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Regina (Saskatchewan)

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Regina (Saskatchewan - Canada)
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FLAG: The city's new flag combines the principal colours of the shield and key elements from the coat of arms in a dramatic composition. The blue bar represents the endless prairie sky while the gold symbolizes the fields of grain surrounding Regina which play an important role in the city's economy. The Royal Crown, which also appears in the crest, honours Regina's name, status as capital and royal roots. As in the arms, it is granted to the city as a special honour by Her Majesty the Queen on the recommendation of His Excellency the Governor General.
researched by Dov Gutterman - 23 December 1998

Coat of Arms

[Regina Coat of Arms]
Source: City of Regina

COAT OF ARMS: The elements of the City's original insignia, dating from 1906, have been reinterpreted in heraldic form as the central part of the new coat of arms. The colours echo the gold of the fields of grain and the prairie sky which lie around and arch above the capital. The buffalo, master of the plains, symbolizes the original riches of the region and honours particular aspects of the life ways of the First Peoples. The golden wheat sheaf represents the role of agriculture in Regina's economy.

CREST (above the Shield): Municipal government is represented using the traditional heraldic symbol, a mural crown, composed of stones and mortar in the City's colours. Above this, honouring Regina's naming for Queen Victoria, and its status as provincial capital, is a representation of the Royal Crown. This is granted to the City as a special honour by Her Majesty as Queen of Canada on the recommendation of His Excellency the Governor General.

SUPPORTERS: These, and the shield, rest on a grassy mound which represents the parks and many green spaces of Regina. On the left is a Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer, a man in the uniform of 1882, the year of the city's foundation. On the right, is a woman, in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police uniform of a Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer of the present day. In a general sense, the supporters honour all the men and women whose efforts over the generations have helped create and sustain the city. As well, of course, they celebrate Regina's location as the site of the R.C.M.P. Academy, the historic national training centre of the world famous force.

MOTTO: FLOREAT REGINA. The City's historic motto is continued in the grant of arms. The Latin can be translated as "Let Regina Flourish".
researched by Dov Gutterman - 23 December 1998