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Designers, architects, builders, engineers, and service group members donate their time to build incredible structures from cans of food. After the structures are built, the cansculptures® go on display to the public as a giant art exhibition.
For the first time in Cornwall, 6 teams and more than 12,000 cans of food converged at the Benson Centre on April 15th for Canstruction®. The six teams who committed to the challenge are: Bourgon Construction, Professional Engineers Ontario, Rotary Interact Clubs from SLSS and CCVS, Agapè Centre, Kinsmen and WSP/Architecture49 Inc.
At the end of the event, all food is donated to the Agapè Centre, Cornwall’s largest community food bank. In this city alone, more than 1,000 client visits happen monthly. Families, approximately 38 per cent of them children, are using food-relief programs.
Teams began building their cansculptures on Friday, April 15th and worked through the night to have their structures – which can be as large as 10 ft x 10 ft x 10 ft – ready for judging Saturday morning. The Interact clubs from SLSS and CCVS, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Cornwall were the last team finished at 11 pm.
The structures and will be on public display for two weeks, beginning 8:00 a.m. on April 16 through to April 30.
With one can of food as a catalyst for change, Canstruction proves that small acts of kindness improve the lives of people in need. Since 1992, Canstruction has contributed more than 17.5 million pounds of food to food programs around the world, demonstrating that we can win the fight against hunger.
One can make a difference®.