On May 27th, the founding Directors of the Friends of the Bloedel were recipients of the Award of Honour from the City of Vancouver Heritage Commission.
This top award demonstrates an outstanding contribution to heritage conservation in the City of Vancouver and recognizes the advocacy and successful efforts to save and revitalize landmark sites. Deputy Mayor Elizabeth Ball presented John Coupar, Vicky Earle, Sheryl Hamilton, Terri Clark and Tom Hobbs with the award on Monday evening. The Heritage Awards Ceremony takes place every two years with awards of Recognition, Merit, and Honour given to successful nominees.
Saving the Bloedel Conservatory would not have been possible without the unwavering support of the community and donors both large and small. Thank you to all who helped the Friends along the way and to those who continue to do so. Our success would not have been possible without you.
This recognition of the work done by the Friends is a step which we hope will help ensure the rebirth and long term success of this green jewel at the pinnacle of our city. This rebirth was achieved by a remarkable community based effort led by the Friends and supported by the VanDusen Botanical Garden Association, which we are now privileged to be a part of. As an integral part of the VanDusen Botanical Garden – the centre of sustainability and environmental excellence in our City – the Bloedel Conservatory’s comeback is well under way. Please continue to visit and enjoy all that both gardens have to offer!