New Blue Bomber licence plate unveiled
As the Winnipeg Blue Bombers embark on a new era of football history, the province has unveiled a new Bomber licence plate. This announcement was made by Justice Minister Andrew Swan, minister responsible for the Manitoba Public Insurance Corporation (MPI).
“This new licence plate, combined with the Bombers’ new uniforms, and logo and helmet design, truly signals the beginning of a new era for the Blue Bomber organization and its loyal fans,” said Swan.
“There’s a real air of excitement surrounding the football club as it prepares to defend its Eastern Conference title and get back to the Grey Cup. To show support of their team, Bomber fans now have the opportunity to purchase a second, unique licence plate.”
The new plate is uniquely different from the limited-edition specialty plates that quickly sold out last season. It has a distinctive gold colour, sporting the club’s new helmet logo, the iconic white W with blue trim.
“We’re very pleased to be able to offer our fans another wave of Bomber licence plates, while also changing the look. This, once again, gives fans another way to showcase their support for our club no matter where they are driving,” said Blue Bomber president and CEO Garth Buchko.
The new plates will cost $70 and be available May 28 at any of the province’s 300 Autopac agents. The Bombers will receive $30 of the proceeds from every plate purchased, said Swan.
MPI worked closely with the Winnipeg Blue Bomber Football Club and other stakeholders to ensure the second licence plate reflected the proud history of the football club, said the minister. A limited edition Blue Bomber plate was introduced last year with all 8,100 plates quickly purchased by fans. That plate remains valid.