The Town of Edson has finalized its Coat of Arms and it was made official by the Canadian Heraldic Authority.
The Coat of Arms will be incorporated into the Town’s branding guidelines for official documents and is to be used for official Town of Edson business only. The documents will be kept in Council Chambers.
The Coat of Arms is blue and white, the Town’s colours. It features lines that look like a railway, which symbolizes the railway’s crucial role in the founding of Edson. There are two coniferous trees representing the economic importance of the forestry industry, and the trees each sit in a white diamond to represent the baseball diamonds at Edson’s Vision Park. It also features a black diamond representing coal, which is an important local resource.
The Coat of Arms also features the great grey owl, a local species, sitting on a crown symbolizing municipal authority. On either side of the crown are two squirrels, which represent Edson’s Town mascot Eddie the Squirrel. They sit on logs holding pinecones, which alludes to the forest industry that has helped with the Town’s growth over the years.