Canstruction® is a design/build competition that ingeniously combines artistic creativity with a charitable cause, fighting hunger within the Ottawa region.

This competition consists of the design and building of colossal structures made entirely of canned foods by teams composed of architects, engineers, designers, contractors and other design professionals. Awards for best use of labels, best meal, structural ingenuity, juror’s favourite, public’s favourite and two honourable mentions will be given to teams. Canstruction® will be held at the Shenkman Art Centre from May 30th to June 5th and is organized by the Ottawa Regional Society of Architects (ORSA) and the Society for Design Administration (SDA). All food donations and cans used for the creation of these structures will be given to the Ottawa Food Bank at the closing of the event.

Canstruction – models
Orleans-Cumberland Community Resource Centre (OCCRC)
The OCCRC is offering a variety of activities during the Orléans Festival which will take place at their recently opened centre on Centrum Boulevard, directly across from the Shenkman Arts Centre.

An information booth and open house. Information on our Centre will be provided and questions from community members will be answered. Friday and Saturday from noon to 5 p.m.

Activities for young children:
Friday – face painting from 1 to 5 p.m.
Saturday – crafts and games from noon to 5 p.m.
Festival-goers are invited to bring non-perishable items for the food program.

Children’s Wish Foundation
Designed by “KIDS CROOKED HOUSE CANADA” and sponsored by the HEART OF ORLEANS BIA.

Here’s your chance to WIN a special backyard playhouse for the kids!

Tickets are only $5.00 each or 3 for $10 and are on sale NOW.

The “Playhouse for Wishes” is on display at the Shenkman Arts Centre from May 2nd until DRAW DATE on June 4th. Limited number of tickets available so contact us now to arrange to pick up yours. Tickets will also be sold at the Festival.

Call or email us at 613-221-9474

The Children’s Wish Foundation is thrilled to be a participating partner to the “Taste of Orleans”. We will be there with our STICKY FINGER BRIGADE team of volunteers distributing wet naps to visitors which will help avoid those sticky fingers after tasting all the delicious treats being offered during the festival activities. We will of course welcome all donations in exchange for the wet naps! Every dollar will make a real difference in the life of a child living with a high-risk, life threatening illness. Looking forward to meeting everyone at the Taste of Orleans on June 4th.