Friday, March 9, 2012

2012 CANstruction Competition: an interstellar success for the Calgary Food Bank

Over its seven year history the Canstruction Calgary competition has pitted teams of engineers against each other in an incredible-edible showdown. City Engineers In Training take up the challenge as part of their Rotation Program.

While Canstruction is a proving ground for the design-minded to make imaginative, sculptural use of cans and other non-perishable food items, the real winner is the Calgary Food Bank,

"Over the last six years, $599,000 worth of food has been donated," says Julie Brewster, Development Coordinator for the Calgary Food Bank.

This year, organizers expect some 50,000 food items – used in 14 separate sculptures – to make their way to Calgarians in need.

"This event's really unique for us," says Brewster, "Where else but Canstruction would you get to build out of cans and then give everything away to charity?"

Today’s the final day of public display. Sculptures are viewable at the Telus Spark Science Centre until 5 p.m.

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