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Frankenstein & Captain Jack Sparrow seen running away from YVR with iPads

There were spooky sights all over the Lower Mainland yesterday and YVR was no exception. We hosted our annual Halloween Pumpkin Carving and Costume Contest, inviting both the public and airport community to participate in the events. We called for spooktacular and that’s exactly what we got.

The event was well attended by the public and airport community who came out to cheer on their friends and coworkers. Spectators enjoyed lunch specials as part of the festivities, while Live@YVR resident Jaeger Mah kept everyone’s energy level high as Master of Ceremonies.

Prizes were awarded for both the carving and costume contests, with some pretty large stakes at hand. First place winners received an Apple iPad 2 while second and third place winners took home $200 and $100 YVR Bucks respectively.

A total of 65 contestants showed off their carving skills by submitting their pre-carved pumpkins, which looked more like works of art than your everyday jack-o-lantern. We saw tigers, skeletons and some angry looking birds. Even our very own Live@YVR resident Jaeger Mah was carved into pumpkin!

The first place winner was Michael Valeroso from BCIT Aerospace for his Frankenstein pumpkin, dripping blood and mushy brains included. In second place was Crystal Yamamoto from Securigaurd, for her realistic carving of a Tiger, and third place went to the Marquise Facilities team for the iPhone classic game, Angry Birds.

The costume contest proved to be very popular this year with 65 entries. First place was stolen (well… awarded by the judges) by a very realistic Captain Jack Sparrow, while second place was given to Scorpion from Mortal Combat and third place went to the Good Witch from The Wizard of Oz.

Congratulations and thank you to all the contestants for putting such effort and imagination into your creations, and a big thanks to the airport community for coming out and cheering everyone on. You have exactly 365 days (it’s a leap year) to strategize on next years costume & pumpkin.

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