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M.S. River Rouge offers Friday party cruise to Bomber game

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The M.S. River Rouge will host its first ever Tail Gate Party Cruise before and after the Bombers game against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Friday.

The cruise line will depart at 4 p.m. from the Alexander Docks and travel for two-and-a-half hours to Freedman Crescent, and will dock across from the Drake Centre at the University of Manitoba. From there, passengers will walk to the stadium.

After the game, the cruise line will take passengers back to the Alexander Docks. Tickets are being sold on the M.S. River Rouge’s website (www.msrouge.com/index.php) for $25 per person.

"It’ll be a party all the way to the game, and all the way back," said Kyriakos Vogiatzakis, owner of the M.S. River Rouge. "It’s a great way to get to the game."

The River Rouge will have food and a DJ, and a bar will be open throughout the voyage.

This is the first time the cruise line will test this new method of transportation to a Bombers game, but Vogiatzakis hopes it will be here to stay.

The River Rouge was established in 1967 and is Canada’s largest river cruise ship. The ship has a capacity of 380 passengers.

"We want to make this a huge Winnipeg thing," Vogiatzakis said. "It’s a whole new concept to Bomber games. "We’re also going to break this egg, and the Bombers are going to win the next game."

The River Rouge will sail down the river with a large Bombers flag on the back of the boat. The crew of 20 people will also be dressed in Bombers gear, and the River Rouge will be decorated in blue and gold.

"We’re supporting different ways to get to the stadium," said Lindsay Stewart-Glor, client relations co-ordinator at the University of Manitoba. "We’re going to see how things go on Friday."

Due to liability issues, Winnipeggers are not permitted to bring their own boats to the property, but the university is willing to explore different options of transportation.

"The stadium isn’t going anywhere, the Bombers aren’t going anywhere, and the river isn’t going anywhere," said Vogiatzakis. "It’s a new tradition."

elizabeth.fraser@freepress.mb.ca

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Updated on Thursday, August 15, 2013 at 7:27 PM CDT: Tweaks headline

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