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SAANICH

Province : British Columbia

Arms (crest) of Saanich

Official blazon

Origin/meaning

These arms have not been officially granted.

The green on the shield represents the fertile soil of the area. The pheasant, the oak tree, and the farmer with his plough remind us that hunting, logging, and farming were an important part of the early life in the Municipality.

The swan, which forms the crest, seems ready to fly to Swan Lake, a lovely preserve of nature surrounded by housing. The Municipal Hall is near Swan Lake.

Not long ago, the black-tailed deer and the cougar ran wild in the area. As supporters, they symbolize the strength of the community.

The blue camas in the swan’s beak and garlanding the deer and cougar is a native flower. It is a reminder of the beauty of our natural and native Indian heritage.

The motto "Populo Serviendo" means "Serving the People."

Arms of Saanich

The arms inside Victoria City Hall (image Andrew Andersen‎)

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Literature : Image and info from http://www.saanich.ca/discover/coatofarms.html