Ever wondered what you’d do if you were stuck in an airport overnight? Maybe have a little fun like these guys did…
Or possibly make yourself comfortable like Tom Hanks? Either way you decide to go, Vancouver airport (YVR) is giving you the opportunity to find out.
In commemoration of the airport’s 80th birthday, they’re holding a pretty cool contest. Become the resident storyteller at YVR for 80 days and 80 nights. Yeah, resident. That means the lucky winner won’t leave the airport. At all. You do get to stay in the cushy Fairmont Airport Hotel though, so there are some tradeoffs.
The winner of the contest will be provided with an HD video camera, editing software and access to the people, places, and behind-the-scenes spaces most have never seen. Until now.
The Storyteller will shoot video footage every day, editing together stories and uploading them to the Live@YVR website – an online channel where they will share their 80 day experience with the world…as well as the stories, people and secrets that make YVR the number one rated airport in North America.
The Live@YVR Storyteller will also tweet and update the Live@YVR Facebook page regularly, as well as turn the camera on him/herself with weekly video diaries, (we want to know how they will feel on day 1…and on day 40…?!).
So, think you’ve got the chops to live, and thrive here for 80 days? Visit LiveatYVR.ca to learn how to enter.
Did you know…
YVR’s south runway is the equivalent of 85 regulation hockey rinks, 38 regulation soccer fields and 47 Boeing 747’s lined up nose to tail.
In 2010, the direct GDP generated by YVR is $1.9 Billion.
There are over 5000 creatures living in the main aquarium including two wolf eels that are used for breeding.
More than 6,000 lights are used on the airfield at YVR.
There are 23,600 employees who work on Sea Island, 400 businesses and over 160 shops, services and restaurants.
On average, more than 46,000 bags travel through YVR’s baggage system daily. Bags travel at a rate of 1.2 metres per second through the system.
YVR opened on July 22, 1931 and is celebrating its 80th anniversary this July 22nd, 2011