General Information

Release…March 17, 2020

Catering to professional golf and sportsturf managers and the turf management industry, the Western Canada Turfgrass Association Board of Directors is pleased to announce our 58th Annual Conference and Trade Show will take place all under one roof at the Penticton Lakeside Resort in Penticton, British Columbia, February 9-11, 2021.

With an extensive recent renovation, the Penticton Lakeside Resort has added luxurious new rooms and replaced their casino with a stunning banquet hall overlooking Okanagan Lake, a perfect place to host our turf industry trade show.  With over 200 deluxe rooms and suites in total, plenty of meeting space and of course amenities like the Barking Parrot and Hooded Merganser, the decision wasn’t difficult to book this amazing venue for our 58th annual conference and trade show.

For 2021, you can expect a wide-ranging turf management supplier and service provider trade show, specialized pre-conference seminars and a first-class education program covering multiple sectors of turf management.  Social and networking events are being planned with further details coming later.

“Penticton is a great town and a familiar place to many of our members,” stated WCTA President Travis Olson.  “We love that we can hold our conference under one roof at the Penticton Lakeside Resort and look forward to welcoming turf managers from across western Canada to the BC interior.  If you have not been to Penticton, it’s definitely an event you won’t want to miss!” 

Event planning is just getting started and further information will be released when available.  WCTA Executive Director Jerry Rousseau reflected, “We had an amazing run at the River Rock and we’ll likely be back sometime down the road but traditionally, the show has moved around the province and the Board felt it was time for a change of scenery.  It’s hard to imagine a better change than Penticton!”  

About the WCTA
Catering to the professional golf and sportsturf management industry, the WCTA is a nearly 700 member, inter-provincial, not-for-profit industry organization whose purpose is to promote the interchange of scientific and practical knowledge through education, discussion, research and to undertake advocacy relating to the care and management of turfgrass.  

The WCTA is proud to serve and support an inclusive range of professional turf management interests such as golf courses, school boards, municipalities, sod farms, nurseries, landscapers, lawn bowling greens, mechanics, horticulturists and industry suppliers.  

For further information, contact:
Jerry Rousseau, Executive Director
Western Canada Turfgrass Association