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 September 16, 1986 [2] Granted 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 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.
Flower Western red lily
Lilium philadelphicum var. andinum
Flower: Western red lily
1941[7] It is a protected species.
Bird Sharp-tailed Grouse
Pedioectes phasianellus jamesi
Bird: Sharp-tailed Grouse
1945[8] The Sharp-tailed Grouse lives year-round in Saskatchewan[9]
Tree Paper Birch
Betula papyrifera
Tree: Paper Birch
1988[10] Used as firewood, for plywood, and for construction of canoes[9]
Mineral Potash
Mineral: Potash
February 1996[11] 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[12] First appeared in Saskatchewan coat of arms in 1986
Grass Needle-and-thread grass
Hesperostipa comata
Grass: Needle-and-thread grass
2001[13] It was selected by a coalition of environmental, wildlife and agricultural organizations.
Fruit Saskatoon Berry
Amelanchier alnifolia
Fruit: Saskatoon berry
2005[14]
Fish Walleye
Sander vitreus
Fish: Walleye
2005[15]
Flag Fransaskois Flag
Fransaskois Flag
2005[16] Gold for wheat fields of Saskatchewan, The cross,for Catholic Church in Fransaskois, green color for northern forests. The red fleur de lys symbolizes "la Francophonie"
Sport Curling
Curling rock
2001[17] In Saskatchewan since the 1880s
Tartan District Tartan
The provincial tartan
1961[18] The provincial tartan was registered with the Court of Lord Lyon King of Arms in Scotland.
Tartan Dress Tartan 1997[19] Saskatchewan dress tartan was introduced for competitive highland dancers on the occasion of the Canadian Interprovincial Highland Dancing Championships. The original provincial tartan, with the off-white line becoming the background colour of the dress version.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Government of Saskatchewan. "Symbols of Saskatchewan". Retrieved 2018-04-28.
  2. ^ Government of Saskatchewan (April 2018). "Coat of Arms of Saskatchewan". Retrieved 2018-04-28.
  3. ^ Government of Saskatchewan (April 2018). "Shield of Arms of Saskatchewan". Retrieved 2018-04-28.
  4. ^ Government of Saskatchewan (April 2018). "Saskatchewan's Wheat Sheaf". Retrieved 2018-04-28.
  5. ^ Government of Saskatchewan (April 2018). "Flag of Saskatchewan". Retrieved 2018-04-28.
  6. ^ Government of Saskatchewan (April 2018). "The Great Seals of Saskatchewan". Retrieved 2018-04-28.
  7. ^ Government of Saskatchewan (April 2018). "Saskatchewan's Provincial Flower". Retrieved 2018-04-28.
  8. ^ Government of Saskatchewan (April 2018). "Saskatchewan's Provincial Bird". Retrieved 2018-04-28.
  9. ^ a b Comox School District. "Saskatchewan". Archived from the original on 2007-10-10. Retrieved 2007-04-05.
  10. ^ Government of Saskatchewan (April 2018). "Saskatchewan's Provincial Tree". Retrieved 2018-04-28.
  11. ^ Government of Saskatchewan (April 2018). "Saskatchewan's Provincial Mineral". Retrieved 2018-04-28.
  12. ^ Government of Saskatchewan (April 2018). "Saskatchewan's Provincial Animal". Retrieved 2018-04-28.
  13. ^ Government of Saskatchewan (April 2018). "Saskatchewan's Provincial Grass". Retrieved 2018-04-28.
  14. ^ Government of Saskatchewan (April 2018). "Saskatchewan's Provincial Flower". Retrieved 2018-04-28.
  15. ^ Government of Saskatchewan (April 2018). "Saskatchewan's Provincial Fish". Retrieved 2018-04-28.
  16. ^ Government of Saskatchewan (April 2018). "Saskatchewan's Provincial Fish". Retrieved 2018-04-28.
  17. ^ Government of Saskatchewan (April 2018). "Curling — Official Sport of Saskatchewan". Retrieved 2018-04-28.
  18. ^ Government of Saskatchewan (April 2018). "Provincial Tartan of Saskatchewan". Retrieved 2018-04-28.
  19. ^ Government of Saskatchewan (April 2018). "Dress Tartan of Saskatchewan". Retrieved 2018-04-28.