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Bloedel Conservatory could be saved

VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – Visitors and those working at the Bloedel Conservatory say they are thrilled to learn the Vancouver Park Board is looking over proposals to keep the attraction open. They say it’s an important tourist attraction that has provided great memories for them over the years.

The 40-year-old facility was slated to be closed in March, but the Board voted to keep the building from being torn down. In February, over $50,000 have been raised to keep the Conservatory open, but its fate is still up in the air.

Agnes Romses with the Conservatory says she is hopeful the attraction is not going anywhere. “We are not told the exact proposal so we don’t know. We have a bit of a fear, but I am personally going on like it’s going to be open next year as a floral conservatory, and I am ordering plants for the display for next year.”

The Park Board will vote on the proposals next week and a final vote will go in September.