Aviva Competition Semi-final Round

URGENT!

We need your help in the Aviva Semi-final Competition!

Please VOTE today!!

With your help, ‘Of Birds and Botany’ sailed through the first round of the competition back in October. Voting for the Semi-finals is happening right now (until December 15) and we need your help again! We must place in the top 30 to move forward to the Final round.

You can help us win $25,000 for education programs at Bloedel!

Vote here: http://www.avivacommunityfund.org/ideas/acf6547


The Aviva competition was created to help make a positive impact in Canadian communities – through providing education, youth programs, and helping the environment. If we’re successful, the VBGA will work with teachers, the Friends of the Bloedel Association, members and other community partners to design programs for kids and families in areas of ecology, conservation, botany and birds.

If you haven’t already registered, it’s quick and easy. Everyone receives 10 votes – and you can cast your vote once a day, everyday! If you voted in the last round, you are all set to go!

Simply visit http://www.avivacommunityfund.org/ideas/acf6547

Thank you for your support!

Together we are making great things happen!


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‘Of Birds and Botany’ Moves On to Semifinals!

GREAT NEWS!


The Bloedel Conservatory ‘Of Birds and Botany’ project is going directly through to the Semifinals in the Aviva Community Fund Competition!

Thank You for voting!!

The Aviva Competition was created to help make a positive impact in Canadian communities – by providing education, youth programs, and helping the environment. If we’re successful in the Semifinal and Final Round, the VBGA will work with teachers, the Friends of the Bloedel Association, members and other community partners to design programs for kids and families in areas of ecology, conservation, botany and birds.

Specifically, if we secure funding for “Of Birds and Botany“, it will help to:

• Design and conduct field trip programs for elementary school students

• Offer free educational programming to students at selected inner-city schools in Vancouver

• Make terrariums with students for display at their school

• Design and conduct family programs on weekends

• Design and conduct a diversity of workshops for teachers and the general public.

All exciting and great ways to experience our tropical oasis at the top of QE park! Keep your voting fingers ready for December 2nd! We will need everyone’s help again to push through to the Final Round and win $25,000!

URGENT: We Need Your Votes!

Thanks to Gillian Drake, Director of Education at the VanDusen Botanical Garden, we have entered a community-supported competition for funding called AVIVA that will allow us to start educational programs at the Bloedel Conservatory. The VanDusen Botanical Garden Association (VBGA), was enlisted to establish an education program at Bloedel for school children and lifelong learners of all ages. Support from Aviva will allow the VBGA to initiate these education programs and offer it at free or reduced cost to those in greatest need.

Gillian has stated, “with funding from Aviva, the VBGA will work with teachers, the Friends of the Bloedel Association, members and other community partners to: • Design and conduct field trip programs for elementary school students • Offer free educational programming to students at selected inner-city schools in Vancouver • Make terrariums with students for display at their school • Design and conduct family programs on weekends • Design and conduct a diversity of workshops for teachers and the general public”. All exciting and great ways to experience our tropical oasis at the top of QE park!

After a very quick and simple registration process, you will be allocated 10 votes on the Aviva website – and you can use them all for Bloedel if you wish! One vote can be cast per day per individual. Voting ends next Friday, October 15, so please vote for us everyday! Spread this message and help us win up to $25,000 in funding!

Click on this link to get started: http://www.avivacommunityfund.org/ideas/acf6547

For future reference our item number is #6547 called Of Birds and Botany. Remember to bookmark the page in your browser for easy access!

Thank you for your support!!