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by Martin Grieve
White with some trees, golden lion in red in chief, bordered white red on three sides. ratio 2:3. officially hoisted 24 March 1964. Civil and state flag on land.
Zeljko Heimer - 16 July 1996
The Prince Edward Island badge according to Admiralty and Colonial Office papers, was not approved for use on a flag until 1878. There was a design, with a slightly off-centre crown between the two trees, that made it into print, but probably not into cloth. There was also a suggestion that the garland on the Lt.Govs. version of the flag, should be rose leaves with pink
roses, but that was rejected.
D Prothero - 1997-12-31
FTTAAATW by Whitney Smith shows the following ensigns for the provinces of Canada :
Prince Edward Island - Red Ensign with shield and scroll below
Chris Pinette - 30 June 1998
by Marc Pasquin and Mario Fabretto
From what I can gather reading official documents available from the PEI General Assembly web site, on 10 May 2002 Royal Assent was given to Bill No. 30, Coat of Arms Act, which added several new elements to Prince Edward Island's coat of arms which previously consisted of a shield and a scroll containing the motto as David described. Now the armorial bearings contain helmet, crest, supporters, and compartment. I cannot find a representation of these arms, it seems the Act is yet to be published. However, section one of the Bill gives the following blazon of the full arms:
"1. The Armorial Bearings of Prince Edward Island consist of the complete armorial achievement for the Province of Prince Edward Island, being the Armorial Bearings granted by Royal Warrant of His Late Majesty, King Edward VII, dated 30 May 1905, as augmented by Vice-regal Warrant of Her Excellency the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson, Governor General of Canada, dated 26 April 2002, and is described as follows:
(a) ARMS: Argent on an island Vert, to the sinister an oak tree fructed, to the dexter thereof three oak saplings sprouting all proper, on a chief Gules a lion passant guardant Or;
(b) HELMET: a helmet mantled Gules doubled Argent within a wreath of these colours;
(c) CREST: on a grassy mount, a blue jay (Cyanocitta cristata) reguardant crowned with the Royal Crown and bearing in its beak the leaf of a red oak (Quercus rubra L.) fructed proper;
(d) SUPPORTERS: Two foxes (Vulpes fulva) Sable embellished Argent, that to the dexter gorged with a collar of potato blossoms proper, that to the sinister gorged with a length of fishing net Argent;(e) COMPARTMENT: a mount Vert set with a Mi'kmaq star Azure between lady's slippers (Cypripedium acaule), roses, thistles, shamrocks and lilies proper;(f) MOTTO: Beneath the compartment, a scroll inscribed with the Motto, PARVA SUB INGENTI."
The arms were *presented* by the Governor General on 13 December 2002
Jan Oskar Engene, 29 December 2002