He may not be wearing a suit of armor, but there’s a new knight in town.
New Westminster resident Ben Whiting recently received a Knighthood from the Order of St. George, the Canadian Priory. He received this honour for his past military service and volunteer work.
"The Order of St George, which is an international order, exists to promote and pursue the timeless traditions of chivalry by compassion and supporting works of charity specific to the men and women in uniform who serve their respective communities and nations,” said a submission to the Record.
According to the submission, the Order of St. George has grown to encompass people of many faiths, and maintains its commitments to service and to helping people in need.
“The order’s foundation contributes funding in support of wounded or fallen military personnel and their immediate families,” said the submission. “The order also offers its support to programs of Royal Canadian Sea, Army and Air Cadet Corps, and the Junior Rangers, as well as to other charitable organizations."
The ceremony of investiture took place in St. George's Cathedral in Kingston,