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Udo Hanebaum

Lethbridge, Alberta
Grant of Arms, Flags and Badges, with differences to Simone Hanebaum and Katja Hanebaum
November 15, 2016
Vol. VI, p. 647

Click on each image to enlarge. The blazon and symbolism for each element will accompany the enlarged image.


Blazon

Arms

Pean a prairie falcon displayed wings inverted, belled and jessed, in base three wild roses proper;

Crest

A falcon-bear rampant per fess proper and Pean wings elevated and addorsed, swinging by its beak a falconry lure Or;

Motto

RESILIENCE;

Flag

A banner of the Arms;

Flag

A standard, the Arms in hoist, the fly tierced in bend Argent, Sable and Argent charged with his three Badges;

Badge

A falconry hood affronty Or embellished Sable;

Badge

An oak tree eradicated Or charged with a rooster proper;

Badge

A bear’s head affronty Sable between two elephant tusks Or;

Differenced Arms for Simone Hanebaum, daughter of Udo Hanebaum

The Arms of Udo Hanebaum debruised in chief of a heart Gules during her father’s lifetime; This individual will inherit the Arms of the Recipient following his death;

Badge

A pitcher Sable charged with a falcon’s head contourné Or;

Differenced Arms for Katja Hanebaum, daughter of Udo Hanebaum

The Arms of Udo Hanebaum within a bordure Or;

Badge

A unicorn courant Sable, armed, crined, unguled, and charged on the thigh with an ermine spot Or;


Symbolism

Arms

The colour and motif of the background are a heraldic fur and for Mr. Hanebaum, symbolize furred quarry. The prairie falcon, which hits its prey harder than other falcons, is a metaphor for rising to a challenge and dealing with it decisively. The prairie roses refer to his wife as well as their daughters, who are the first Canadian-born members of his family. With the falcon, they symbolize a deep connection to the Prairies.

Crest

The falcon-bear, named KaSie – a contraction of the first syllable of Mr. Hanebaum twin daughters Katja and Simone – is a fabulous creature invented for bedtime stories. The lure is used in falconry to train falcons. Its use by the KaSie beast serves to call absent family members back to the Canadian Prairies.

Motto

For Mr. Hanebaum, resilience refers to the ability to overcome life’s setbacks and meet new challenges.

Flag

The symbolism of this emblem is found in other element(s) of this record.

Flag

The symbolism of this emblem is found in other element(s) of this record.

Badge

The falconry hood alludes to the discipline and precision of the art.

Badge

The rooster and the tree (respectively Hahn and Baum in German) play on the name Hanebaum.

Badge

The bear and the elephant are two courageous mothers and the favourites of Christine Picken, Mr. Hanebaum’s wife.

Differenced Arms for Simone Hanebaum, daughter of Udo Hanebaum

The symbolism of this emblem is found in other element(s) of this record.

Badge

For use by Simone Hanebaum: The antique jug is a symbol of the Venerable Bede, the patron of historians and writers. It is a symbol of her passion as a historian of British history, reinforced here by the falcon head looking backwards, as if towards the past.

Differenced Arms for Katja Hanebaum, daughter of Udo Hanebaum

The symbolism of this emblem is found in other element(s) of this record.

Badge

For use by Katja Hanebaum: The unicorn is a virtuous creature and thus refers to her name, derived from the Greek Katharos, meaning “pure”. The ermine spot symbolizes that she is the second born daughter. It recalls the branding marks used by ranchers in Alberta.


Background

Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on March 25, 2017, in Volume 151, page 1303 of the Canada Gazette.


Artist Information

Creator(s)
Original concept of Udo Hanebaum, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

Painter
D. Robert Tunstall

Calligrapher
Shirley Mangione


Recipient Information

Individual