Airport photo contest takes off

A photograph of Nanaimo Airport’s Sunny Sam could win travellers a trip for two anywhere Air Canada flies in North America.

Mike Hooper

Mike Hooper

A photograph of Nanaimo Airport’s Sunny Sam could win travellers a trip for two anywhere Air Canada flies in North America.

Travellers can pick up a free Sunny Sam squeeze toy in the departure lounge at the Nanaimo Airport and include it in their holiday photos.

Sam can be on an adventure, shopping, dining, relaxing, or visiting famous locations anywhere around the world.

Contest participants then upload their best shots to the www.sunnysam.com. Every week from July 15 through to Sept. 15 Nanaimo Airport picks the top four photos in each category and posts them to the Sunny Sam Facebook page, www.Facebook/YCDSunnySam where fans will cast their votes for a winner.

Weekly winners receive a travel-related prize and are automatically entered to win the grand prize. The 10 finalist photos will be posted on Facebook Sept. 23. Facebook fans have one week to “like” their favourite. On Sept. 30 the votes are tallied and the grand prize winner of two Air Canada flight vouchers is announced.

Free hotel stays, car rental and other weekly prizes are also up for grabs.

“We look forward to summer travel as much as our passengers do,” said Mike Hooper, president of Nanaimo Airport Commission. “This contest celebrates all the amazing places you can access with YCD as the first leg of your trip.”

For more information, please visit www.sunnysam.com.