for Vancouver Park Board
John Coupar was elected as a Vancouver Park Board Commissioner in November 2011.
He is seeking re-election as Commissioner in the November municipal election.
John Coupar embodies all the best there is when it comes to community service. His unrelenting determination to save the crowning jewel of Queen Elizabeth Park- Bloedel Conservatory- and then mastermind its renaissance, are proof of his stalwart dedication, intelligence and passion for his city, its parks and majestic greenspaces.Terri Clark, Park Board Communications, Retired; Board Member, Friends of Bloedel
Coupar, an advocate of horticultural excellence in parks and green spaces, is well known for his successful effort to save and restore the Bloedel Conservatory at Queen Elizabeth Park.
His key achievements as Park Board Commissioner include working to obtain capital funding for the Bloedel Conservatory roof replacement, helping to stop the paving of Hadden and Kitsilano Beach Parks and putting forward a successful motion to ensure that a Dragon Boat storage facility will get built in False Creek.
He is the Past President of Friends of the Bloedel Association and a Past Governor of VanDusen Botanical Gardens.
Coupar brings a strong business background to his candidacy. He spent many years in senior management positions in a number of Canadian corporations, and seven years ago he founded a successful marketing and branding company.
He and his wife have two adult children and live in False Creek.
John Coupar is a successful businessman, energetic volunteer and has been a leading advocate of citizen participation and cooperative politics. During the heated debates regarding changes to long-standing collaborative community centre agreements, John has been strongly in support of citizens as partners in the management of community centers. I am happy to endorse John Coupar for re-election to Vancouver Parks Board and urge your support.Dr. V. Setty Pendakur, Professor Emeritus, UBC Former Vancouver City Councilor (TEAM)
John demonstrated outstanding leadership in rallying public support for the Bloedel Conservatory. As a member of the Board of the VanDusen Botanical Garden Association John’s passion and commitment has made a major difference to our collective success.Jim Brookes, President of VanDusen Botanical Garden Association
John has shown outstanding leadership in the initiative to save the Bloedel Conservatory.Suzanne Anton, Councillor, City of Vancouver
John Coupar is a man that gets things done, he does not let the flowers or plants grow underneath is feet, he helps them grow strong as I know he will do the same on the Park Board.Raymond Greenwood, President Vancouver AM Tourist Assoc.