Saskatchewan is one of Canada’s provinces, and has established several provincial symbols.[1]
Symbols[edit]

Symbol
Image
Adopted
Remarks

Coat of arms
Coat of Arms of Saskatchewan

September 16, 1986[2]
Coat of arms granted by royal proclamation of Queen Elizabeth II

Motto
Multis e gentibus vires
From many peoples, strength

1986
Granted with the coat of arms by royal proclamation of Queen Elizabeth II

Shield of arms
Shield of Saskatchewan

August 25, 1906[3]
Shield of arms granted by the Royal Warrant of King Edward VII

Provincial symbol
Saskatchewan’s Wheat Sheaf

1977[4]
Used to identify government programs and organizations

Flag
Flag of Saskatchewan

1969[5]
Green for northern forests, gold for southern grain fields

The Great Seal
The Great Seal of Saskatchewan

May 7, 1991[6]
First Great Seal of Saskatchewan granted by royal warrant of King Edward VII on August 25, 1906, The Great Seal of Saskatchewan of 1991 was authorized by an Order-in-Council.

Bird
Sharp-tailed Grouse
Pedioectes phasianellus jamesi

1945[7]
The Sharp-tailed Grouse lives year-round in Saskatchewan[8]

Tree
Paper Birch
Betula papyrifera

1988[9]
Used as firewood, for plywood, and for construction of canoes[8]

Mineral
Potash

February 1996[10]
Was given official status by amendments to The Provincial Emblems and Honours Act in May 1997

Animal
White-tailed deer
Odocoileus virginianus

2001[11]
First appeared in Saskatchewan coat of arms in 1986

Flower
Western red lily
Lilium philadelphicum var. andinum

1941[12]
It is a protected species.

Grass
Needle-and-thread grass
Hesperostipa comata

2001[13]
It was selected by a coalition of environmental, wildlife and agricultural organizations.

Sport
Curling

2001[14]
In Saskatchewan since the 1880s

Tartan
Gold, brown, green, red, yellow, white and black.

1961[15]
The provincial tartan was registered with the Court of Lord Lyon King of Arms in Scotland.

Dress Tartan of Saskatchewan
The original provincial tartan, with the off-white line becoming the background colour of the dress version.

1997[16]
Saskatchewan dress tartan was introduced for competitive highland dancers on the occasion of the Canadian Interprovincial Highland Dancing Championships.

References[edit]

^ Government of Saskatchewan. “Symbols of Saskatchewan”. Retrieved 2008-06-01. 
^ Government of Saskatchewan (June 2008). “Saskatchewan Coat of Arms”. Retrieved 2008-06-01. 
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