CANstruction another success for Inn of the Good Shepherd

Community-backed initiative, now in its 10th year, is key to ongoing efforts to feed the hungry

This entry, "SpongeBob CANpants," was built by students and staff at St. Matthew Catholic School in Sarnia. It is one of 16 entries in the CANstruction competition. Online voting takes place until early April.

Organizers of the recent CANstruction event at Lambton Mall are calling the popular exhibits put together by local teams of employees throughout the region a rousing success—with more than 55,000 canned and boxed food items that made up the 16 structures.

With a theme of “cartoons,” kids and adults alike were entertained, not just at the building (which took place last Saturday—March 23, 2019)—but on Sunday, March 24 (judging day).

The structures will remain standing through Lambton Mall till April 9 when they will be “disassembled” and the boxed and canned food items delivered to the Inn’s food bank.

“This event could not be done with teamwork from the Inn staff, sponsors, teams, and our amazing volunteers,” said Myles Vanni, executive director in the organization’s newsletter. “Big thanks to Lambton Mall for being our host to the event and so supportive to CANstruction over the years. Couldn’t do it without them… it takes a village!”

Online voting for the favourite structure at this year’s CANstruction is still underway. The website is

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