John Coupar is well known for his successful effort to save the Bloedel Conservatory at Queen Elizabeth Park in Vancouver. John is the Past President of Friends of the Bloedel Association, a Governor of VanDusen Botanical Gardens, and former Chair of the VBGA Bloedel Committee. John is a passionate advocate for horticultural excellence in parks and green spaces. His passion for Vancouver and its park system are a result of spending time with his father as a youth. His father Charles was a renowned horticulturalist who served the Vancouver Park Board for 42 years and had a major impact on the development of Vancouver’s park system.
John was born in Vancouver and has been a long- time resident of the Dunbar area where he and his wife Heather raised two children. They have been happily married for the past 32 years. Recently, they have moved into the Village on False Creek, which is the greenest community in North America. John and his family are currently enjoying getting to know the area and finding new ways to live sustainably.
Coupar has spent his working career in senior management positions in a number of well-known Canadian corporations. Four years ago, he founded a successful marketing company, representing a number of leading brands. John brings a strong background in business to his decision making process. He has an enthusiastic and positive approach to dealing with issues and people. John feels strongly that he can bring positive change to our city.
To learn more about John’s involvement in parks and view his endorsements, please visit:http://johncoupar.wordpress.com/
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