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They’ve Got What It Takes to Live@YVR

July 25, 2011

Public Voting Begins Today to Choose Correspondent Who Will Live, Eat and Sleep at YVR for 80 Days

Richmond, B.C. (July 25, 2011): They’ve got what it takes to Live@YVR and now it’s up to the public to vote its favourite contestant onto Vancouver International Airport’s Sea Island home for 80 days and 80 nights. That’s right, five finalists have been chosen from a pool of 96 entrants from across British Columbia who vied for the opportunity of a lifetime: to become a special correspondent at YVR, Canada’s second busiest airport. 

In alphabetical order, the finalists are:

  • Carrie Dymond (“The Dance”), 36, Vancouver, B.C. (originally from Hamilton, Ont.)
  • Christopher Jordan Lee (“Chris Lee at the Tool Library!”),22, Maple Ridge, B.C.
  • Jaeger Mah  (“The HEART of YVR!”), 29, Vancouver, B.C. (originally from Port Alberni, B.C.)
  • Marelle Reid (“Circus School”), 29, Coquitlam, B.C.
  • Sarah Szloboda (“Sorry YVR I Tried!”), 24, Vancouver, B.C. (originally from Richmond, B.C.)

“We were incredibly impressed by the quality and quantity of video entries for Live@YVR and the diversity of personalities and video submissions,” said Rebecca Catley, Director of Communications for Vancouver Airport Authority. “Now it’s the public’s turn to have its say on who will tell the behind-the-scenes stories of its airport.”

The public has until August 5 to vote online at for its favourite finalist. The winning entrant will begin his or her 80-day Live@YVR assignment on August 17, 2011. The correspondent will sleep at The Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel, live in the YVR community and experience the endless stories of YVR’s 23,600 employees and 400 businesses.

The Live@YVR correspondent will be equipped with a camera and editing equipment and will act as an all-in-one producer, director, reporter, editor and post-production supervisor. He or she will uncover stories and share the triumphs – and trials – of living at an airport full time on www.liveatyvr.caFacebook and Twitter.

For more information and to vote, visit


About Vancouver Airport Authority
Vancouver Airport Authority is a community-based, not-for-profit organization that operates Vancouver International Airport (YVR). Canada's second busiest airport, Vancouver International Airport (YVR) served 16.8 million passengers in 2010 and handled more than 293,000 aircraft landings and take-offs. Sixty-eight airlines serve YVR, connecting people and businesses to 121 destinations in Canada, the U.S. and around the world. The Airport Authority is committed to creating an airport that British Columbia can be proud of: a premier global gateway, local economic generator and community contributor.

About The Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel
The Fairmont Vancouver Airport will be a luxury “home away from home” for Live@YVR’s correspondent with floor-to-ceiling views of the runways, fully soundproofed rooms, the award-winning Globe@YVR restaurant and Jetside Bar, plus a full-service day spa and health club.


For further information:
Media Relations
Vancouver Airport Authority


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