31 January 2010

Rumble in the Jungle

A terrific event last night to help save the Bloedel Conservatory. The event held at the Conservatory was sold out and featured local wines from Lulu Island winery, and wonderful food from Crown st Caterers and Joe Forte's restaurant. Tahitian fire dancers and even the incomparable local legend Dal Richards entertained the crowd. And what a crowd! A glittering evening of regular Vancouver folks in support of what they love. Kudos to the organizers, especially Sheryl Hamilton, John Coupar and Thomas Hobbs.

What a shame that citizens have to organize to do what is a city government obligation--keeping our public ammenities public. Let's keep working and making a noise. Keep the public in public spaces!

For more information about how you can help, contact the Friends of the Bloedel Conservatory.

1 comment:

  1. With all the high priced management
    at the Parks Board I wonder why they never thought of events like last nights? Is it because they have no marketing knowledge?

    The Commisioners should start to hold Management accountable by asking some serious questions with regards to what has gone on at the Conservatory including why it was left to deteriorate.