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David Michael Cvet

Toronto, Ontario
Grant of Arms, Flags and Badge, with differences to Michael Ley Peterson Cvet and Curtis Drew Peterson Cvet
October 15, 2004
Vol. IV, p. 402

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Blazon

Arms

Quarterly Argent and Sable an eagle displayed Azure beaked and membered Gules charged on the breast with a rose Argent and wearing a coronet of pearls Gules;

Crest

A demi catamount Azure holding in its dexter paw a sword Argent and resting its sinister paw upon a closed book Gules;

Motto

PRUDENTIA • AUDATIA • CELERITAS • FORTITUDO;

Flag

A standard, the Arms in hoist, the fly per fess Argent and Sable charged with the Crest and the Badge;

Flag

A banner of the Arms;

Badge

On a plate within a belt Azure edged, buckled and inscribed with the Motto in letters Argent, an eagle's head erased Azure beaked Gules;

Differenced Arms for Michael Ley Peterson Cvet, son of David Michael Cvet

The Arms of David Michael Cvet debruised of a three-point label Or; this individual will inherit the Arms of the Recipient following his or her death;

Differenced Arms fo Curtis Drew Peterson Cvet, son of David Michael Cvet

The Arms of David Michael Cvet within a bordure Or;


Symbolism

Arms

The light and dark quartering reflects the colourings of Mr. Cvet’s family members: blondes with fair skins and dark-haired people with olive complexions. The eagle wearing a baronial coronet was chosen by Mr. Cvet to represent his mother’s ancestral Horvat heritage in Austro-Hungary. The rose represents the name “Cvet” meaning rose-like/hawthorn-type flower from Slovenia.

Crest

The catamount is inspired by the emblem used by the Academy of European Medieval Martial Arts, a school established by Mr. Cvet. It holds a sword as a reference to medieval martial arts.

Motto

This means “Prudence, daring, swiftness, strength”, and is based on Mr. Cvet’s interest in medieval martial arts. It is taken from a manuscript written in 1410 by an Italian master by the name of Fiore dei Liberi. He describes the attributes of a good fighter which are encapsulated in the motto: prudence: knowing when to attack and to defend; daring: not turning away from a challenge; swiftness: speed for offensive and defensive actions; and strength: maintaining one’s strength and equilibrium at all times.

Flag

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Flag

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Badge

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Differenced Arms for Michael Ley Peterson Cvet, son of David Michael Cvet

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

Differenced Arms fo Curtis Drew Peterson Cvet, son of David Michael Cvet

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Background

Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on March 12, 2005, in Volume 139, page 689 of the Canada Gazette.


Artist Information

Creator(s)
Original concept by Barry Burr, assisted by Darrel Kennedy, Assiniboine Herald, and the Heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority

Painter
Ilona Jurkiewicz

Calligrapher
Shirley Mangione


Recipient Information

Individual