Canstruction® 2017


March 8-11



The event

Canstruction® Nova Scotia is a dynamic food and fundraising event in support of Feed Nova Scotia, where teams come together to build incredible structures entirely out of canned food. This unique event has become an annual tradition, showcasing abundant talent and creative power, with an added benefit of helping to Feed hungry families.


The sculptures are judged by a team of community leaders and industry professionals in the following categories:


• Structural Ingenuity
• Best Meal
• Best Use of Labels
• Juror’s Favourite
• Honourable Mention


They are also displayed at a public exhibition, where the public is invited to vote on the People's Choice Award.


Download the following for further details on the building and judging process: Rules and Regulations Sheet


When the event is over, the food is donated to Feed Nova Scotia to help stock the shelves of food banks and meal programs across the province.


Key dates and times

January 20, 2017 - Early bird registration deadline

March 8, 2017 - Build day

March 8-11, 2017 - Public exhibit

Awards ceremony TBD (by invitation only)


Competitive fun

Supporting a worthy cause feels great, but there’s an added bonus too—bragging rights are clearly at stake. Canstruction® Nova Scotia is organized as part of an international design/build competition held throughout North America and Australia. Nova Scotia’s winners go on to an international competition, competing with the best cansculptures from across North America.


Event partners

We are pleased to recognize and thank our partners who help make this event possible year after year:


Design Construction Institute (DCI)
Engineers Nova Scotia (ENS)
Interior Designers of Nova Scotia (IDNS)
Nova Scotia Association of Architects (NSAA)

Society of Design Administration



Food Banks Canada Better Business Bureau Volunteer Canada AirFire Telephone and Data