Coat of Arms

Coat of Arms

The coat of arms was granted to Manitoba by King Edward VII on May 10, 1905. It was augmented on October 23, 1992 by Governor General Ramon Hnatyshyn to include a crest, supporters and motto. The 1905 shield is at its centre and features a buffalo standing on a rock with the Cross of St. George. Above are a gold helmet, red and silver mantlings, a beaver holding a prairie crocus, and finally a crown. A unicorn and a white horse support the left and right sides. Other elements that symbolize Manitoba's past include maple leaves, the wheel of a Red River cart, and Indigenous bead and bone decorations. The shield and supporters rest on a base representing a diverse landscape, with a banner below bearing the Latin version of the provincial motto, "Gloriosus et liber" (English "Glorious and free").

The Manitoba Emblems Act:

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