Message from the Allied Golf Association of BC

13.02.10-AGA-BC1It has been a very busy summer and fall for the AGA-BC with political advocacy being at the forefront. In June we agreed to continue involvement with Bluestone Consulting, extending Mark Jiles’ contract until December.  It was felt that his work was instrumental in the huge advances the golf industry has had with various government ministers and ministries.

The Pesticide Advocacy committee is well on its way to introducing documentation to help streamline the Pesticide certification program and is making headway in advancing a golf only certification track.

I would like to emphasize, at this point, none of this would have been accomplished without the support of the BCGSA and the WCTA members and their monetary commitment to the AGA-BC.

This truly has been an allied effort.  Remaining in front of government and emphasizing the financial contribution the Golf industry has to the economy of British Columbia is crucial. The Golf Industry contributes 2.08 billion dollars to the BC economy!

We have made that clear and in the past 4 weeks, have been rewarded by being recognized by the ministry of Tourism, Destinations BC and the Ministry of State for Tourism and Small Business, as a key contributor to advancing the marketing position of Golf in British Columbia.

These 2 contributions alone have advanced our position with the government more than anything else in the past 20 years.

The Golf Industry needs everyone pulling together to make this amazing game part of the economic fabric of British Columbia. No one part is greater than the sum!

I hope we can continue to count on your continued support.

Sincerely,

Trevor Smith President AGA-BC