Canstruction® is a not for profit event that began in 1992 in New York as a friendly competition between architects, engineers, designers, contractors and the community in general to design and build amazing sculptures out of cans of food. These colossal structures are judged for various awards such as Juror’s Favorite, Best Use of Labels, Best Meal and Structural Ingenuity. At the conclusion of the event all food items are donated to local food banks.
To feed and inspire the world – one can at a time!
Canstruction® events are held annually in over 150 cities in North America, Australia, South America, Europe and Asia. Since inception these events have raised in excess of 50 million pounds of food, making it one of the largest internationally recognized food drives in the world. In 2016, Canstruction® raised 11.5 million pounds of food in a single year!
Canadian Progress Club Children’s Charitable Society
The Canadian Progress Club is a Canada-wide service club, where clubs host various events throughout the year to raise money for those in need. The Edmonton area clubs focus on giving “children in need” the same opportunities as other children and many clubs have a history of fundraising going back 40-50 years.
In 2001, local Progress Clubs started the Children’s Charitable Society to provide food, clothing and other essentials to children in need. It is through the Canadian Progress Club Children’s Charitable Society (CPCCCS) that the Canstruction® event is organized. This is our 10th year, having raised 168,000 pounds of food to date, for food banks in Edmonton, St. Albert and Sherwood Park.
Optical Illusion – many structures contain text, images or logos using different colored labels. We challenge you to view these through the lens of a camera and experience these images come to life!
You can view all of this years and previous years structures on the Canstruction Edmonton website. We encourage you to visit the site and VOTE for the People’s Choice!
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