Liven Up Your Fridge with a New Brunswick Magnet
This colorful magnet depicts the original New Brunswick coat of arms, which consisted solely of the shield you see above. Granted to New Brunswick by Queen Victoria on May 26, 1868, the design was based on the Great Seal of New Brunswick. The sailing ship on water was originally depicted on this Great Seal, and symbolizes the province's links to the sea. The shield also portrays a lion, which is a nod to both England (who has three of these lions on their own coat of arms) and Brunswick, Germany (who has two lions on their coat of arms). New Brunswick's flag duplicates the shield of arms design, depicting the same lion and ship.
New Brunswick Fun Facts
Now that you know all about the New Brunswick coat of arms, let's see what else you know about this maritime province. Did you know that sardine cans and snow blowers were invented in New Brunswick? The province also boasts the world's largest lobster! Ok, it might just be a sculpture, but it is 11 meters long, 5 meters tall and weighs an incredible 90 tons. From lobsters to beauty pageants, New Brunswick has it all. The very first Miss Canada, Winnifred Blair, called Saint John, New Brunswick home. She was crowned on February 10, 1923. New Brunswick also has the highest tides in the world. The Bay of Fundy has tides that rise at a rate of one meter per hour. These tides are a great source of a variety of edible treasures, including sea salt and "dulse", which can be eaten as a snack or used to flavor soups. What is "dulse", you ask? Why, dried seaweed, of course!