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Maro Ćorić

Montréal, Quebec
Grant of Arms, Flag and Badge
October 15, 2014
Vol. VI, p. 463

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Blazon

Arms

Argent on a bend Azure between two quatrefoils Sable, an antique crown between two compass roses Or;

Crest

A tower Or its portcullis Sable, flying therefrom a banner of the Arms;

Motto

DIPLOMACY AND DISCRETION;

Flag

A banner of the Arms;

Badge

A quatrefoil Azure charged with a compass rose Or;


Symbolism

Arms

The blue diagonal stripe alludes to the Adriatic Sea, on which Mr. Ćorić’s city of birth, Dubrovnik, Croatia, is located. The quatrefoils, found on many buildings there, refer to Mr. Ćorić’s interest in his heritage. The crown illustrates his support for Canada’s constitutional monarchy, and the compass roses are a tribute to the seafarers on both sides of his family, in addition to reflecting his interest in antique maps.

Crest

Minčeta Tower, built in the Middle Ages on Dubrovnik’s highest point, is emblematic of lasting freedom.

Motto

Not applicable.

Flag

The symbolism of this emblem is found in other element(s) of this record.

Badge

The symbolism of this emblem is found in other element(s) of this record.


Background

Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on October 3, 2015, in Volume 149, page 2335 of the Canada Gazette.


Artist Information

Creator(s)
Original concept of Maro Ćorić and Bruce Patterson, Deputy Chief Herald of Canada, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

Painter
Lara Claire Berry

Calligrapher
Doris Wionzek


Recipient Information

Individual