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Seniors' Gathering: Learn about heraldry

This is an in-person event

June 11, 2024

10:00 am to 11:30 am

Second floor teen room

Seniors' gatherings, Seniors

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June 11, 2024

10:00 am to 11:30 am

Gather with fellow seniors at the library, share some stories and enjoy some light refreshments. 

Drop-ins are welcome, but registrations are encouraged. You can register at any desk or by calling us on 604-998-3450. If you have any questions or concerns please email info@nvcl.ca.

Heraldry is one of the most beautiful of our inheritances from Europe. This form of art and identification is used by individuals, corporate bodies of many different kinds, educational and religious institutions and military units. In 1988, Canada became the first country in the western hemisphere to establish a state office for heraldry, in our case as part of the Office of the Governor General of Canada in Ottawa. Since then, thousands of new emblems have been created for Canadians and their institutions. Some interesting local examples include the coats of arms for the City and the District of North Vancouver. Robert Watt, a resident of North Vancouver City, served as the first Chief Herald of Canada from 1988 to 2007. He will speak about how heraldry is developed, its special language and aesthetic structure. You may have heard people speak about a family crest. Come and learn about the real meaning behind this phrase.

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