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    Canstruction at the CMI Cans Get You Cooking Symposium

    October 15, 2014- Canstruction® visits the Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) in Washington, D.C. this fall for their Cans Get You Cooking Symposium held at the Fathom Gallery. Cans Get You CookingTM is a national campaign to increase the awareness that the general public has on canned food products, their benefits, and the values they reinforce. CMI organized a buffet lunch featuring canned food products while introducing their gusts to the Cans Get You Cooking Program. Special guest speakers included Vice President of Play!, Julie Shumaker, as well as Food Network and Cooking Channel star Kelsey Nixon. The cansculpture® incorporated into this event was a seven foot tall ear of corn comprised of five varieties of canned corn, peas, and sauerkraut. The 1,000 cans used in the structure were donated to The Capital Area Food Bank. For additional photos of the structure, please click here. For more information on the Cans Get You Cooking campaign and the Can Manufacturers Institute, or to learn more about the benefits of canned food, please refer to the links provided.
  • Oklahoma Pork Council 2014

    Canstruction & OK Pork Introduce Chris P. Bacon

    October 13, 2014- Canstruction® and the Oklahoma Pork Council celebrate National Pork Month and assist with Governor Mary Fallin's Feeding Oklahoma Food Drive by creating a 12-foot pig named "Chris P. Bacon." This cansculpture® is comprised of 10,000 cans of food ranging from baked beans and tomatoes to green beans and peas. Chris will be on display at the Penn Square Mall in Oklahoma City, OK from October 13, 2014 to October 19, 2014. Visitors to the mall are encouraged to "snap a selfie" with Chris and post it via Facebook or Twitter, mentioning Oklahoma Pork Council, in order to win a free Bacon of the Month Club membership. On October 20, 2014 the top ten photos will be featured on the Oklahoma Pork Council's Facebook page for a final vote by the public. Following the vote, the cans used to build Chris will be donated to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. For more information on the Oklahoma Pork Council and Chris P. Bacon, click here. For additional photos from this event, click here.
  • Dreamforce 2014

    Dreamforce 2014

    October 13, 2014- Canstruction® traveled to the beautiful San Francisco, CA for the 2014 Dreamforce event held by Salesforce. Salesforce is a computing company that focuses on utilizing cloud technology and are most known for having the highest ranked customer relationship management (CRM) application in the world. An integrated philanthropy of 1-1-1, centered on people, technology and resources, led to the development of Dreamforce: a week-long program focused on creating live solutions with content that is specific for any role in any company. With over 1,400 sessions and more than 100,000 attendees, Dreamforce began a One Million Meals program and asked Canstruction® to create a 6' x 15' waved mosaic of canned food to promote their cause with the message #DFGIVES. On Monday, October 13, 2014 Salesforce founder and CEO, Marc Benioff, unveiled the cansculpture® and launched Dreamforce 2014 alongside San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and minority leader of the United States House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi. At the closing of the week, #DFGIVES and the One Million Meals initiative has reached their goal and the donated meal count has been tripled with motivational speaker Tony Robbins and Marc Benioff offering to match the amount, boosting the total to over 3,000,000 meals donated to those in need. For additional photos of the cansculpture® please click here. Featured photo credited to Salesforce.com, Inc.
  • CAP 2014: Integrated Oncology

    Canstruction at the 2014 CAP

    September 7, 2014- Canstruction® partnered with LabCorp's Specialty Testing Group, Integrated Oncology, for the 2014 College of American Pathologists' CAP. The CAP is an annually held pathology conference that took place in Chicago, Illinois. Known to the public as the only meeting made for and by pathologists. CAP'14 included: in-depth discussions on the latest in pathology research, coverage of cytogenic case studies, networking opportunities, and more. The cansculpture® provided by Canstruction® for this event was a Y-chromosome reaching over six feet in height, composed of 1,200 tuna cans. The canned food from the structure was donated to local beneficiary, The Greater Chicago Food Depository, and will provide 312 meals to feed the hungry. For more information, please refer to the Integrated Oncology and Greater Chicago Food Depository websites.
  • "Together We Win - United We Eat" by The SK&A Group

    Canstruction Corporate Team Visits DC for 2014 Competition

    Saturday, August 23, 2014: The Canstruction® corporate team travels to the nation's capital in support of Canstruction®Washington, D.C.'s 2014 Professional Competition. Presented and sponsored by the Washington Architectural Foundation, the theme presented to the public this year was "Play With Your Food." Twenty-eight participating teams gathered at the National Building Museum to build enormous game-inspired cansclptures® ranging from childhood toys and treats to traditional game show favorites. Made up of over 65,000 cans, the sculptures created this year are a sight to be seen, on display through September 5, 2014. Vote for your favorite sculpture here or in person, donating canned goods to the "ballet box" placed in front of each structure. The team with the most votes will win 2014's People's Choice Award and all donated items will be sent to the Capital Area Food Bank. To sneak a peek at some of the entries, click here.
  • CNE 2014- Toronto, ON, Canada

    Toronto’s 2014 Mayoral CANdidates Emerge at CNE

    On Saturday, August 09, 2014, Canstruction held a special event build in Toronto, Canada for the upcoming Canadian National Exhibition (CNE). The ever-talented DWL Architects + Planners, Inc. designed and built the three impressive mosaics in the likeness of the front-running mayoral candidates for Toronto's 2014 election: John Tory, Olivia Chow, and Rob Ford. Each candidate was made up of over 3,000 cans of tuna fish, measuring in at 6 feet in height and length, which provided 2,600 meals to The Salvation Army. CNE, also known as "The EX", is holding its 136th annual event from August 15 to September 1, 2014; and will provide large donation bins in front of each of the three structures. Every CNE attendee is encouraged to bring in a canned food item in order to vote for who they think should win the election, creating a unique element of charity and democracy at this year's exhibition. For additional photographs, please click here.
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    Life Size Ram 3500 Truck at the Calgary Stampede

    On July 8, 2014, Canstruction and the Chrysler Foundation partnered together in creating a life-size Ram 3500 Truck out of 25,000 cans of food. The build was located in Downtown Calgary during the 102nd annual Calgary Stampede, a ten day festival that attracts over one million visitors per year. The Canstruction team was sponsored by the Chrysler Foundation and provided over 19,600 meals to the Calgary Food Bank. Check out the Gallery for more photos of the Event!
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