'Support Our Troops': Manitoba gets camo vanity licence plate

Military brass are applauding new speciality licence plates unveiled Sunday in Manitoba.

Nearly half of licence plate proceeds go to scholarship fund for families of Armed Forces' members

The province unveiled a new "Support our Troops" plate in Winnipeg June 7. (Cliff Simpson/CBC)

Military brass are applauding new speciality licence plates unveiled Sunday in Manitoba.

The plates have a yellow "Support Our Troops" ribbon with a camouflage background. The plates are aimed at honouring people serving in the Canadian Armed Forces and cost $70, $30 of which goes to a scholarship fund for family of enlisted members.

"They will assist me in providing scholarships to some personnel or their families, who chose to serve here in Manitoba," said Col. Joel Roy, the commander at 17 Wing in Winnipeg. "So, thank you for your generosity. I look forward to seeing those plates on ours and your cars."

MLA Deanne Crothers, Manitoba's special envoy to military affairs, said the plate gives the public a chance to show they value the sacrifices made by the members of Canada's Armed Forces.

"Whether they're members of the military or not, it's important for us to recognize when we need to call on these folks here at home, they're there for us," said Crothers. "This is just one way we can show that we are very supportive of what they do."

The plates go on sale June 8 and can be purchased at any of the more than 300 Autopac agencies in Manitoba.

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