VANCOUVER, BC—Vancouver’s creative community is gearing up to feed its creativity and nourish its community as participants in Canstruction 2007. Scheduled for March 4-11, 2007 at the Cruise Shop Terminal at Canada Place, the event is again drawing teams from the city’s graphic design, architecture and engineering communities, who will vie for top honours in this year’s “My Favourite Things” – themed competition.
Now in its fifth year, this innovative event has as its primary goal to ‘canstruct’ a world without hunger by feeding people in various communities. Each year, multidisciplinary teams are brought together to create extraordinary sculptures made entirely from canned foods and other non-perishable items. All food is subsequently donated to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society. Last year, more than 100,000 cans were used to create the Canstruction 2006 displays, with sculptures ranging in size from 1,300 to 9,580 cans.
As the local founder of Canstruction® Vancouver, Metropolitan has played host to the local installment of this global anti-hunger project since 2003. To date, the Canstruction Vancouver has raised more than 475,000 cans of food for donation to local food banks, a record amount raised by any chapter across North America.