Catholic Pacific College

From Heraldry of the World
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Official blazon

Arms : Azure three bars wavy Argent overall a sun in splendour Or charged with a Chi-Rho Gules
Crest : On a rocky mount proper an eagle wings displayed nimbed Or
Supporters : Two black-tailed deer Or attired Azure queued Sable standing on a mount of western red cedar branches, daffodils and tulips proper


The arms were officially granted on September 15, 2017.

The sun and the Chi-Rho are symbols of Christ, with the sun also referring to British Columbia and the Chi-Rho to the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vancouver, as they are found in their respective coats of arms. The waves refer to the Pacific Ocean, and their number alludes to the seven sacraments.

The eagle is the symbol of St. John the Evangelist, indicating that the theology of the incarnation expressed in St. John’s Gospel is central to the college’s ethos. Eagles are also a local species. The rocky base represents the nearby Coastal Mountains.

The black-tailed deer are found near the college’s Glover Road campus, and western red cedar trees are found at the Walnut Grove campus. Both are natural features of the Fraser Valley region. The daffodils and tulips have been cultivated by Fraser Valley farmers over the last century.

The motto “Sift everything, hold on to what is good”, is based on 1 Thessalonians 5:21.

Follow us on
Please use #heraldryoftheworld
Contact us
Heraldry of the World is a private site,
all paid for by 1 person and
maintained by 3 persons as a hobby.
If you like this initiative, please, support the site:

eBay shop
Download shop

Literature : Image and information from