This creation by Korah Collegiate won the People's Choice award today in the Canstruction competition.
The school garnered 39 percent of the online votes on a SooToday.com poll yesterday, compared to 28 percent for second place Sir James Dunn.
Canstruction issued the following news release: ************************** Canstruction event tons of success
The awards were presented in the Sault Canstruction competition today at the Holiday Inn.
The event had 10 builder teams construct structures from cans.
All of the food from the structures is being donated to the Sault Community Soup Kitchen, Vincent Place and Algoma U Food Bank.
The event collected more than 13,000 cans weighing in excess of six tons!
Mike Barker, chair of Vincent Place told the gathering, "This food, and what you have all accomplished this weekend, really makes a difference."
Holding up a can Barker said, "This literally feeds thousands of people in need, living in our community."
Tony Martin MP, was proud of his community for the support they offer each other.
"As I travel throughout Canada, I feel a sense of support in many communities," Martin said.
"Sault Ste. Marie is one of the best for helping each other in times of need and Canstruction sure showed that this weekend," he said.
Best Meal: Boston Hub
Best Use of Labels: Sir James Dunn
Structural Ingenuity: Korah
Juror’s Favourite: Sault College
People’s Choice: Korah (1st); and Sir James Dunn (2nd)
Honourable Mention: St. Basil; Rome’s Independent Grocers; City of Sault Ste. Marie; Boniferro Mill Works; and Sault Community Career Center
Mike Barker suggested a Huge Gold can could represent the work of Cathy McLelland, chair of Sault Canstruction.
For her part, McLelland was thankful to the many others that helped make the event such a success.
"The sponsors were extremely generous with their support and the teams, especially the students, showed community pride, creativity and skill in building these incredible structures. One can at a time, we can beat hunger," she said.