Institut maritime du Québec

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Rimouski, Quebec Canada
Grant of Arms, Flag and Badge
March 15, 2021
Vol. VII, p. 339

Arms of Institut maritime du Québec
Arms of Institut maritime du Québec
Flag of Institut maritime du Québec
Badge of Institut maritime du Québec
 
Arms of Institut maritime du Québec

Arms of Institut maritime du Québec

Blazon

Argent a base barry-wavy Bleu Céleste and Argent overall an anchor Azure fouled Or, on a chief Azure a sun rising between two mullets Or;

Symbolism

The ship’s anchor represents maritime transport and industry, and therefore the Institute’s vocation for maritime training. The wavy lines recall the sea and the Institute’s coastal location in Rimouski, Quebec. The sun symbolizes the light of knowledge and the Institute’s mission of research and teaching. Its rays, emitted in every direction, allude to its international scope. The stars represent the students trained at the Institute.

Crest

Blazon

A three-masted ship Azure pennons Or sailing upon waves proper issuant from a coronet of maple leaves and fleurs-de-lis Or;

Symbolism

The symbol of a ship sailing on waves, long used by the Institute, represents its vocation of maritime teaching. The maple leaves are a symbol of Canada and the fleurs-de-lis of Quebec. Together, they represent the Institute’s status as a national school.

Motto

Blazon

VIGILANTIA ET FORTITUDO;

Symbolism

These Latin words, meaning “Vigilance and fortitude,” express fundamental values for those who work within a maritime environment.

Flag of Institut maritime du Québec

Flag of Institut maritime du Québec

Blazon

A banner of the Arms;

Symbolism

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

Badge of Institut maritime du Québec

Badge of Institut maritime du Québec

Blazon

Four anchors in cross their loops in fess point Azure surmounted by a mullet Or charged with a fleur-de-lis Bleu Céleste;

Symbolism

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 December 11, 2021 in Volume 155, page 5667 of the Canada Gazette.

Letters patent granting heraldic emblems to the Institut maritime du QuébecLetters patent granting heraldic emblems to the Institut maritime du QuébecLetters patent granting heraldic emblems to the Institut maritime du Québec

Additional Information

Creator(s)

Original concept of the Institut maritime du Québec (20th century) and Teva Vidal, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

Painter

Eva Pilar-Cass

Calligrapher

Yolande Lessard

Recipient Type

Civil Institution