Coat of arms of Abbotsford, British Columbia


Coat of arms of Abbotsford, British Columbia
Coat of Arms of Abbotsford
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Armiger Abbotsford
Adopted 1995[1]
Crest Issuant from a mural coronet Gules masoned Argent bearing a frieze of alternating maple leaves and mullets Argent a representation of a northwest coast First Peoples thunderbird Or edged Sable embellished Gules
Torse Or and Azure
Escutcheon Vert a cross and saltire merged Or voided Azure and overall in centre point a bezant charged with a strawberry flower proper
Supporters Two lions Or armed langued and gorged with collars the rim heightened with raspberries all Gules
Compartment A grassy mound Vert set with a strawberry plant between daffodils proper and rising above barry wavy Argent Azure and Argent
Motto UNUS CUM VIRIBUS DUORUM
“One with the strength of two”
Use Physical representations given to long-service employees and citizens who have contributed to the community; the seal of the city; Mayor's letterhead (colour); signage for buildings; on vehicles; uniform insignia; Chain of Office; city flag; decorative on clothing accessories, stationery items, etc.[2]

The coat of arms of Abbotsford, British Columbia, was granted by the Canadian Heraldic Authority on 25 October 1995. The grant included the full coat of arms as well as a flag and a badge, both derived from the arms.[3]

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History

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Symbolism

Crest

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Shield

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Compartment

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Supporters

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Motto

UNUS CUM VIRIBUS DUORUM (“One with the strength of two”) was the motto of the District of Abbotsford, and was adopted as the new City's motto when the district merged with the District of Matsqui in 1995.

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