Canadian society of Mayflower descendents
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CANADIAN SOCIETY OF MAYFLOWER DESCENDENTS
Arms : Gules a three-masted ship flagged on the foremast with Argent a cross Gules, on the main mast with the Union Flag of 1606, and on the aft mast with a pennant Argent, on a chief dancetty Argent three escallops Gules
Crest : A Canada jay proper grasping in its beak a sprig of maple leaves Gules and perched on a split granite boulder inscribed 1620 proper
Motto : MAY FLOWERS FLOURISH
The arms were officially granted on August 15, 2019.
Red and white are the colours of Canada. The ship evokes the Mayflower, the English vessel that transported the Pilgrims to New England in 1620. The shells are a symbol of a pilgrim, thus referring to the ship’s passengers.
The Canada jay (grey jay) with its maple leaves represents the Canadian identity of the Society. The boulder represents Plymouth Rock in Plymouth, Massachusetts, traditionally believed to be the landing spot of the Pilgrims in 1620.
The motto is a pun on the name Mayflower and expresses a wish that the Society may grow and flourish.
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