Students in the college’s Engineering Technologies programs are eager to begin building and benefitting the community at Canstruction, an annual event where teams make structures entirely out of full cans of food. At the end of the exhibition, all food is donated to the Lethbridge Interfaith Food Bank, which distributes the food across the city, including to the LCSA Food Bank.
The idea of Canstruction was inspired by a group of New York architects and engineers in 1992 who wanted to unite the design, engineering and construction industry by providing art and inspiration to the city as well as canned food to local hunger relief organizations. The events have helped raise over 50 million pounds of food for local foodbanks during the past 25 years.
Lethbridge College Engineering Technologies students have participated in the local Canstruction exhibition for three of the past four years, and they are looking forward to returning to Centre Village Mall to build their can-creation this spring. Donations of cash and cans to support their efforts are welcome and can be dropped off at the LCSA office in Centre Core. The event is open to any team interested in participating; teams can register to participate before Jan. 15 by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The build starts on March 1 and will be displayed through March 29.