Alberni man Mah-velous in YVR contest

Port Alberni's Jaeger Mah is a finalist in a contest where the winner live at Vancouver International Airport for 80 days chronicling life there.

Port Alberni son Jaeger Mah is one of five finalists in a contest that will see him live at Vancouver International Airport



A Port Alberni man is a finalist in a contest that will see the winner pocket $15,000 and spend 80 days living and shooting documentary films inside Vancouver International Airport (YVR).

Jaeger Mah, 29, found out he was a finalist in the live@YVR contest last Friday while standing in line with his girlfriend waiting to pay for his car insurance.

“It was all quiet inside this place and when I got the call we just started jumping up and down cheering,” said Mah, who splits his time between Vancouver and Port Alberni.

“Everyone looked at us and I said ‘We just found out we have to pay less for our insurance’”.

Mah found out he was a finalist on Friday but was asked top keep it under wraps after it was announced on Monday.

More than 90 people entered the contest, which is sponsored by YVR and the Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel to commemorate the airport’s 80th anniversary.

The winner is expected to live in the Fairmont and film short documentary films chronicling life at YVR for 80 days.

Mah runs a video production company and knows his way around a camera.

The winner will also pocket $15,000 plus $50 per day.

In order to win the contest Jaeger needs people to log onto the contest website: http://liveatyvr.ca/entry/183205, click on vote now and register to vote for him.

Once you’ve registered a link will be sent to your email address. Click on the link and follow the menu until you reach his video The HEART of YVR! – Employees, Volunteers & Jaeger Mah.

Click on ‘Vote for this entry’ to vote for Mah.

Supporters have until Aug. 5 to cast their votes, one per day from one e-mail address.

Who ever has the most votes after Aug. 5 wins.

Mah entered the contest after finding out about it on Facebook.

He entered on July 18 and soon after received a phone call from CBC’s Ian Hanomansing, who saw Mah’s Youtube clip and was doing a story about the contest.

“Myself and some of the other contestants met him at the airport and he asked us to come up with a story idea on the spot about what the most important thing was about YVR,” Mah said.

One finalist pitched how efficient the airport is, while another talked about how baggage is handled.

Mah, however, pitched documenting what happens to items that are confiscated from passengers.

“I wanted to show the treasure room where all this stuff is stored and how it’s handled,” Mah said.

“Maybe even reunite the items with the people they were confiscated from.”

The idea impressed Hanomansing, Mah said.

reporter@albernivalleynews.com

Just Posted

Port Alberni residents, city council divided on rules for cannabis stores

Public speaks up about pot at committee of the whole meeting

Port Alberni RCMP officers honoured for bravery

Five faced ‘violent, deranged’ male during break-in

Alberni Valley Bulldogs battle against top teams in the BCHL

Bulldogs split weekend games against Spruce Kings, Chiefs

Husky robbery suspect caught

A man suspected of robbing the Husky gas station and convenience store… Continue reading

BCHL Bulldogs are for sale

The Port Alberni Junior Hockey Society seeks a buyer after six full seasons of operation

Six students arrested, charged in sex assault probe at Toronto all-boys school

The school’s principal, Greg Reeves, described the video of the alleged sexual assault as ‘horrific’

Air force getting more planes but has no one to fly them, auditor warns

The report follows several years of criticism over the Trudeau government’s decision not to launch an immediate competition to replace the CF-18s.

B.C.’s Esi Edugyan wins $100K Giller prize for Washington Black

Edugyan won her first Scotiabank Giller Prize in 2011 for Half-Blood Blues

Bolder action needed to reduce child poverty: Campaign 2000 report card

The report calls for the federal government to provide more funding to the provinces, territories and Indigenous communities to expand affordable, quality child care.

Judge bars US from enforcing Trump asylum ban

Protesters accused the migrants of being messy, ungrateful and a danger to Tijuana; complained about how the caravan forced its way into Mexico, calling it an “invasion.”

Ottawa Redblacks defensive back Jonathan Rose suspended for Grey Cup

Rose was flagged for unnecessary roughness and ejected for contacting an official with 37 seconds left in the first half following a sideline melee after a Tiger-Cats reception.

Mistrial declared in Dennis Oland’s retrial in father’s murder

The verdict from Oland’s 2015 murder trial was set aside on appeal in 2016 and a new trial ordered. Richard Oland, 69, was found dead in his Saint John office on July 7, 2011.

Laine scores 3 as Jets double Canucks 6-3

Injury-riddled Vancouver side drops sixth in a row

Deportation averted for Putin critic who feared return to Russia

Elena Musikhina, a vocal critic of the Kremlin, has been granted a two-year visitor’s permit in Canada

Most Read