"Heraldry enthusiasts of all ages meet at Rideau Hall". On May 4, 2009, the Governor General of Canada, Michaëlle Jean, hosted a gathering that highlighted Canadian heraldry. Photographs and more information can be found here: http://www.gg.ca/media/pho/index_e.asp?GalleryID=720. The current and former Chief Heralds of Canada as well as all or most of the heralds and staff of the Canadian Heraldic Authority were in attendance. One of my personal favorites of the photos (below) shows coats of arms that some of the children in attendance designed for themselves. Some are designs that you might expect from people who know very little about heraldry, but some of them are really quite good!
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