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Vincent Leonard Knight
Port Huron, Michigan, United States of America
Grant of Arms
December 15, 2003
Vol. IV, p. 335
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Gules four bendlets Or;
Issuant from a coronet of maple leaves and mullets Or, a demi lion Gules holding a banner of the Arms;
O SUAVIS FRAGRANTIA TRIUMPHI;
The red symbolizes Canada and Mr. Knight’s roots. The four narrow gold bars represent the four strings on a Hofner bass guitar. Mr. Knight is an accomplished guitarist and uses performance with the instrument for much of his community service. Gold is a colour closely associated with the beautiful veneer of guitars. It also refers to the Queen’s Golden Jubilee of 2002, as Mr. Knight and his father met Her Majesty during her Canadian tour.
The coronet symbolizes Mr. Knight’s movement back and forth across the Canadian-American boundary for community service. The lion represents his Scots’ heritage and his own spirit of determination. By holding the flag, the lion evokes the idea of upholding the honour of Mr. Knight’s family.
Meaning “O sweet smell of success”, this is a Latin translation of one of Mr. Knight’s favourite lyrics by George Harrison.
Canada Gazette Information
The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on March 12, 2005, in Volume 139, page 687 of the Canada Gazette.
Original concept of Robert D. Watt, Chief Herald of Canada, assisted by the Heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority
D. Robert Tunstall