Reciprocity No. 32

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RECIPROCITY No. 32

Province : Quebec

Arms (crest) of Reciprocity No. 32

Official blazon

Arms : Per fess barbelé Or and Sable.
Crest: In front of an oil derrick Sable between two ears of wheat Or a pellet charged with a cow’s head Argent.
Supporters: Dexter a farm woman tempore 1911, sinister an oil worker tempore 1954 standing on a mound of prairie grass proper.
Motto: LAND OF OPPORTUNITY

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted on September 15, 2006.

The arrowhead division line, used here for the first time in Canadian heraldry, refers to the idea of free trade implicit in the Municipality’s name. The colours refer to the main industries of the area: yellow for agriculture, black for oil.

The derrick and wheat repeat the oil and farming symbolism, and the cow’s head refers to another aspect of the agricultural industry.

The pioneer farm woman and the oil worker standing on prairie grass honour the women and men who have built the Municipality over the years.

Literature : Image from http://www.gg.ca


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