The annual Halloween festivities at YVR on October 31 presented the perfect opportunity for members of the airport community to show their artistic and creative talents as Vancouver Airport Authority hosted its annual Pumpkin Carving and Costume Contest.
The event was well attended by passengers and members of the airport community, who came out to cheer on their friends and coworkers and marvel at the extraordinary pumpkin designs.
As part of the festivities, spectators enjoyed lunch specials at participating food and beverage outlets, while DJ Alibaba played suitable ghoulish tunes.
First-, second- and third-place prizes were awarded in both the carving and costume contests.
First-place winners received a pair of Vancouver Canucks tickets, while second and third-place winners received $200 and $100 YVR Bucks, respectively.
Michael Valeroso once again took first-place honours in pumpkin carving for his Pumpkin Corpse carving. Valeroso also won in 2012 for his 3-Sided Evil Faces design on a mammoth-sized pumpkin that weighed 60 kilograms.