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David See-Chai Lam

Victoria, British Columbia
Grant of Arms and Supporters
August 28, 1989
Vol. I, p. 26

Arms of David See-Chai Lam

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Gules a Chinese dragon Or reaching for a pearl Argent on a chief Or a Latin cross Gules between two pine trees Vert;


An antique crown Or garnished with jade proper issuant therefrom a demi lion Or holding between his forepaws a jade ball proper;


On a rocky promontory proper charged with three Pacific Dogwood flowers Argent leaved Vert seeded Or two horses Argent langued Gules unguled Or gorged with antique crown Or garnished with jade proper each horse holding a gonfalon Argent inscribed the dexter one inscribed, in Chinese characters, meaning "Forgetting what is behind" and the sinister one inscribed, in Chinese characters, meaning "Straining toward what is ahead" in letters Sable (Philippians 3:13);


AD FUTURA ASPIRANS. This Latin phrase means "Aspiring to the future".


In general, the symbolism of emblems prior to 2000 does not exist in an appropriate format for the online Register.