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Edition #645  Friday, May 11, 2018

Happy Mother's Day

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An annual event in Victoria and many other cities is the Canstruction fundraising can sculpture event. Teams of intrepid designers build displays of varying degrees of intricacy, entirely out of canned and non-perishable goods. All cans and any donations received during the event are donated to a charitable organization, in this case, The Mustard Seed. For more information on both the Victoria chapter and the USA National Headquarters, go to and

Our good friend Rebecca of Low Hammond Rowe Architects, assisted in the construction of this "Tsunami of Food" based on the classic Hokusai masterpiece, "Beneath The Wave Off Kanagawa".

Harold Engineering and Knappett Projects created this impressively accurate version of the earth entitled "InterCANnected".

Here we see what may possibly be a tin can version of the Chinese Space Station that recently crashed to earth.

In this "Stay Calm and Drink Tea" arrangement you can see some of the intricate framework required.

Here we have the Canadian Tire version of the Olympic Rings.

This "World Can Eat Soup" construction reminds me more of a hot tub.

Getting their inspiration from a familiar sight in the waters around Victoria, the firm of Christine Lantott, Architects, created their "CANtainer Ship" scene.

For fans of Jules Verne, Phileas Fogg and Passepartout, we have the sculpture entitled "Around the World in 2500 Cans".

This group of sculptures was created by the Fairway Market Babushka Babes. It's called "Shopping Around the World".

Everyone knows bees are an integral part of food production. Here, in this sculpture titled "Buzzing Around the World" we see dozens of them hard at work.

The Can Mahal was created by students of St. Michael's University School.

Harmony and Willie, volunteers for The Dahlia Society and The Mustard Seed, staffed the Canstruction info booth.

This columnar map of the earth was probably a bit easier to make than a real life globe.

I know it's a storm trooper in a Ferrari and not Elon Musk in his Tesla but you get the idea.

Canstruction 2018

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We received ten correct answers to our last stamp identification quiz. That means a $10.00 donation to Salvation Army.

Here's the portion of the stamp we asked you to identify

Here's the answer - Canada #1014, the 32c New Brunswick Bicentennial issued in 1984.

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