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Protocol Office
1831 College Avenue

Phone: 306-787-8965
Toll free: 1-877-427-5505
Fax: 306-787-1269
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Since its establishment in 1995, the Saskatchewan Volunteer Medal has been presented to 156 outstanding individuals.

Saskatchewan Shield of Arms

By a royal warrant on August 25, 1906, King Edward VII granted Saskatchewan's first emblem, the shield of arms, which is now at the centre of the coat of arms granted by the Queen in 1986.

The shield of arms displays a red lion (a traditional royal symbol) on a horizontal gold band across the upper third of the shield; three gold wheat sheaves on a green background (symbolizing Saskatchewan's agriculture and resources) occupy the lower two-thirds.

The shield of arms is the emblem used by the Saskatchewan Archives Board, and by the courts and some government ministries for seals and certificates.  The shield of arms surmounted by the Crown and surrounded by a wreath of western red lilies is used on the uniforms and vehicles of provincial law enforcement officers.

The shield of arms surmounted by the Crown is used by the Provincial Secretary as the identifier for the honours and awards program and for royal visits.  It is also found in the badge of the Saskatchewan Curling Association in recognition of the status of curling as the official sport of the province.

This emblem is protected by law and may only be used with permission.

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