Headingley

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HEADINGLEY

Province: Manitoba

Arms of Headingley

Official blazon

Arms : Vert on a fess wavy Argent between two garbs Or bound Gules in chief and a Red River Cart Wheel Or in base a bar wavy Azure
Crest : Issuant from a circlet of alternating crocus flowers proper and garbs Or bound Gules a demi stag proper attired and gorged of a collar Or dependant therefrom an escutcheon of St. George
Motto: PROGREDI PROSPERE

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted on May 12, 1997.

The green symbolizes the fields of Headingley, while the blue and white bars represent the Assiniboine River that flows through them. The large grain fields are depicted by the two wheat sheaves. The ox cart wheel refers to the Municipality’s origin as a crossing point for the Red River cart.

The prairie crocuses are the floral emblem of Manitoba and are a reference to Headingley’s location. The sheaves of wheat repeat the theme of the arms. The stag refers to the many deer found in the area. The cross of St. George denotes the Christian faith of the citizens of Headingley and is also an allusion to the Church of England missionary, the Reverend Griffen Owen Corbett, who named Headingley after his former English parish of Headingley, Leeds, Yorkshire.

The motto means “To go forward prosperously”.


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