More Okanagan veterans can now take advantage of British Columbia’s popular veteran licence plate program, which expanded on Sept. 1 to include serving members of the Canadian Forces who hold a trade qualification.
“Any opportunity to recognize our veterans is a good idea. Special licence plates may be a small gesture, but one I know veterans appreciate,” said Bill Barisoff, MLA of the Penticton riding.
There are two Canadian Forces stationed in the Okanagan. The British Columbia Dragoons A Squadron is based out of Vernon while the B Squadron is based out of Kelowna.
The commemorative plates feature a red poppy on a powder blue background.
In the past, they have been available only to veterans who have served during a wartime or post-war capacity and those who served during a NATO or UN operation.