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November 24, 2011
Statement from Mayor Sam Katz

Released: 3:35 p.m.

NEWS @ A GLANCE:

It is my pleasure as Mayor to congratulate Winnipeg Blue Bomber coach Paul LaPolice and the entire team of players, coaches and staff on their exciting 19-3 victory over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats that will see our Blue and Gold advance to the 99th Grey Cup on November 27th and face off against Western division victors the BC Lions. (for more details, please read the full media release below)

WINNIPEG - November 24, 2011 - It is my pleasure as Mayor to congratulate Winnipeg Blue Bomber coach Paul LaPolice and the entire team of players, coaches and staff on their exciting 19-3 victory over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats that will see our Blue and Gold advance to the 99th Grey Cup on November 27th and face off against Western division victors the BC Lions.

I would like to thank Hamilton Mayor Bob Bratina for his great sportsmanship following the Ticats' defeat, and his contribution to help KidSport provide athletic equipment is sincerely appreciated.

With a heightened confidence that the Bombers will bring the Grey Cup back home to Winnipeg after 21 years, I have made another friendly wager with Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson. This wager includes a $360 donation to KidSport Manitoba, as well as a basket of fine locally-made products, but will also require the losing team's Mayor to stand on a major intersection in the opposing city declaring the winning team as Number 1.

I know Winnipeggers will be happy to give Mayor Robertson a very warm welcome as they pass him on Portage and Main sporting a Bomber jersey.

Bring it Home!


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