Founded in 1992, Canstruction’s mission is to highlight the issue of hunger across communities, collect food for distribution to thousands and to showcase the creativity of the design industry. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, 13.1 million children under 18 in the United States live in households where they are unable to consistently access enough nutritious food necessary for a healthy life. For more than two decades, the design community in Boston has united through a creative medium that provides canned food for charities fighting hunger in MA. In 2015, Canstruction Boston donated 82,310 pounds of food from the participating 25 teams, which is the equivalent of more than 63,315 meals meal servings. In the past 20 years, Canstruction Boston has collected more than 800,000 pounds of food, which has provided over 675,000 meals to those in the Greater Boston and surrounding areas.
This year’s theme is fairy tales, folklore, and mythical creatures!
Members of the public will have the opportunity to vote online for their favorite works through the Canstruction Boston Facebook page at facebook.com/CanstructionBoston from October 8, until 1pm on October 11. After the sculptures are dismantled, all the canned goods, supplied by the teams, will be donated to the Merrimack Valley Food Bank in Lowell, MA.When:
Oct 22, 2017 10am in Williamstown, MACost:
PARENT/CHILD: Focuses on water acclamation through song and water play while continuing to further enhance the parent/child bond. Wash cloths and water toys utilized. Pool noodles, bubbles, and kick boards are available. NO puddle jumpers and/or anything on their arms, as it restricts proper arm movement and the ability to swim well. Per Williams Inn, SWIM DIAPERS MANDATORY if not potty trained. NO CANCELLATION POLICY TICKET COST: $84 DUE ON OR BEFORE THE 1st DAY OF CLASS CASH/CHECK Payable to: Angela Macdonald, 79 Liberty Street, North Adams, MA 01247 NO CHILD will be able to swim without payment by the first day
When: Nov 7, 2017 5:30PM in Williamstown, MA
INTERMEDIATE: Independent swimmer who has transitioned or is ready to transition off a bubble. Focus on swim strokes/techniques, independent jumping and early diving through song and water play. Pool noodles, kick boards and toys will be utilized. Limited recommended swim bubbles available. ADVANCED: Independent swimmer who has transitioned off a bubble. Focus on swim strokes/techniques, diving, underwater play and depth, all through song and water play. Pool noodles, kick boards and toys will be utilized. (will adapt to both swim levels) NO CANCELLATION POLICY TICKET COST: $84 DUE ON OR BEFORE THE 1st DAY OF CLASS CASH/CHECK Payable to: Angela Macdonald, 79 Liberty Street, North Adams, MA 01247 NO CHILD will be able to swim without payment by the first day.
When: Nov 7, 2017 6:30PM in Williamstown, MA