The Final Vote Is In!!
Last night Vancouver Park Board Commissioners unanimously approved the joint proposal submitted by the Friends of Bloedel and VBGA! John Coupar, Vicky Earle and Jim Brookes gave presentations to the Board which was met with a very enthusiastic response. We must thank Malcolm Bromley, the newly appointed Park Board General Manager, who fully supported our proposal that will see the Bloedel Conservatory managed jointly by the VBGA and the Park Board. This will be very similar to the way VanDusen Gardens has operated for many years. It was clear that Commissioners were impressed by the enthusiasm and commitment of the Friends of Bloedel and by the strong track record of VBGA.
The target date to complete details of the operating plan is November 1st, but the acceptance of our proposal is not contingent on finalizing these issues. What does this mean exactly?
The Bloedel Conservatory is OFFICIALLY SAVED and exciting new things will soon be underway!
We could not have achieved this historic turn around without YOUR contributions, help and support!
THANK YOU for having faith in us!
Watch for new birds that will soon be added to the family under the dome, as well as great programs, workshops, events, and other fun things to do for you and your family. Please come often and continue to advocate for Bloedel! The Park Board’s approval is the green light to “go ahead” with our plans and inspirations, now we need to financially turn the Conservatory around. The other great news is that donations will now receive a tax deductible receipt through VanDusen Garden’s charitable registration number.
As always, stay tuned here for updates and information about the fabulous plants and birds under the dome and Enjoy the Magic that is the Bloedel Conservatory!