In 1999, the Association des Boudreau Incorporated made a request
to the Heraldry Authority of Canada to be granted a concession
for a Coat of Arms. The request was accepted by her Excellence,
the Right Honorable Adrienne Clarkson, Governor General of Canada
who presented the Coat Of Arms (shown right) to the Boudreau (ot,
ault, eaux) families during a ceremony on 20 February, 2000 in
Chéticamp, Nova Scotia, Canada.
The Coat of Arms contains the blue and red of the Acadian flag as
well as the star of Mary. The anchor represents the ties with
seafaring and with the original settling of Port Royal. The scale
reminds us that Michel Boudrot was a Magistrate in Port Royal. The
crown represents the ties with Port Royal; the "fleur de lys" on
the crown are a symbol of the early French presence in the colony.
There are eleven of them, each one for a child of Michel and