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Ryan Patrick Pannell

Toronto, Ontario
Grant of Arms, Flag and Badge, with differences to Riley George Pannell and Beckett Joseph Pannell
July 15, 2015
Vol. VI, p. 532

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Blazon

Arms

Azure a trident palewise entwined by a Chinese sea-dragon Or;

Crest

A great white shark’s head and skin proper engoulant the helmet;

Motto

ITER MEUM SEQUOR;

Flag

A standard, the Arms in hoist, the fly Or charged with a kendo men, the Badge and a great white shark embowed proper, all separated by two bends Azure inscribed with the Motto in letters Or;

Badge

Two polo mallets in saltire proper enfiling a coronet the upper rim set with Huguenot crosses Or and pearls Argent;

Differenced Arms of Riley George Pannell, son of Ryan Patrick Pannell

The Arms of Ryan Patrick Pannell debruised of a three-point label Argent during his father’s lifetime. This individual will inherit the Arms of the Recipient following his or her death;

Differenced Arms for Beckett Joseph Pannell, son of Ryan Patrick Pannell

The Arms of Ryan Patrick Pannell within a bordure Or.


Symbolism

Arms

Blue and yellow, as well as the trident, are taken from both the arms of Ukraine, the country of origin of Mr. Pannell’s stepfather, and the flag of Barbados, where Mr. Pannell now lives and has developed charitable programs. The colour blue and the trident also represent the sea, Mr. Pannell’s involvement with ocean conservancy charities, and his ancestors and relatives from the British Isles who were sailors. Blue and gold further refer to the arms of the de Clifford branch of his paternal family, as well as of a branch of his maternal family, the Flournoys, who were goldsmiths and lapidaries in Geneva. The dragon is in honour of Toronto’s Chinatown, where Mr. Pannell grew up, and Chinese culture, which has had considerable impact on his life.

Crest

The shark recalls Mr. Pannell’s life-long fascination with sharks and his ongoing commitment to their study and conservation. It also alludes to his work as a hedge fund manager in international finance, an industry commonly referred to as being “filled with sharks”. Its position over the helm as a trophy symbolizes Mr. Pannell’s survival instinct and ability to meet and overcome diverse challenges.

Motto

Meaning “I follow my own path”, this Latin phrase sums up Mr. Pannell’s insatiable curiosity, ingenuity and constant desire to strive for success.

Flag

The men, a helmet used in the martial arts kendo, indicates another sporting activity in which Mr. Pannell excels.

Badge

The Huguenot crosses on the crown honour Mr. Pannell’s Flournoy ancestors. The polo mallets symbolize his achievements as a competitive polo player.

Differenced Arms of Riley George Pannell, son of Ryan Patrick Pannell

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

Differenced Arms for Beckett Joseph Pannell, son of Ryan Patrick Pannell

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 March 12, 2016, in Volume 150, page 739 of the Canada Gazette.


Artist Information

Creator(s)
Original concept of Samy Khalid, Saguenay Herald, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

Painter
Eva Pilar-Cass

Calligrapher
Doris Wionzek


Recipient Information

Individual