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Grand Valley Chapter (GVC) receives Honourable Mention at CANstruction

On March 14, Grand Valley Chapter (GVC) members gathered at Conestoga Mall in Waterloo for their sixth build as part of CANstruction, an organization that hosts competitions, exhibitions and events showcasing colossal structures made entirely out of full cans of food.

Members of the team first met on January 26 to come up with ideas for this year's build. Team ARIDO met twice more, fundraised, and did a practice build over two evenings. Finally on March 13, build day arrived and the 'BaCAN BBQ' gourmet food truck was born. It took the team six hours to complete the build, but they all did a great job! The CANstruction judges awarded our structure an Honorable Mention. After two years absent from the event, we were very pleasantly surprised to be recognised for our hard work. 

About 'BaCAN BBQ':
The gourmet food truck is a newcomer to Waterloo Region. The BaCAN BBQ Truck is the latest addition. But a quick and tasty lunch or dinner is not within reach of many of our area residents. #DestroyHunger. Support the Foodbank.

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MEMBERS OF TEAM ARIDO: Karen Wilson, Rosemary Ratkaj, Sanja Mrsa, Ania Onichuk, Benjamin Ouellette, Brett Miller, Katie Rice, and Mary-Ann Fowler.



With support from the following companies, team ARIDO raised $5,400 to purchase 2,854 non-perishable food items.

SILVER SPONSORS: Bolyu ‎, Baker's atWork, Casey's Creative Kitchens, Gross Sales, Interface Flor, Mumby Insurance, Tandus, Wilsonart, and The Woodhouse Group.

OTHER SPONSORS: Dauphin, Stone Tile, Wendell Motors, Karen Wilson Interior Design, Elemental Interiors, Forbo, Olympia Tile, and Dakon Construction.

Industry Partners
Milliken Interface Caesarstone Canada Shaw Contract Architex Levey Industries
Altex Krug IIDEX CERAGRES Benjamin Moore Lauzon
Midgley Hunter Doulgas Arconas Williams Sonoma For The Trade HanStone Patcraft
Cosentino Mohawk Group Knoll
Tier 3 Members