Inspiration of Crest
As stated on the official website of Nova Scotia, “It’s not an exaggeration to say Halifax, a city on the sea, owes its existence to the Citadel.” It is in acknowledgement of this strong history that the globally unique shape of the Halifax Citadel is used as the foundation for this crest.
Officially named Fort George, the current Citadel was completed in 1856. It’s distinctive star shape is typical of 19th century British garrisons.
The Macdonald Bridge opened in 1955 and for the first time in the Province’s history, Dartmouth and Halifax gained access to 24/7 travel across the Halifax Harbour. This bridge will be used by supporters from the Dartmouth region on match day and represent a unity between supporters from across both sides of the harbour.
The harbour has inspired the club. The club motto Ar Cala, Ar Dachaigh, Ar n-Anam means: “Our Harbour, Our Home, Our Soul” in Gaelic.
A city shaped by the ocean, the club’s features the Atlantic represented with a ‘W’ weave in honour of the historic Wanderers name.
An anchor sits at the base of the crest to represent the region’s proud nautical history.
Inspiration of Name
The club name was chosen virtually from the beginning inspired by the famous grounds at Halifax commons, and by the supporters who adopted the moniker almost immediately. By virtue of it’s Atlantic coast location, the club will be “wandering” farther than most.
Inspiration of Colours
The first colour in the palette of the HFX Wanderers, Harbour Sky is inspired by dusk skies on the region’s shores.
With headquarters in the heart of Downtown Halifax, Maritime Forces Atlantic is the largest formation of the Royal Canadian Navy and also one of the largest employers in the Halifax area. The club’s steel-shaded grey pays tribute to the ships of the fleet.
The Atlantic Ocean shapes the city, provides it’s citizens and forms the identity of the region. The Halifax region owes its presence – unique from anywhere else in Canada – to the beauty of the water.