Dear Bloom Gala supporter,

We have some bad news. We've decided to cancel this year's Bloom Gala.

We are extremely proud to have delivered two successful Bloom Galas in 2011 and 2012. These events set a very high bar in terms of community engagement, the event experience, and fundraising.

When the organizing committee looked at where we had hoped to be at this point in time in terms of confirmed ticket sales, secured auction items and other related event logistics, we felt that there was considerable risk to being able to have an event that would meet the standard we had set for ourselves.

The decision to cancel the event is not one that we took lightly. As an organization we will take the opportunity to re-evaluate the event and to re-tool our approach so that we can have another successful event sometime in the future.

Thank you so much for your support of this event and for your support of VanDusen Botanical Garden and the Bloedel Conservatory.

Sincerely,

Shawn Mitchell                                            Lynne Chrismas
Association Director                                    Bloom Gala Committee Chair
VanDusen Botanical Garden Association