Canadian Club of New York
CANADIAN CLUB OF NEW YORK
Arms : Vert the sails of a windmill in saltire Argent a plate overall in fess point between four maple leaves Or
Crest : A beaver sejant Or its dexter paw resting on a plate
Motto: IN PERPETUUM ACER VIGEAT
The arms were officially granted on May 15, 2002.
The windmill sails are found on the arms of the City of New York (dating from colonial times), and the maple leaves are a reference to Canada. The sugar maple is also the state tree of New York. The white disc at the centre of the arms represents a dinner plate or a round table, appropriate for the Club’s dining activities. Three white discs also appear on the arms of the University of Pennsylvania (having originally appeared in the arms of William Penn), and the disc thus also indicates that the Club’s facilities are at the Penn Club of New York. The colour green has long been used by the Club.
The disc is repeated from the arms. The beaver, a well-known Canadian symbol, also appears on the arms of the City of New York, having originally appeared on the 1624 arms of New Amsterdam as a symbol of the fur trade. The Club has traditionally used a beaver on a maple leaf as its symbol.
The motto means “May the maple leaf flourish forever”, which was suggested by members of the Club.
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