Support Our Troops licence plate now available in Saskatchewan
Nov. 5, 2015
Saskatchewan residents can now honour and support military members and their families with a Support Our Troops licence plate depicting silhouettes of different branches of the Canadian military.
“Our government is offering the Support Our Troops licence plate to show respect, and help aid military families who serve our country,” Provincial Military Liaison and Wood River MLA D.F. (Yogi) Huyghebaert said. “We are grateful for the service of these brave men and women, and want to acknowledge the sacrifices they make for our freedom.”
A big part of the plate program is to offer financial support to Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services (CFMWS). Customers can order a plate for $55 at a motor licence issuer. CFMWS will receive $30 from each plate to support their Saskatchewan operations.
"I'm so pleased to see government is now offering a Support Our Troops licence plate," said Stacey Cherry, mother of Cpl. Brandon Cherry of the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, based out of CFB Edmonton. "The fact that profits from the plates are put towards programs that will benefit military members, like my son Brandon, is wonderful and I am so grateful to be part of this process. I will be proud to display one of these plates as a symbol of the gratitude and respect I have for those serving our country, and for those who have lost their lives protecting it."
“Members leave their homes and families for months at a time and put their lives on the line for our safety,” Huyghebaert said. “It is very fitting that all profits collected from the sale of these licence plates will go towards programs and services in Saskatchewan for members and their families.”
The plate has a white background with green lettering and a graphic of the Canadian flag at top left. There is a black silhouette of military members underneath the flag with “Support Our Troops" written in white lettering across the bottom. A yellow “Support Our Troops” ribbon on the bottom left complements the design. The plates will contain the letter “T” followed by four numbers (i.e. T0001, T0002, etc.).
See the attached media backgrounder (pdf, 168 kb) for a visual of the licence plate.
Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) is the province's self-sustaining auto insurance fund. SGI operates 21 claims centres and five salvage centres across Saskatchewan with a head office in Regina. SGI also works with a network of nearly 400 motor licence issuers across the province. Customers can now do some transactions online. Look for the MySGI link under Online Services on your motor licence issuer's website or SGI's website.