Makeshift Shel­ter con­test for Night of the Home­less

List of per­mit­ted ma­te­ri­als

Sherbrooke Record - - LOCAL NEWS -

The Nuit des sans-abris is a col­lec­tive act of sol­i­dar­ity with those who live with home­less­ness. Home­less­ness can af­fect any­one at any time, re­gard­less of age or eco­nomic sit­u­a­tion ... It can some­times be a per­sonal catas­tro­phe event that leads to this sit­u­a­tion, while at other times it might be a se­quence of un­happy events. In short, no one is im­mune.

The event pro­vides an op­por­tu­nity to win a tro­phy on the spe­cial night, Oc­to­ber 20 in Sher­brooke. : Among the three or­ga­ni­za­tions that re­ceive the most "Likes" for their en­tries, one will be cho­sen by a jury and de­clared win­ner of the "on­line" sec­tion of the con­test.

Fi­nally, teams are also in­vited to take part in the Great Makeshift Con­test dur­ing the night at the Marché de la gare, start­ing at 6 pm where up to 15 teams will com­pete by build­ing their ac­tual

• 2 pieces of can­vases / plas­tic sheet­ing

• 6 wooden sticks less than 6 feet long • 2 cov­ers • 3 strings / cords / laces less than 3 feet in length

• A "re­main­der" of tape at least 6 feet long • 2 card­board boxes • Newsprint • A reusable and safe ma­te­rial of your own.

No metal, no other al­loys, and no bro­ken shel­ters.

Par­tic­i­pa­tion in the con­test can pro­mote team co­he­sion, .af­firm the so­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity of an or­ga­ni­za­tion, and pro­vide or­ga­ni­za­tional vis­i­bil­ity through pieces of wood are per­mit­ted.

The shel­ter must not be pre-con­structed, as this is a build­ing con­test.

Eval­u­a­tion cri­te­ria

• The shel­ter must be built in un­der an hour • The shel­ter must be rea­son­ably safe • The ef­fec­tive­ness of the shel­ter in terms of pro­tec­tion from the weather

• Team spirit ob­served dur­ing the process will also be as­sessed, as will the orig­i­nal­ity of raw ma­te­ri­als used.

sahres on so­cial me­dia and cov­er­age by lo­cal press.

For more de­tails on the con­test, visit the event’s Face­book page.

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