Faculty of Environment Participates in Canstruction Vancouver 2012
Faculty of Environment students along with SIAT and Engineering students collaborated to enter the Canstruction Vancouver 2012 charity competition.
Canstruction is a non-profit organization that holds annual design and build competitions to construct fantastic, giant sized, structures made entirely out of canned food. At the close of the competition all of the food used in the structures is donated to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society for distribution.
The sculptures will be on display from 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. daily, beginning Monday March 26, 2012 and continuing through to April 4, 2012 at the HSBC Pendulum Gallery (885 West Georgia Street). In addition sculptures can be found at the Four Seasons Hotel, 1075 West Georgia Street and 1111 West Georgia Street (FortisBC Centre). Anyone viewing the can creations is invited to make a donation of their own, which will also go to the food bank. The SFU sculpture consisted of 4000+ nutritious food items to be donated to the food bank.
The Canstruction Vancouver 2012 theme was 'Vancouver' and the SFU design consisted of the Simon Fraser Rose. See the sculpture's description below:
When Simon Fraser was sent West to expand trading opportunities for the North West Company in the early 1800s, he accepted with perseverance and valor. Under these principles was Simon Fraser University established. The university became committed to expanding into the city and engaging the world.
To symbolize this growth, we chose to reconstruct the Simon Fraser Rose (named in honour of Simon Fraser). The center of the rose represents the three diverse campuses of SFU connected as one. The petals represent the blossoming of Metro Vancouver and the leaves represent the vast natural setting that is British Columbia.
As a whole, the three separate parts of the rose combined reflect the community fostered by Simon Fraser University and the essence of the City of Vancouver.
For more info, please visit: http://www.canstructionvancouver.com/