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STANBRIDGE

Province : Quebec
Incorporated into : Stanbridge East

Arms (crest) of Stanbridge

Official blazon

Arms : Vert issuant above a chevron Argent charged with a chevronnel Vert a demi sun in splendour Or in base four escallops crosswise bases inward Or.
Crest: A mural crown of five crenels Argent masoned Vert below the central crenel a port also Vert.
Supporters: Dexter a bear Sable armed Or bearing in its sinister paw a maple leaf Gules charged with a fleur-de-lys Argent sinister a Holstein calf proper unguled Or bearing in its dexter hoof a maple leaf Gules charged with a fleur-de-lys Argent both supporters standing on a meadow featuring a representation of the Riceburg Bridge in the Township proper rising above barry wavy Azure and Argent the meadow bearing on either side plants of corn asparagus and strawberries all proper.
Motto: GRIND SLOWLY · MOUDRE FIN

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted on May 18, 1990.

Green and gold are the colours of the community of Stanbridge. The chevron is found in the Arms of the Stanbridge family of County Essex, Great Britain and in the arms of the Rice family. The chevron also alludes to the Pinnacle, which dominates the horizon east of Stanbridge. Its colours refer to the White Mountains of New Hampshire and the Green Mountains of Vermont, where the original settlers came from in the 1790s. The shells, which are also found in the Stanbridge family arms, represent the four hamlets within Stanbridge township: Riceburg, Puddledock, Beartown and the Ridge. The sun represents the Village of Stanbridge East.

The mural coronet is a symbol of a municipal corporation.

The bear is an allusion to the hamlet of Beartown. The calf refers to the agricultural nature of the community. The maple leaves and fleurs-de-lis indicate that Stanbridge is part of Quebec within Canada. The ridge represents Stanbridge Ridge. The river refers to Puddledock, and the bridge resembles the one at Riceburg over the Pike River.

The motto evokesthe image of a mill, the idea is to work carefully and thoroughly.

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