Canstruction starts tomorrow!

Hey KW friends! The Food Bank of Waterloo Region’s annual Canstruction competition starts tomorrow (Saturday) at Conestoga Mall. The build teams will be there during the day and after mall hours, and you can check out all of the completed structures throughout the week. They’ve also got a new “Try a Build” event, where groups can spend a couple of hours in the mall building with supplied cans. It’s a great idea, and I’m really sad that I’ll miss seeing it happen.

As most/all of you know, Canstruction was an important part of my life over the past six years. Add in the Robin in the Hood Medieval Festival, which held its auditions this week, and I admit to feeling homesick at the moment. I guess March is typically when my volunteer activities start to ramp up, so I’m feeling a bit displaced right now.

And the funny thing is that I know this feeling well…it’s what compelled me to move back to BC.

Don’t get me wrong. I’m not second-guessing the move. If anything, I’m affirming it. This was necessary, if only for me to find out where I really belong in the long run. It was always going to bother me if I stayed in Ontario and wondered what it would be like to live in BC. Now, that can’t ever be the case again. If I stay here, it’s because I’m happiest here. If I eventually move back in a year or three, it’s because I think I’ll be happier in Ontario. Right now, there’s no way to know how that will all play out, and I’m cool with that.

I suppose it’s kind of nice having two places that I can call happily call home. But it kind of sucks that I can only be in one of them at a time.

It’s like eating half your cake…while the other half is three time zones away.

Anyway, do me a favour. Since I’m missing Canstruction Waterloo Region for the first time ever, please go and check it out. I’d appreciate it a lot, but the people who receive support from The Food Bank of Waterloo Region will appreciate it even more.