2010 Olympic Winter Games, Vancouver, BC
02/05/10 – Vancouver, BC – Today the Vancouver Aquarium revealed an enormous Inukshuk sculpture made entirely of cans of Ocean Wise recommended seafood in a display of Olympic spirit.
Created by an Aquarium design team, the Ocean Wise Canstruction© project will be available for viewing from now through the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. The seafood was generously donated by Raincoast Trading. Following the exhibit the canned fish will be donated to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society.
The Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society acknowledges that this contribution to their ongoing efforts to feed the hungry is not only fun, but needed. “We haven’t stopped talking about this since we first heard about it!” says Doug Aason, Director of Community Investment. “To see these community leaders come together to support us is just amazing! We thank the Vancouver Aquarium and Raincoast Trading for supporting us through this display of Olympic spirit.”
The Ocean Wise Canstruction© Inukshuk will remain on public display during the Olympic Winter Games from today through February 28th. Vancouver Aquarium visitors will find it on the outdoor beluga habitat at the entrance to the Canada’s Arctic exhibit.”
Article by Kent Hurl, Public Relations Supervisor at the Vancouver Aquarium