We Can-struction Facts
“The most important benefit we get from participating in We Can-struction is the opportunity to raise awareness of the role the food bank plays in our community and the chance to remind people in a fun and creative way that it really does not take much more than a little thoughtfulness and generosity now and then to make a huge difference in the lives of people we live and work with.” - David deMontigny, Faculty Advisor at University of Regina
The event involves creativity, collaboration, planning, and celebration, as the teams build and display their designs. The sculptures are made entirely out of full cans and boxes of food. After the structures are built, the creations go on display to the participants as a giant art exhibition.
At the end of the event, the sculptures are donated to local hunger relief organizations. The sculptures can remain on display until the end the meeting or beyond.
How it works:
The teams are given time to plan their structure and develop a materials list. Once the plan is developed, the teams can proceed with the process.
Each team is provided an equal amount of “Can Money” which they can take to the “Food bank” and purchase the cans needed to make their structure.
The teams are provided:
Cardboard, PVC pipe, tape, construction paper, cutting devices and various materials and supplies.
The sculptures are not solid cans. Various recyclable materials will be used as the base.
Teams are given time to build their masterpiece.
The teams do not need to build a super structure, they can build a smaller meaningful piece of art for display.
Awards are given to teams for several categories, just like a real art show.
The program includes:
- Event Coordination
- Event Staff
- Materials and Supplies
- Canned Goods
- Sound and Music
- Awards Team Identification