There’s no question, canned food is commonly associated with food banks. Yet this annual event and fundraiser legitimately takes canned food to another level. This year, Canstruction Victoria presents the theme “You Are What You Eat”, which has inspired many popular character favourites–from Pooh Bear and his honey, a take on Hannibal Lecter, to the Hungry, Hungry Caterpillar. Here’s a glimpse at the great show that Canstruction Victoria puts on–on now!
The Dahlia Society Presents the Single Largest Food Drive for the Mustard Seed
Canstruction, showcases colossal exhibits made entirely out of full cans of food. Following the fundraiser, all the food is directly donated to the Mustard Seed. The Founder and Executive Director of the Dahlia Society, Christopher Mavrikos, explains “We’re proud to have 10 teams participating this year, the most teams we’ve seen in Canstruction. The community support has been overwhelming.”
Following the huge community support for the annual event, Christopher Mavrikos also expanded on the local impact that this fundraiser is having. “This is the single highest food drive for the Mustard Seed, and this in conjunction with the fresh food initiative at the Mustard Seed – between these two endeavors – we’re on the precipice of managing food security here in Victoria.”
Canstruction Victoria: One CAN Make a Difference
Canstruction Victoria is on from June 2nd until June 12th, 2017. In true Canstruction style, bring some canned food to Hillside Mall as you vote for your favourite exhibition. All proceeds will benefit the Mustard Seed.
Join the celebration at Hillside Mall on Saturday, June 10th from 11 am to 2 pm for the 3rd annual Family Can Day during Canstruction 2017. The “You Are What You Eat” theme will come to life with face painting, a scavenger hunt and prizes. This day of activities is a family friendly event. Did we mention there will be surprise mascot visitors?
This fundraiser started with that premise that when fighting hunger, “One CAN make a difference”. See a few of our favourite designs below, but make sure to stop by Hillside Mall for the full show.
The Hungry, Hungry Caterpillar by Low Hammond Rowe Architects Ltd.
The Cone of Contribution by Jowell Newell Architect Inc.
Taters Gonna Tate by Farmer Construction Ltd. won “Best Use of Labels”
Rumbly in my Tumbly Pooh Bear by Fairway Markets won “Juror’s Favourite”
CANnibalistic Tendencies by Knappett Projects Inc. w/ Herold Engineering Limited won “Structural Ingenuity”
Canstruction Victoria is on now until June 12th! The Mustard Seed has just launched a new program to have positive effects on the Victorian community. Hint, it involves coffee.