February 18, 2014, Brandon (ISN) – A new Brandon Wheat Kings specialty licence plate will soon be available to Manitoba motorists, Justice Minister Andrew Swan, minister responsible for Manitoba Public Insurance, announced today.
The Wheat Kings licence plate, to be administered by Manitoba Public Insurance, will be available on Monday, February 24. Cost of the plates will be $70 with $30 of that fee going toward the Brandon Humane Society.
“Brandon’s team slogan this year is ‘It’s time’ – and today I’m happy to announce it is, in fact, time for a Wheat Kings specialty licence plate,” said Swan. “The Wheat Kings hold a special place in the hearts of countless Manitobans and this beautiful new plate will give these fans a chance to display that affection – while also supporting a great cause.”
“We are thrilled to be partnering with the province and Manitoba Public Insurance to make these plates available to the public,” said Kelly McCrimmon, governor, general manager and head coach of the Wheat Kings. “Our organization has the most passionate fans in the Western Hockey League. This plate will be the perfect accessory for vehicles in Westman and across the entire province.”
Wheat Kings fans will be able to visit any of Manitoba’s more than 300 Autopac agents to purchase their plates. The Wheat Kings plate is the seventh specialty plate issued by the province. Manitoba previously approved issuing specialty plates for the Winnipeg Jets, Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Winnipeg Goldeyes and Curl Manitoba, as well as specialty licence plates to honour veterans and firefighters. A Fish Futures specialty licence plate was also issued for trailer use.