Coat of arms of Quebec City

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Coat of Arms of Quebec City
Armoiries de la ville de Québec.svg
ArmigerQuebec City, Quebec
AdoptedGranted 22 September 1988 by the Canadian Heraldic Authority[1]
CrestA mural crown, symbolising the city, as well as Quebec City's fortified walls.
BlazonA ship (for Quebec's importance as a seaport) with full sails (a symbol of strength and courage). The wavy ribbons represent the Saint Lawrence River.
MottoThe city motto "Don de Dieu feray valoir" (I shall put God's gift to good use) and is a reference to Champlain's ship the Don de Dieu (Gift of God).[2]

The coat of arms of Quebec City

  • Crest: A mural crown, symbolising the city, as well as Quebec City's fortified walls.
  • Shield:
    • Chief: Two gold keys on a red background, one symbolising Québec as the capital of New France, the second one representing the capital of the province of Québec; The keys are surmounted by a maple leaf, a symbol for Canada.
    • Shield body: A ship (for Quebec's importance as a seaport) with full sails (a symbol of strength and courage). The wavy ribbons represent the Saint Lawrence River.
  • Scroll: The city motto "Don de Dieu feray valoir" (I shall put God's gift to good use) and is a reference to Champlain's ship the Don de Dieu (Gift of God).[2]
  • Colors:
    • Gold (Or): for strength, faith, justice, wealth
    • Red (Gules): for strength, power, determination
    • Blue(Azur): sovereignty, majesty, serenity

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Programme d'identification visuelle et logos" (PDF). www.ville.quebec.qc.ca (in French). 20 June 2005. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 25 August 2009.
  2. ^ a b Nelson, Phil (30 July 2005). "Quebec City, (Flags of the World)". www.crwflags.com. Retrieved 15 May 2009.