carmen_mariaBEST.smWe are still currently in the process of uniting with the VanDusen Botanical Garden Association to help manage and operate the Conservatory.

The synergy between Friends of the Bloedel (soon to be the VBGA Bloedel Committee), the VanDusen Botanical Garden, the Vancouver Park Board and the shared vision of horticultural and curatorial excellence needs to be nurtured and protected. This coming year will bring us many challenges as we continue to work to enhance and reinvigorate the Bloedel Conservatory. With continued support from citizens of Vancouver, British Columbia and beyond, the next phrase of our efforts are sure to succeed!

Our Goals will remain the same :

1. To fundraise in support of the Bloedel Conservatory.
2. To provide marketing and public relations.
3. To improve revenue streams.
4. To develop and provide public programming and education.
5. To protect the legal interests.
6. To provide similar or related services as recommended by our membership and executive.

Thank you all for your unwavering support!


Tips On Stucco Repair Calgary

stuccorepairsWhat is it about this cement like siding that would need repairs? Perhaps you too are wondering if it were possible for the stucco material to actually need repair, but just like anything else it goes through wear and tear. Sometimes the cracks and the holes require expert stucco repair Calgary Alberta.

Although it may seem like a simple kind of repair and that there is no need for a stucco specialist or a mason for that matter, there is a lot of risk that comes with you personally handling stucco repairs. Making this a DIY project can be a kind of risk that could end up into a total disaster waiting to happen.

The way to handling these types of repairs depend on a lot of different factors. First, the expert will look into the extent of damage that has been done. When the damage is already too big, a more complex procedure may be required. However, if the extent of the damage is very little, then a simpler solution might do the trick. Gauging what type of stucco repair needs to be done will depend on the assessment of the Calgary expert. After all, it is what they do best.

Second, the nature of the damage will also help you tell the kind of repair process the expert might actually take. Although the options are aplenty, but the experts will be able to make a sound assessment as soon as they see the damage that has been incurred. It is through their assessment that you will learn what you can expect the expert to do and how they would do it. This will also help you identify how much you should be paying them.

Third, when fixing large holes, make sure to not try to do it yourself. Although you may have read about it a couple of times, reading does not make you an expert at all. Reading educates you as a homeowner, but it does not make you an expert in Stucco repair. Leave that to the real experts in Calgary. They can do the job better than you, not to mention that their choice of process is always the right one.

The challenge is not only to ensure that it gets fixed. It should look like how that part of your home has never gone through damage or repair at all. Can your DIY stucco repair do it?