CanStruction competition benefits Medicine Hat Food Bank

By Leah Murray
March 20, 2017 - 4:35pm Updated: March 20, 2017 - 7:31pm
Medicine Hat Teepee CanStruction build at the Family Leisure Centre
Medicine Hat Teepee CanStruction build at the Family Leisure Centre Photo: Tammy Vanderloh
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Dove with olive branch Photo: Tammy Vanderloh
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Medicine Hat College Photo: Tammy Vanderloh


MEDICINE HAT, AB — Residents in Medicine Hat are being encouraged to head down to the Family Leisure Centre to see some of the amazing works of edible art that have been built.

It’s part of the city’s first ever ‘CanStruction’ event.

Seven teams of people are competing to build structures out of canned food items.

The competitors include the Medicine Hat College, Methanex, River Heights School and Southview School to name a few.

Teams had eight hours to build their structures.

The winner will be announced Wednesday, but Hatters have until March 28 to vote on their favourite design.

Winners of CanStruction competitions are eligible to compete against one another in the CanStruction International Competition to win titles for the best structures.

The structures will be on display until March 29.

On March 30 they will be taken down and all the food will be given to the Medicine Hat and District Food Bank.

The city said it plans to make this an annual event and will plan to host another competition in 2018.

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