$194,100 raised for The Mustard Seed through Canstruction Victoria

The Dahlia Society's Canstruction Victoria results are in! Between the twelve (12) teams and the public’s generosity, there were 43,293 cans (each valued at approx. $2.60) and $4,700 in cash donations raised for The Mustard Seed — that amounts to over 194,100 dollars! There was also a record number of community voters this year.

VICA members that participated in 2018:

  • Farmer Construction
  • Knappett Projects & Herold Engineering
  • Kinetic Construction

THE KINETIC CATOGRAPHERS: WIPE HUNGER OFF THE MAP
Kinetic Canstruction

Other industry participants: Lowe Hammond Rowe Architects, Christine Lintott Architecture, Colonial Countertops

ABOUT CANSTRUCTION

Canstruction® Victoria is an annual event that brings together design and construction professionals along with community members to create free standing structures out of canned food. It is a part of an international competition that takes part in over 165 cities worldwide. Each team is required to have an architect, engineer, landscape architect, graphic designer, or other designated design professional. For more information, visit: www.canstruction.org


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