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image by Ivan Sache, 29 April 2017
Valentin Poposki, 17 January 2010
On July 1, 1967, Bylaw 762 was passed authorizing the adoption of a crest and
coat of arms for the Town of Peace River. Former Mayor, E.R. Whitmey (1965-1971)
was instrumental in the development and adoption of this crest and coat of arms.
Vert a pall wavy argent thereon another wavy azure over all a dove volant in the beak a sprig of olive between in chief a mural crown in the dexter flank three ears of wheat stalked and leaved and in the sinister flank a tomahawk contourney, all or.
On a wreath argent and gules a Canada goose wings elevated and displayed proper murally gorged on each wing charged with a bar barry wavy of four argent and azure.
On either side a moose regardant proper, attired and unguled or, collared gemel wavy argent, in the mouth a branch of olive fructed proper.
The field of the shield is green, which represents the fertility of the area. The wavy silver and blue lines represent two rivers joining to become one (the confluence of the Smoky and Peace Rivers), the mural crown civic status, the dove over the river symbolizes peace thus Peace River. The tomahawk alludes to ancient troubled past and the three ears of wheat to modern peaceful agricultural pursuit. A Canada goose open winged with wavy lines of silver and blue with a mural crown around its neck, representing a town in Canada located on a river. Moose (indigenous to the area) with wavy lines around the neck
represent the river and an olive branch in fruit in its mouth, represent peace, hence Peace River.
The Town of Peace River would like to thank Diane Gayton formerly of the Peace River Centennial Museum & Archives (1946-2004) for providing the Town with the information regarding the components of the crest and coat of arms.
https://peaceriver.ca/council/crest-coat-of-arms/ - Municipal website
Ivan Sache, 29 April 2017