9-Year-Old Emma – Bloedel Hero Receives Award!

On Monday June 28, 9-year-old Emma was surprised and thrilled when Friends of Bloedel President John Coupar presented her with an Award of Appreciation for her fundraising efforts to Save the Bloedel Conservatory.  The whole school gave Emma a big cheer and a great round of applause when she accepted a framed picture of Rosie, the African Grey Parrot and a coveted FOB pin at her school assembly. Earlier last month, the Vancouver Sun told her story which was also picked up by City TV. Not only did Emma raise $240 in her first can and bottle collection drive, but she later went classroom to classroom at her elementary school giving presentations about the importance of the Conservatory, collecting over 200 signatures on a petition that was sent to Mayor Robertson.

“The Bloedel Conservatory has been a lifesaver for three generations of the Bolzner family. Emma was heartbroken when she heard that the Vancouver park board had slated the conservatory for closing after a budget meeting last November”. Stay updated at the Friends of Bloedel website.

Thank you Emma!! You are an inspiration to us all!!


1 Comment

  1. Ramakrishna Gorapalli said,

    July 4, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    My wife and I toured Vancouver for four days and we visited the Bloedel conservatory on 26th June 2010. We were very much impressed with healthy plants, birds and very well maintained conservatory.
    Surprisingly this conservatory is not covered in the popular tourist guide like Lonely Planet. We heard through someone while travelling by the local transit. I am confident that with proper publicity many more people could visit the conservatory and get benefited.


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