Dear friends, if you have ever visited the beautiful Bloedel Conservatory or even just wanted to go sometime, please visit http://friendsofthebloedel.ca to understand why this Vancouver landmark is in danger.
Then write to Mayor Robertson and city council firstname.lastname@example.org as they are the only group that can overturn the Vancouver Parks Board's 4-3 decision to close the facility forever this coming March.
Below is the email I sent to city council:
I am writing as a lover of nature and as a concerned Vancouver citizen who appreciates the Bloedel Conservatory as a beautiful and unique place.
Please do not allow this absolute jewel to close. It would be a blow to all of us and a loss to our community. With the Cambie Street construction now over, attendance at the Conservatory will start to rise over the next 5 years and get back to sustainable financial levels. While the Canada Line was a good an necessary addition to the city, it's construction has hurt many businesses along that corridor, including the Conservatory.
Some things are worth more than money, please reconsider and give it time to return as the prominent Vancouver landmark it was only a few short years ago. Some things, once lost, can never be regained.
Toby Barazzuol - feel free to use this or change it as you see fit.