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What is Try-A-Build?

Try-A-Build is an opportunity for you (corporate teams, community groups and individuals) to experience Canstruction® Waterloo Region on a smaller, more manageable scale.

There is something for everyone, click below to learn how you can get involved!

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Corporate & Community Groups

Looking for a great team building event?

Corporate teams and community groups are invited to Try-A-Build from March 9-12, 2020. Each day, two teams (maximum five people per team) will be challenged to build a house – with 400 cans and only 2 hours. Teams are encouraged to make the house their own with additional elements.

Note: To maintain fairness among all participants, teams are not permitted to bring additional food to include in the Try-A-Build structure.

The Food Bank will provide the cans, space and supplies. You bring the skills, creativity and energy!

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Corporate and Community Group Registration

To register your corporate or community group for Try-A-Build, please click here.

Once your registration is received, a team member will contact you to secure payment and confirm your participation details. Thank you for helping to #FeedWR.

Note: Maximum of five team members per team.

What is the cost to participate?

The registration fee is $250.00.

The registration fee is used to offset the cost of food provided for your build but also assists with transportation and operational costs to ensure the food is distributed to those in need of food assistance.

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Be a Try-A-Build Champion

Every day we will name a daily Try-A-Build champion. Voting begins immediately following the build and runs for the duration of the day. The build with the most votes – via social media – will be crowned that day’s Try-A-Build champion!

Winner of the daily Try-A-Build will be announce the next morning.

Put your thinking caps on…what kind of house will you build?

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Try-A-Build Schedule

*Building will take place daily from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Monday, March 9:    Julie D. Martin Century 21 Heritage House Ltd   vs

Tuesday, March 10:    Team A  vs Team B

Wednesday, March 11:  Team A  vs Team B

Thursday, March 12:  Team A  vs Team B

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Family & Friends

Grab your friends and family and Try-A-Build!

On March 7 and 8 the general public is invited to Try-A-Build! A minimum $5 donation to The Food Bank of Waterloo Region is appreciated.

Stop by the Winners Hallway in Conestoga Mall to participate and get creative! There will be a few examples of CAN-structures, you are encouraged to be creative with your build.

Note: Children must be 6 years of age or older to participate and adult supervision is required.

The Food Bank will provide the cans, space and supplies. You bring the skills, creativity and energy!

Thank you to our Try-A-Build sponsor


March 7 - 12, 2020


Conestoga Mall
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Contact Info

Trish Marinoni

Tel: 519.743.5576 ext.239

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