Oscar Silva Vicente

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Leamington, Ontario Canada
Grant of Arms, Flags and a Badge, with differences to Matthew Sleiman Vicente, Chelsea Marie Vicente and Michael Sleiman Vicente
November 20, 2020
Vol. VII, p. 307

Arms of Oscar Silva Vicente
Arms of Oscar Silva Vicente
Flag of Oscar Silva Vicente Standard of Oscar Silva Vicente
Badge of Oscar Silva Vicente
Differenced Arms for Matthew Sleiman Vicente, son of Oscar Silva Vicente Differenced Arms for Chelsea Marie Vicente, daughter of Oscar Silva Vicente Differenced Arms for Michael Sleiman Vicente, son of Oscar Silva Vicente
 
Arms of Oscar Silva Vicente

Arms of Oscar Silva Vicente

Blazon

Azure a chevronel reversed throughout Or between two like chevronels Argent, in chief a cross patté Or;

Symbolism

Gold and blue are the colours of the University of Windsor, from where Dr. Vicente received his doctorate. The chevronels in the V-shape allude to his surname of Vicente, and evoke the front of an academic hood. Their number represents his three children, of whom two are twins. The cross recalls the national Portuguese symbol of a cross and appears here as a tribute to his parents who emigrated from Portugal to Canada.

Crest

Blazon

A great horned owl Or wearing a mortarboard Azure its tassel Or and grasping in its dexter claw a scroll Argent;

Symbolism

The owl, a symbol of knowledge and watchfulness, represents Dr. Vicente’s avocation as an Ontario Certified Teacher and his vocation with the Canada Border Services Agency.

Motto

Blazon

PRO DEO ET PATRIA;

Symbolism

This Latin phrase, meaning “For God and country,” speaks to Dr. Vicente’s faith and loyalty.

Flag of Oscar Silva Vicente

Flag of Oscar Silva Vicente

Blazon

A banner of the Arms;

Symbolism

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

Standard of Oscar Silva Vicente

Standard of Oscar Silva Vicente

Blazon

A standard the Arms in hoist the fly per fess Argent and Azure charged with the Badge between two representations of the Crest separated by two bends sinister Argent inscribed with the Motto in letters Azure;

Symbolism

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

Badge of Oscar Silva Vicente

Badge of Oscar Silva Vicente

Blazon

A cross patté Or surmounted by an owl’s head Azure;

Symbolism

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

Differenced Arms for Matthew Sleiman Vicente, son of Oscar Silva Vicente

Differenced Arms for Matthew Sleiman Vicente, son of Oscar Silva Vicente

Blazon

The Arms of Oscar Silva Vicente debruised of a three-point label Argent during his father’s lifetime; This individual will inherit the Arms of the Recipient following the latter’s death;

Symbolism

The label indicates that he will inherit his father’s Arms.

Differenced Arms for Chelsea Marie Vicente, daughter of Oscar Silva Vicente

Differenced Arms for Chelsea Marie Vicente, daughter of Oscar Silva Vicente

Blazon

The Arms of Oscar Silva Vicente within a bordure Or;

Symbolism

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

Differenced Arms for Michael Sleiman Vicente, son of Oscar Silva Vicente

Differenced Arms for Michael Sleiman Vicente, son of Oscar Silva Vicente

Blazon

The Arms of Oscar Silva Vicente within a bordure Argent;

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 March 27, 2021 in Volume 155, page 1320 of the Canada Gazette.

Letters patent granting heraldic emblems to Oscar Silva Vicente

Additional Information

Creator(s)

Original concept of Darrel Kennedy, Assiniboine Herald, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

Painter

Debra MacGarvie

Calligrapher

Yolande Lessard

Recipient Type

Individual