|English heralds wearing tabards in a procession to St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle for the annual service of the Order of the garter in 2006|
The creation of a tabard for the Chief Herald is the fulfillment of a wish held by the officers of the Canadian Heraldic Authority, the members of the Royal Heraldry Society of Canada, and others in the heraldic community, ever since the creation of the CHA in 1988. Such a garment will add a sense of splendour and dignity to the official heraldic ceremonies, marking the importance of the Chief Herald's role in assigning and proclaiming heraldic emblems.
The design concept of the garment was also approved by the Governor General, and it will remain confidential until it has been unveiled. The design was created by the Chief Herald of Canada and Fraser Herald.
The President of the RHSC will receive periodic updates from the Chief Herald of Canada.
For those who wish to donate to the "Tabard Fund" of the Royal Heraldry Society of Canada, please email our Society's secretary, John B. Wilkes.