Fraser Herald

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Coat of arms (crest) of Fraser Herald

Official blazon

Badge: A sun in splendour the disk barry wavy Azure and Or charged with fraise Argent the straight rays Or the wavy Azure.


The badge combines symbolism of the sun and water, indicating that the Fraser River is the most important river in British Columbia, which features a sun on its provincial arms. Traditionally, water is depicted in heraldry by white and blue wavy stripes, and the substitution here of gold for white makes a reference to the gold deposits in the Fraser River, which led to the Cariboo gold rush. At the centre of the badge is a cinquefoil, a stylized heraldic flower of five petals. As this is a feature of coats of arms within the Scottish Clan Fraser, it pays tribute to the river's namesake, the explorer Simon Fraser.. Granted January 15, 1994. Unfortunately we have no information on the meaning or origin of these arms yet.

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