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Former ‘Pegger Vying to Tie the Knot in Same-Sex Contest

September 15, 2010 5:54 AM | News

A former Winnipegger and his partner are hoping to become the first same-sex couple to be married in the air.

Bruce Henry, 25, travelled from Winnipeg to Europe in April 2009 to travel the world and ended up finding love in Galway, Ireland. Now both he and his partner, Eugene Burke, are competing in an airline contest to tie the knot at 35,000 feet.

Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) is hosting the world’s first same-sex wedding in the skies during a flight from Stockholm to New York in December.

The lucky winners will not only get to say ‘I do,’ but will also pick up a honeymoon package, business class flights with SAS, three nights in New York and a free flight to Los Angeles, where they’ll spend another three nights.

“Many people fall in love with Europe, but I fell in love in Europe,” said Henry, a Westwood Collegiate graduate.

You can vote for the couple until October 10 on the SAS Airlines website.