Town Crest

An Explanation of the Symbolism in the Town of Erin Crest

Town of Erin Crest: Progress in Unity

The banner at the top proudly proclaims the Town of Erin, a municipality created by the amalgamation of the Township of Erin and the Village of Erin, while the banner at the bottom forges a mission statement proclaiming Progress In Unity!

The two blue semi-circles on the outside of the circle represent the two great watersheds, the Grand and the Credit, which have brought sustained development and prosperity to the area since the earliest of times. These two rivers hold our prosperity in their palms.

The white unbroken line inside of the blue line represents, in winter's colour, the Rails to Trails recreational feature which crosses both watersheds and the full width of the Town of Erin.

At the dawning of a new millennium, the sunburst is made to represent the birth of the Town of Erin in the east of Wellington County.

The outline of urban structures and buildings makes reference to the villages and hamlets in the Town.

The old fashioned walking plow symbolizes the Town's agricultural heritage.

The eleven shamrocks represent the eleven concessions which the surveyors laid out on this land.

The Town of Erin Crest was designed by Bob Oliver in 1998.

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The Shamrock

Town of Erin Sign

Just a little tidbit of information about the shamrock that is a symbol for our Town:

  • The shamrock is a three-leafed old white clover originating in Ireland.  
  • The shamrock was traditionally used for its medical properties and was a popular motif in Victorian times.  It is also a common way to represent Saint Patrick's Day. 
  • The four-leaf clover is often confused with the shamrock.  The four-leaf clover is a symbol of good luck.