupportersDexter an explorer tempore 1796 proper habited in winter garb about his waist a sash chequy Or and Azure bearing in his sinister hand a musket barrel upwards and on his dexter hip hanging over his opposite shoulder a powder horn and bag all Or sinister a representation of Athena proper crined Or habited Azure bearing beneath her sinister arm a book and in her sinister hand a torch all or.
CompartmentA grassy mount Vert.
MottoINDUSTRY • INTEGRITY • PROGRESS;
Other elementsThe shield compartment and motto are surmounting an upright mace Or.

The coat of arms of Edmonton was granted on 28 October 1994.

Blazon[edit]

  • Arms: Purpure a fess wavy Argent charged with a bar wavy Azure between in chief a winged cogwheel and in base a garb Or on a chief Azure fimbriated Argent a demi sun issuant in splendour Or;
  • Supporters: On a grassy mound Vert dexter an explorer tempore 1796 proper habited in winter garb about his waist a sash chequy Or and Azure bearing in his sinister hand a musket barrel upwards and on his dexter hip hanging over his opposite shoulder a powder horn and bag all Or sinister a representation of Athena proper crined Or habited Azure bearing beneath her sinister arm a book and in her sinister hand a torch the shield compartment and motto surmounting an upright mace all Or;
  • Motto: INDUSTRY • INTEGRITY • PROGRESS;[1]

Symbolism[edit]

  • Shield: The sun emblazoned on the shield represents Edmonton's great amount of sunshine. The city's importance as an aviation and industrial centre is illustrated by a winged wheel. A wavy bar symbolizes the North Saskatchewan River. A sheaf symbolizes agriculture.
  • Supporters: In dexter, an explorer represents the city's fur-trading past. In sinister, Athena, the goddess of wisdom, represents the city's educational institutions, especially the University of Alberta.
  • Compartment: The supporters stand on a rendition of the river valley where many recreational activities take place.
  • Motto: A scroll below the arms reads "Industry – Integrity – Progress". This motto has long been used as the motto of the city and repeats the themes of the shield.[1]

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