Officials unveil Jets licence plates
Published Tuesday, November 15, 2011 5:54PM CST
The province and Winnipeg Jets announced details for special Winnipeg Jets licence plates at an event Tuesday.
The plates will be administered by Manitoba Public Insurance and will be available to the public on Dec. 12, costing $70 with $30 of that fee going towards the Winnipeg Jets True North Foundation.
"This provides a great opportunity for hockey fans across Manitoba to show their passion for the Jets while assisting our foundation's continuing mandate to support numerous initiatives across our community," said Mark Chipman, chairman and governor of the Winnipeg Jets.
The province will also collect $10 per plate, while MPI will get $30 from each plate to pay for making them, said officials.
Fans will be able to place orders to receive plates at any of Manitoba's more than 300 Autopac agents.
Some Jets fans who spoke with CTV News said the $70 price tag for plates was too costly for them, while others said they'd be placing orders.
Officials said 20,000 plates will be available. If that doesn't satisfy demand, officials said more plates would be made.
- with a report from CTV's Jon Hendricks