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Grant of Arms, Flag and Badge
September 20, 2007
Vol. V, p. 173
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Azure on a fess Argent masoned Azure between three fleeces each suspended from a ribbon Or, a heart Azure;
A dragon dormant Azure on a scroll Argent;
TO THE STARS WITH CONFIDENCE;
Per pale Argent and Azure a dragon dormant, in chief three hearts counterchanged;
On a roundel per pale Azure and Argent, a heart encircled by four mullets in cross and four pine cones in saltire counterchanged;
The blue and white colours refer to Mr. Bouzanis’s Greek heritage. The fleeces allude to the name Jason, since the mythical hero of that name had sought out the Golden Fleece. They thus represent the idea of achieving a goal through determined effort. The masonry refers to Mr. Bouzanis’s grandfather, who came to Canada and established a construction business in Ottawa. The heart represents love of life and family.
The dragon is another reference to the classical Jason myth, as the hero defeated a dragon to claim the Golden Fleece. The scroll represents education and its importance to Mr. Bouzanis.
This phrase was chosen by Mr. Bouzanis to express the importance of aspiring high and of having faith in oneself.
The symbolism of this emblem is found in other element(s) of this record.
The hearts and colours are taken from the arms, and the stars refer to the idea of aspiring high. The pine cones are inspired by the crest and compartment of the arms of the City of Ottawa, and thus refer to the place of residence of Mr. Bouzanis.
Canada Gazette Information
The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on November 22, 2008, in Volume 142, page 2982 of the Canada Gazette.
Original concept of Jason Bouzanis, François Payeur, and Bruce Patterson, Saguenay Herald, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.