CANstruction Vancouver 2013

Canstruction Vancouver is an annual exhibit of amazing sculptures made entirely of canned food and a competition to raise money for the Vancouver Food Bank. All the cans used in the structures are donated to the Vancouver Food Bank after the competition is over. This year's theme was “Arts and Animation” and you can see the finished canstructions in the Four Seasons Hotel, the Pacific Center Rotunda and the HSBC Pendulum Gallery. The exhibit only last until April 3rd so go see these amazing structures before they are gone! Open 10 am – 5pm daily.

Here are some of my favourites:

"Penguins OF Madagascar on vaCANtion" is made with 3800 cans by SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts and CircusWest Performing Arts Society. It won the Best School award.

 "CANsformers, cans in disguise" is made by New Westminster Secondary School with 5500 cans and won the CAN-do Award.

I think "The Philanthropic Grouch" has to be my favourite! It is made with 6100 cans by Edith Cavell Elementary School, Parallel Group OPerations and the Vancouver SUN and won the Landscape Architect's Award!

 Pingu! Nuuu nuuu!

Tuna To-Toro and his Can-munity Garden
Tuna To-Toro was definitely the crowd's favourite. It is made with 4056 cans by Ausenco Engineering and Canada Inc. It also won the Jurers' Favourite award!

The Art of Mickey Mouse made of cans! This canstruction won Hourable Mention as well as Best Use of Theme.

 This salmon is found upstairs next to YEW restaurant. It won Best Use of Labels award. Very nice indeed!

Here are the rest of the canstructions:


 Visit the CANstruction Vancouver website for more information!

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