Ronald Chow

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Toronto, Ontario
Grant of Arms
September 15, 2021
Vol. VIII, p. 16

Arms of Ronald Chow
Arms of Ronald Chow
Arms of Ronald Chow

Arms of Ronald Chow


Argent four shuttlecocks in saltire bases inwards, a chief embattled Gules platé;


The red and white colours, as well as the crenellation, are taken from the coat of arms of the former British colony of Hong Kong to highlight Mr. Chow’s family ties to the city during the colonial period. Red and white are also the colours of Canada, the country to which Mr. Chow’s grandparents immigrated. Furthermore, the white crenellated section alludes to a battlement and symbolizes Mr. Chow’s professional vocation as a doctor to protect his patients’ health. The disks on the red portion allude to white blood cells, therefore evoking Mr. Chow’s particular interest in epidemiology and medical research. The shuttlecocks represent Mr. Chow’s fondness for, and skill in, badminton. They are laid out in the shape of a wheel to symbolize time and serve as a cautionary reminder of our mortality in a time of scientific progress. The empty spaces between the shuttlecocks form a cross, thus representing Mr. Chow’s Christian faith.



A three-masted Chinese junk Gules sails unfurled Argent;


The Chinese junk has long been known for its efficiency as a strong, safe and speedy vessel, leading some historians to describe it as a laboratory for innovative techniques. It therefore symbolizes Mr. Chow’s love of efficiency and structure, as well as his work in medical research.



Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the letters patent was made on December 11, 2021 in Volume 155, page 5670 of the Canada Gazette.

Letters patent granting heraldic emblems to Ronald Chi Hin ChowLetters patent granting heraldic emblems to Ronald Chi Hin Chow

Additional Information


Original concept of Fabienne Fusade, Miramichi Herald, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.


Katherine Golightly


Kathy Feig

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