Canstruction Vancouver.

Canstruction, part of a worldwide Anti-Hunger campaign, originated in New York. Canstruction now takes place in over 140 cities, with teams passionately partaking in the pure pleasure of watching cans come to life as art forms. If you haven’t yet experienced Canstruction, 2012’s edition marks its 10th anniversary, together with a new venue and theme.

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To celebrate the historic milestone, VANCOUVER is 2012’s chosen theme, revealed yesterday morning at a kick-off breakfast at The Bay downtown.

Several Georgia Street buildings will serve as venues this year, replacing Canstruction’s former home at Canada Place. This new venue arrangement is unprecedented for Canstruction Vancouver.

Canstruction 2006

The HSBC Pendulum Gallery will serve as the event’s main hub, however Canstruction Vancouver is working with several Georgia Street businesses and hotels to sort out the details over the coming weeks.

Canstruction 2006

The teams that work so hard to build their creations will now receive more exposure; additionally, housing the event in several buildings will serve as a self-paced walking tour of Vancouver’s heart.

Canstruction 2006

This is an important annual event for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank. Canstruction serves as its single largest injection of donations in one go. To date, 1,156,043 cans have been donated post-event. Canstruction Vancouver’s website will soon undergo a rebrand; expect more details to follow.

For now though, the major dates to keep in mind:
January 6, 2012: Early bird ($400) registration ends
January 18, 2012: Captain’s School – location TBA
March 24 and 25, 2012: Canstruction build dates
March 26 to April 5, 2012: Canstruction exhibit open to the public along Georgia Street

Canstruction 2006

Fortis, Fluor, HSBC, Kodak and several local schools are just a handful of the dozen companies already committed to building a team of builders, designers, architects and sponsors, all for a worthy cause.

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