CANstruction event begins at Lambton Mall

Fifth annual effort in support of Inn of the Good Shepherd expected to give boost to local food bank

Imperial Oi's CANstruction 2016 team was hard at work on Saturday morning at Lambton Mall.
Imperial Oi's CANstruction 2016 team was hard at work on Saturday morning at Lambton Mall.

Sarnia’s Inn of the Good Shepherd, which has an ongoing need for about 40,000 pounds of food a month, is hoping the fifth annual CANstruction event, now ongoing at Lambton Mall, will help.

Some 14 teams spent a good part of Saturday in constructing their entries in hopes of being judged among the best at a Sunday, March 6 awards event—to be held at the Food Court at 1 p.m.

As in past year’s visitors from now until March 17 will be able to donate money to the CANstruction cause, effectively voting for their favourite structures, with the People’s Choice Awards being made on that day at 7 p.m. (also at the Food Court). The team with the most money donated will win.

Among those teams are a joint entry from Agoya Fitness Studio and Langtree Controls.

Other teams (and their themed structures) include:

  • Imperial Oil’s “Take A Bite out of Hunger”
  • TD Canada’s “Green Machines”
  • Shell Canada’s “Quackers and Soup”
  • Lambton College Enactus’ “Victoria Falls”
  • Suncor’s “Toronto’s Skyline”
  • Pembina’s “The CANosseum”
  • LEHDER’s “The Leaning Tower of Pizza”
  • Nova’s “Oh Canada”
  • Worley Parsons’ “Hunger isn’t Pharaoh”
  • Sarnia FC’s “Out GOAL is to SWEEP away HUNGER”
  • OLG’s “It’s a Me . . . Mario!!!”
  • Lanxess’ “Team Rubbernecks”
  • Superstore’s “Team Superstore”

Other awards include:

  • Junior Outstanding Structure (sponsored by Ontario Power Generation)
  • Best Use of Labels (sponsored by Lambton Mall)
  • Structural Ingenuity (sponsored by Professional Engineers Ontario)
  • Judges Favourite (sponsored by Bulk Barn)
  • Best Meal (sponsored by Paddy Flaherty’s Irish Grill)
  • Most Cans (sponsored by OLG Casino Point Edward)
  • Best Use of Theme (sponsored by J&A Construction)
  • Rookie of the Year

Judges this year include Clarke Boddy, vice president, Seniors Living, Steeves & Rozema; Alex Kohut, Lambton Mall; Bill Abercrombie, president, Sarnia Sting; Stephanie Chaves, Blackburn Radio; and John Hettinga, member, Professional Engineers Ontario.

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