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Coat of arms and flag

The Coat of Arms and Flag presented by the Chief Herald of Canada are a unique expression of the City's natural and historic heritage.

Arms (Shield)

Symbolizes the historic contribution of the railway to the location and development of our community. The railway acts as a transportation link for agricultural commerce. The sun is indicative of our location in the Okanagan Valley. The warm climate attracting tourism. The cornucopia reflects our agricultural heritage. The cornucopia contains celery which was the predominant crop grown here during the early 1900's. The cornucopia also contains cheese as world award winning cheese is produced here.

Crest

Combines a mural coronet as a traditional heraldic emblem for municipal government with Maple leaves for Canada and Dogwoods for British Columbia. Above is an upper set with lacrosse sticks in saltire, celebrating the historic popularity of our national sport in our community. The Ring Necked Pheasant is a regal symbol as a prized hunting fowl transplanted to our community around the turn of the century. The upright positioning of the Ring Necked Pheasant is a powerful symbol of honor, pride and purpose of the citizens to defend the City's interests represented by the City's flag.

Flag

The flag is composed of the elements of the shield, rebalanced to fit a horizontal rectangle.

City of Armstrong, British Columbia
researched by Phil Nelson - 3 April 1999

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