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Alexander Katsabouris

North York, Ontario
Grant of Arms
November 5, 1992
Vol. II, p. 194

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Blazon

Arms

Azure a centaur passant Or holding in his hands an open book proper edged and bound Or issuant in chief a demi sun also Or;

Crest

Within a circlet composed alternately of maple leaves Gules and oak leaves Or a dove alighting wings elevated and addorsed proper gorged with a collar Azure charged with fleurs-de-lis Argent and holding in its beak a sprig of olive Vert;

Motto

PRO UTILITATE COMMUNITATIS. This Latin phrase means "For the use of the community".


Symbolism

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


Background

Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on December 5, 1992, in Volume 126, page 3669 of the Canada Gazette.


Artist Information

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

Painter
Joan Ouellette

Calligrapher
Suzzann Wright


Recipient Information

Individual