Saint Walburg

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Province : Saskatchewan

Arms (crest) of Saint Walburg

Official blazon

Arms : Or three mountain lady’s slipper flowers slipped and leaved proper issuant from a bar wavy Azure set on a base tapissé of wheat Or.
Crest: A hummingbird volant Or between a spruce branch and a poplar branch in saltire Vert.
Supporters: Two horses Or each bridled, gorged with western red lilies Gules and standing on a mount of spruce and poplar branches Vert.


The arms were officially granted on December 10, 2007.

The shield represents the town’s environmental sensitivities within an area of natural beauty. The wavy bar represents the waters that are necessary to support the area’s vegetation. The town was named after Walburga, wife of an early settler, Rudolph Musch. The wheat alludes to the mixed farming practised in the area and also to the name of Saint Walburga because three ears of grain appear with her in sacred art. She was reported as skilled in the practice of medicine and herbs. The plants are a reminder of the careful environmental planning that facilitated the survival of a marsh and rare flowers through redirecting water flow and transplanting plants.

The hummingbird alludes to the natural attraction for the birding trail and the Trans Canada Trail. The spruce and poplar branches are symbols of the natural beauty of the area.

The horses represent statues in the community. One, called “Coming out of the barrels,” depicts chuck wagons. Others are by local artist Susan Thalheimer Velder incorporating images of a mounted Count von Imhoff, an artist who moved to the town, and Her Majesty The Queen on her Canadian horse Burmese. The horses are bridled to show that they are in service. The western red lily represents the province.

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