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Derwin James Kah Wai Mak

Toronto, Ontario
Grant of a Badge
March 4, 1996
Vol. III, p. 122

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Blazon

Badge

A sun of twelve rays four straight and eight wavy set alternately Or quarterly pierced at the centre;


Symbolism

Badge

The sun with twelve rays alludes to the national emblem of the Republic of China. The square hole creates the illusion that the sun is an ancient Chinese coin and refers to a charge in the coat of arms granted to Mr. Mak by the Chief Herald of Canada on 20 March 1990.


Background

Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on November 22, 1997, in Volume 131, page 3589 of the Canada Gazette.


Artist Information

Creator(s)
Original concept of Derwin James Kah Wai Mak, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

Painter
Joan Ouellette

Calligrapher
Judith Bainbridge


Recipient Information

Individual

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