2016 Structures and Award Winners


ABA Architects Inc

"Knock Hunger Out of the Park!"

Last fall, our community came together to support the Toronto Blue Jays in their exciting playoff run. The passion and dedication shown by Jays fans is exactly what The Food Bank is looking for from our Community to "Knock Hunger Out of the Park" this year! We hope our Canstruction project will get people excited about the upcoming Blue Jays season and supporting The Food Bank of Waterloo Region!

Total Number of Cans Used: 1,030


City of Kitchener

"Field of Beans"

Hot food in a pleasant space has always been a focal point for friends, family, and community to get together. Friends and neighbours sharing and eating together builds and strengthens that community. The "Field of Beans" represents our belief that communities are grown through these types of gatherings. It is our desire that the food donated here will help those in need and continue to strengthen our entire Region.

Total Number of Cans Used: 2,050



Conestoga College, Architecture Construction Engineering Technology (ACET)

"Terrorizing Hunger"

Extra Extra , Read All About it!!; Godzilla Destroys Hunger
In the City of Waterloo, Godzilla is fearless and capable of destroying anything and everything, including hunger. With the help of the Architecture Construction Engineering Technology program at Conestoga College, Godzilla unleashes his mighty powers to destroy all hunger problems so no one goes hungry!
Our build symbolizes strength and unity. By coming together, Godzilla CAN conquer hunger, bring the community and Food Bank together to create a brighter future for everyone.

Total Number of Cans Used: 3,100

Award: Honourable Mention


Dillon Consulting Ltd

"Turning the Tide on Hunger"

The greatest challenges of our time, like climate change and world hunger, are closely interlinked. As we prepare to face these challenges together, the power of our community is like a tidal wave that can overcome any obstacle. There is an ocean of ideas and solutions out there - and you CAN make a difference.  

Total Number of Cans Used: 2,000




"The Wall of Hope"

We chose a Star Wars theme this year. We believe that it will be something that young and older people can relate to. Plus the older crowd will be able to relate the Title of one of the original movies "A New Hope", to our structure "The Wall of Hope".

Total Number of Cans Used: 1,440



"Sketch Out Hunger"

Just like our custom dual sided Etch-a-Sketch, there are two sides to every story. Once we make hunger disappear, the families within our community have the essential nourishment they need to make positive changes in their lives. The result is a chain reaction of positivity. You CAN be the difference that helps to put a meal on a table and bring hope and comfort back into someone's life. Do it. Donate Now.

Total Number of Cans Used: 2,950



Intel Security Group

"CANdroid's Picnic"

In a galaxy far, far away...where no one has gone before...these droids don't need to eat, but here and now people do! Whether you prefer trek or wars, be a star, join the CANpaign to help fight hunger by supporting The Food Bank of Waterloo Region!

Total Number of Cans Used: 1,654


MTE Consultants Inc

"We Came, We Saw, We Conquered Hunger"

Following his success in battle, Julius Caesar announced, "Veni, vidi, vici" - "I came, I saw, I conquered". The Colosseum is a classic architectural representation of this Roman bravery and fearlessness. Gladiators who fought in the arena exhibited bravery in their quest for victory over their opponents. Over the past nine years, the MTE team has been relentless in the pursuit to defeat our opponent, hunger in our community. With your help, this year We Came, We Saw, We Conquered Hunger!

Total Number of Cans Used: 3,150 

Award: Structural Ingenuity

 Muslim-Association-of-Canada_The-Benefits-of-Giving_2016-03-15.jpgMuslim Association of Canada, Waterloo Chapter

"The Benefits of Giving are Multiplied Many Times Over"

Research has proven what we have all known for ages - that giving yields countless benefits to both the receiver and the giver. Charity can be likened to a grain of corn which produces many ears, each ear yielding a hundred grains. We believe hunger CAN be eradicated and that every bit of effort towards this goal counts.

Total Number of Cans Used:



"Feeding Families"

Everyone deserves access to nutritious, wholesome food. At NCR Waterloo, we're proud to support The Food Bank of Waterloo Region in their efforts to end hunger, fight malnutrition, nourish our young and ensure that no family or individual in our community goes hungry. 

Total Number of Cans Used: 2,500

Award: Best Meal


"Erasing Hunger"

We wanted to connect Education with ending world hunger in a way that was obvious but not obnoxious. A chalk board is universally recognized as a tool in Education; we imagined that ending world hunger could be as easy as erasing the word from a chalk board, if we all made the universal effort.

Total Number of Cans Used: 1,500

Award: People's Choice

 Pioneer-Craftsmen_The-Hearth-of-the-Matter_2016-03-15.jpgPioneer Craftsmen Ltd

"The Hearth of the Matter"

Pioneer Craftsmen strives to turn ordinary houses into comforting homes. Just as we have a responsibility to our clients to give them our very best, we have a responsibility to help those in need - be it with clothing, shelter, or a simple meal. As our fireplace is the hearth of the home it also represents the heart of our community- where we all rally together to offer a soft place to fall. Never underestimate the difference your contribution can make to warm someone's heart.

Total Number of Cans Used: 2,800


Pier Structural Engineering Corp (P-Sec)

"Kissing Hunger Goodbye"

In our second year participating in CANstruction, we wanted to incorporate a local landmark that closely links our build with the Region. We choose the Kissing Bridge in West Montrose due to its heritage value across Canada. Our intent with this year's build is to promote Kissing Hunger Good-Bye.

Total Number of Cans Used: 2,700


Quadro Engineering Corp

"Yoda Battles Hunger"

Yoda is revered for his wisdom in the Star Wars series. We believe he would encourage everyone to use our force to end hunger in Waterloo Region and around the world. The Quadro team feels Yoda is a fitting representative to raise awareness of the need for the basic necessity of food in our own communities. "End Hunger -- we CAN!"

Total Number of Cans Used: 1,500

Award: Best Use of Labels, Most Meals Raised

 Rombald_Hitting-Hunger-Out-of-the-Park_2016-03-15.jpgRombald Inc

"Hitting Hunger Out of the Park"

Living an active lifestyle is good for your health and it's important to fuel our bodies with nutritious food so that we have the energy we need to make it around the bases. The Food Bank provides those in need with access to wholesome food so that everyone has the ability to play the game. If we all step up to the plate and work together as a team we CAN strike out hunger in the community.  

Total Number of Cans Used: 3,000

Award: Judges' Favourite

 Stantec_Fountain-of-Hope_2016-03-15.jpgStantec Consulting Ltd

"Fountain of Hope"

The Stantec team has CANstructed a fountain of hope. We hope that, working together, we can solve the problems in our community that lead to hunger. We hope that someday every neighbour and friend, every adult and child, will have enough to eat each day. We hope that this fountain inspires you to help us make this dream a reality.
Toss your coins into this fountain and make a wish to eliminate hunger in our community.

Total Number of Cans Used: 1,800


University of Waterloo, Engineering Society

"Phone Home"

E.T.: [gives Elliot a newspaper and points at a comic picture] Phone.
Elliot: 'Phone'? He said 'phone'? He said 'phone'?
Gertie: Can't you understand English? He said 'phone'.
E.T.: [points to closet] Home?
Elliot: You're right. That's E.T.'s home.
E.T.: [scurries over to the window and points his long finger towards it] E.T. home phone.
Gertie: [clarifying] E.T. phone home.
Elliot: E.T. phone home.
[understanding what he means]
Elliot: E.T. phone home!

Join us and The Food Bank to help in the mission of ending world hunger, making us all one step closer for everyone, including E.T., to come home.

Total Number of Cans Used: 1,100



"Towering Over Hunger" 

We present five of the world's tallest and most interesting buildings: Burj Khalifa (Dubai), Taipei 101 (Taipei City), Petronas Towers (Kuala Lumpur), Willis Tower (Chicago) and CCTV Building (Beijing), all made out of cans! With this build, we want to show that if the world can create and build the Burj Khalifa, a structure that is 2,722 feet tall, then we can definitely Tower Over Hunger and beat it in our community!

Total Number of Cans Used: 1,000

A special thank you to photographer Elissa Den Hoed.