A lovely evening in June. A small crowd of people gathered in the Assiniboine Park Conservatory and witnessed an historic event. A dream came closer to being realized.
On June 26 Judith Tougher, chairperson of Gardens Manitoba presented a cheque for $48,000 to Margaret Redmond, President and CEO of the Assiniboine Park Conservancy. The cheque is the first installment of the Butterfly Fund. It's estimated that by the final installment in January 2015, the total donation will reach $415,000.
The donation is destined for a butterfly garden within the new conservatory at Assiniboine Park.
“This gift will play a significant role in the building of a stunning new conservatory for Assiniboine Park,” said Margaret Redmond, president and CEO of the conservancy, of the donation.