A description of the City’s crest is as follows:
Arms: The hills refer to the nearby Peace Hills, the site of a peace treaty between Cree and Blackfoot circa 1867. The Cree word Witaskiwinik, meaning “hills of peace”, was adapted for location of the new settlement. The wild roses are a feature of the prairie and are the provincial flower of Alberta. The star at the top represents the North star.
Motto: Pacem Volo Bellum Paro, meaning “I wish for peace; I prepare for war” refers to the peace treaty between the Cree and Blackfoot nations (PDF).
Supporters: The Cree warrior refers to the event which gave the City its name, and the bear is an example of local wildlife.
Request a Copy
To request a digital copy of the City of Wetaskiwin logo or crest, or if you have any questions regarding the proper use of the City’s logo, please contact:
Communications | City of Wetaskiwin
Ph: 780.361.4417 | Email Communications