CANstruction a big success

Once again, the annual CANstruction event at Orchard Park Mall was a huge success - and a huge boon to the coffers of local food banks.

The design/build competition raised over 23,000 cans of food and $4,000 cash. The proceeds will be split between the Kelowna Community Food Bank, The Westside Community Food Bank and The Kelowna Salvation Army.

“We’re very grateful for all the support the community has shown.  This donation will go a long way to helping families in our community” said Darryl Burry, Lead Pastor for the Kelowna Salvation Army.   

“CANstruction is a great way to raise the issue of hunger in our community” added Lenetta Parry, Executive Director for the Kelowna and Westside Community Food Banks.  “It is a unique event that gets everyone involved, by way of teams, sponsors, judges, donors, volunteers and the general public who were able to vote for their favourite structure either in person or online.”

Winners this year include:

  • Glenrosa Middle School won Honorable Mention
  • Enactus won Best use of Label 
  • Structural Ingenuity went to Orchard Park Shopping Centre 
  • Best Meal was given to the Okanagan Adventist Academy
  • The Bragging Rights award was presented to Save On and Cooper’s Foods 
  • The Kelowna Jaycees took the People’s Choice award
  • And the overall winner, as decided by the judges, went to Montgomery Miles Law Firm.     

Judges’ included Bill Everitt (Southern Interior Construction Association), David Pfuetzner (Canadian Home Builders Association), Kelowna Councillor Maxine DeHart and the Rotary Club of Kelowna President, Dennis Campbell. 

“This is a perfect example of how working together CAN improve the health of our community”, says Natasha Orlitzky, CANstruction Kelowna Chair “the Rotary Club of Kelowna has committed to spearheading the event in 2016.”  To get involved, please visit us online at www.KelownaCanstruction.ca.

CANstruction is an international event, held annually in over 150 cities around the world and has contributed over 25 million pounds of food to local food banks since 1992.



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