Monday, February 8, 2010

Canstruction returns to Calgary

As the Winter Olympics wind down in Vancouver, the spirit of friendly competition will be in full-force at the Calgary Municipal Building from Feb. 25 until Mar. 5 with the 2010 edition of Canstruction Calgary.

Originally conceived in New York in 1993, Canstruction is a charity competition where teams from the engineering, design, and construction sectors use only canned and other non-perishable food items as building materials to create sculptures based on each year’s theme. This year, it will be a “game” theme.

“The Canstruction project is a great way for the City’s Engineer-in-Training participants to get training on the different facets of project management,” said team member Andrew Lee. “We get the chance to see a project go from conception through to demolition, all for a good cause.”

The “edible art” will be donated to the Calgary Inter-Faith Food Bank after takedown. More than 142,000 pounds of food have been donated through Canstruction Calgary since 2006.
The City of Calgary sponsors the event by providing space in the Municipal Building atrium for build day and to display the innovative sculptures.

Stay tuned for more information on how this event is helping Calgarians in need. The Engineers-in-Training are also accepting monetary donations for the Calgary Inter-Faith Food Bank, which may qualify for a tax receipt.

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

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