Kimberley Coat of Arms / Proclamation & Symbolism

We Are Mindful of All

Kimberley’s Coat of Arms represents the foundations of this community – the landscape that sustains us, the activities that inspire us, and the attitude that carries us forward. The symbolism of each element is explained below. The current Coat of Arms, Flag and Badge of Kimberley were adopted in November 2005.

The City Crest is used in discretionary circumstances requiring special significance and the highest degree of city recognition and officiality.

The Coat of Arms Symbolism

Arms: The green represents the rich forest around the City and the peaks of the dividing line, the mountain landscape. The rectangle symbolizes the City itself, set in the forest. The vertical wavy line is Mark Creek, a central feature of Kimberley's setting and history and representative of ecological developments and improvements.

Crest: The coronet salutes Kimberley's famous amenities for winter recreation. The pine, one of a number of species appearing in many parts of the City, symbolizes the City's natural environment offering opportunities for many recreational activities. It also refers to the ancient concept of the tree of life.

Motto: RECORDAMUR OMNIUM, meaning ‘We are mindful of all’, represents Council's care for the whole community and each one's duty to think of the well-being of one's fellow citizens.

Supporters: The deer symbolize the natural heritage found in the City's surroundings, and their pine collars, the importance of the forest for economic and recreational purposes. The base consists of timber and stone to represent earth and the City's beginning through mining, especially the historic Sullivan Mine, which for decades was one of the largest and most important in Canada. Timber and stone are also used in Alpine architecture, commonly used in Kimberley today.

Proclamation of the Grant of Coat of Arms, Flag and Badge to the City of Kimberley, British Columbia

Monday, 28 November 2005
By Robert Douglas Watt, Chief Herald of Canada

In September 2004, the Council of the City of Kimberley requested that a Coat of Arms, Flag and Badge be granted to the city in permanent commemoration of the sixtieth anniversary of the incorporation of the City on the 15th day of March 1944.

Therefore, by virtue of the authority vested with the Governor General of Canada from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second as Queen of Canada, I, the Chief Herald of Canada, have granted and assigned the Coat of Arms, Flag and Badge described in heraldic language and illustrated in the letters patent which are being presented today and entered in Volume IV, page 530 of the Public Register of Arms, Flags and Badges of Canada, to be borne and used for ever hereafter by the City of Kimberley according to the terms of the grant and the law of arms of Canada.

These letters patent carry the seal and the signatures of the Officers of Arms of the Canadian Heraldic Authority and are dated at Rideau Hall in the city of Ottawa the fifteenth day of September in the year two thousand and five, in the sixth year of the vice-regal term of office of the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson and the fifty-fourth year of Her Majesty’s reign.

The patent is proclaimed and presented today at this special ceremony in the City of Kimberley, British Columbia, on the twenty-eighth day of November two thousand and five.

God Save the Queen.