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Province : Ontario

Arms (crest) of Goderich

Official blazon

Arms: Per pale barry wavy Argent and Azure all counterchanged an octagon per pale Azure and Argent charged with an ancient crown Or
Crest: Within a naval crown Or a wyvern Gules holding in the dexter claw a covered salt Or shedding on both sides salt Argent
Supporters: On a grassy mount Vert semy to the dexter of roses Gules barbed and seeded sinister thistles slipped and leaved two tigers guardant all proper both gorged with a chain Or pendant therefrom dexter an annulet embattled on the outer edge Gules sinister an octagon Or charged with a maple leaf Gules


The arms were officially granted on May 10, 1978 (UK grant) and registered on March 3, 1999 (Canadian register).

Goderich is a town on Lake Huron , which is symbolised by the waves as well as by the sails on the crown. The crest shows the red dragon of Wales, as in Goderich many people have Welsh ancestry. The roses and thistles on the compartment represent the English and Scottish settlers in the area.

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Literature : Image provided by the Goderich council. [[Category:Granted 1999]