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Heraldry Today

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The Canadian Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons

Montréal, Quebec
Grant of Arms
July 22, 1993
Vol. II, p. 249

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Argent on a chevron between in chief two maple leaves and in base an eagle holding in its dexter talon a spear Gules environed of a snake Sable a plate charged with a fleam all within a bordure invected Gules;


A snowy owl Argent membered Or holding in its dexter talon a fleam Gules;


SAPIENTIAE · PROGREDI · PRUDENTIA. This Latin phrase means "Wisdom, progress, prudence".


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


Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on November 6, 1993, in Volume 127, page 3407 of the Canada Gazette.

Artist Information

Original concept of Gordon Macpherson and Robert H. Thorlakson, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

Gordon Macpherson

Nancy Ellis

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