A special series of motorcycle plates for veterans will be rolled out next year.

The province held an announcement Nov. 9 to unveil the new plates.

"Veterans who are motorcycle enthusiasts are now able to participate in this very special program," said Premier Greg Selinger. "Several years ago, we introduced veteran plates for passenger vehicles. We're now enhancing this special licence program.”

The special plates will be available prior to the 2013 motorcycle riding season and will display the red poppy image.

Manitoba Public Insurance is administering the program. Applicants need to provide documentation showing they meet the qualifications for a veteran licence plate. They can either submit forms to the Royal Canadian Legion for approval or apply directly to Manitoba Public Insurance, vehicle registration – licensing services.