In September 2009, The Waterdown-East Flamborough Heritage Society successfully petitioned the Chief Herald of Canada for a grant of arms detailing the rich history of the Flamborough-Beverly community. The process could take up to 12 months, but will result in a coat of arms and flag that the Flamborough-Beverly community can use to identify themselves, as well as their history. As stated in our petition:
. . . we hope to receive armorial bearings which reflect the former Town of Flamborough and its rich heritage so that we can better educate residents in the region.
Now that the petition has been granted, a Herald (in our case Saguenay Herald – a specialist in the field of symbolism) will begin work to determine the elements of a possible design, which must follow the rules of heraldry.
A Grant of Arms Committee has been formed with representatives from across the region to help create the final arms. The Committee invites input from the Flamborough Community as to what history needs to be highlighted in our arms. If you have any ideas please contact firstname.lastname@example.org (please put “Grant of Arms Committee” in the subject box) or write:
Grant of Arms Committee
The Waterdown East Flamborough Heritage Society
163 Dundas Street East
Waterdown, ON L0R 2H0
- The Governor General of Canada’s website, which includes the Canadian Heraldic Authority
- The Royal Heraldic Authority of Canada