As you likely know, the Friends of the Bloedel/VanDusen Garden Expression of Interest partnership is still being considered by the Vancouver Park Board. Four proposals were submitted back in April to help operate and manage the Conservatory to save it from closure. We have known for some time that our EOI placed in the top two. Recently, we were asked to submit a more extensive business plan to Park Board staff which was delivered first thing this morning. The final decision is still pending, but we are cautiously optimistic.
Join us at the next Public Meeting Tuesday, July 20th at the Park Board office Boardroom (2099 Beach Avenue @ 6:30) and show your support for our proposal to partner with VanDusen Garden Botanical Association!
The Bloedel is definitely on the agenda for this meeting, and the Park Board Services & Budgets Committee may announce the winning bid.
If you would like to speak on behalf of the Bloedel and/or support our partnership proposal at the meeting, contact Hart Nijjar at 604-257-8453 at the Park Board and ask to have your name placed on the speakers list.
See you there!