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Canstruction Victoria 2018 FAQ

WHAT IS CANSTRUCTION®?

Canstruction Victoria is an annual event that brings together design and construction professionals along with community members to create amazing, free standing structures out of canned food. It is a part of an international competition that takes part in over 165 cities worldwide. For more information, visit:
www.canstruction.org

WHO ARE THE CANSTRUCTION® TEAMS?

Each team is required to have an architect, engineer, landscape architect, graphic designer, or other designated design professional. The rest of each team is made up of people like you, from the local community, who want to support the fight against hunger.

WHO DOES CANSTRUCTION® BENEFIT?

All the food used in the sculptures, is donated to the Mustard Seed Victoria food bank. All monetary donations collected from teams and from the viewing public are donated to the Mustard Seed as well.

WHO IS PUTTING ON CANSTRUCTION®?

Canstruction® Victoria is proudly presented by The Dahlia Society.

CAN I VOTE FOR MY FAVORITE SCULPTURE?

You sure can – the People’s Choice Award may be the most coveted of all prize categories for our sculpture builders! Visit our info table at center court of Hillside Centre to pick up a voting form. Each vote costs either $5 or 3 non-perishable food items. The money is donated directly to The Mustard Seed. You can vote as many times as you like! All voters will be entered into a draw for a Hillside Centre gift card.

CAN I MAKE A DONATION TO THE MUSTARD SEED?

Yes! The Mustard Seed has greater buying power than the general public, so monetary donations are very important. Please see the information desk at center court to make a donation. Tax receipts will be issued for donations over $25.

WHAT DATES IS THE EXHIBIT OPEN?

The sculptures will be built starting Friday, May 4th in the evening, and can-struction will continue all day Saturday, May 5th. Completed sculptures will be available to view until May 14th. De-can-struction will occur in the evening on May 14th.

CAN I VOLUNTEER DURING THE CANSTRUCTION® EXHIBITION?

You sure can! Volunteers are needed during the exhibition period, during set up, tear down, and for the gala awards. Please contact us for further details at volunteer@thedahliasociety.com

CAN GROUPS OR SCHOOL TOURS BE ARRANGED?

Absolutely! We hope to have a lot of schools and groups come down to the exhibit. To arrange for a personal guided tour where possible, contact us at info@thedahliasociety.com 

Important Dates
May 4th and May 5th, 2018 – Build Days
May 7th, 2018 – Judging Day
May 4th through May 14th, 2018 during mall hours- Public Viewing
May 14th, 2018 – Last chance to vote for your favourite sculpture!

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