5th Annual MS Fundraiser

12.10.04-justgrass.smallVIGSA proudly presents: The 5th Annual MS Fundraiser Professional Development Day, Golf, Silent Auction, Reception and BBQ

Bear Mountain Golf Resort 1999 Country Club Way, Victoria BC (250) 391-7160

Wednesday Nov 7

Golf & Reception

Westin Bear Mtn. Golf Resort

Thursday Nov 8

Seminar: Dr. John Kaminski: Penn State University

‘Chemical and Cultural Management of Turfgrass Diseases’

Civitas Panel: Technical Review and Golf Course Applications

Amanda Olanski: Petro Canada

Marie Thorne: Syngenta

Superintendent Panel: Peter Sorokovsky, Brian Youell and Dean Piller

Golf and Reception Wednesday November 7, 2012

12:00pm Registration

1:00pm Shotgun - 2 person scramble

Join us for an afternoon of fun and networking.

4:00-8:00pm - Cocktail reception, VIGSA MS Industry Silent Auction and BBQ Buffet

Golf and Reception $40 p/p

A block of Rooms have been reserved under VIGSA MS Fundraiser at a reduced rate of $105 p/night Please use link below to secure your room http://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/MSFundraiserSeminar

Professional Development - Thursday November 8, 2012

8:00am - Coffee/ Meet and Greet

8:30am - Dr. John Kaminski, Penn State

10:00am - Break

10:30-12:30pm - Dr. John Kaminski

12:30-1:00pm - Lunch

1:00-3:30 - Civitas Forum 

Marie Thorne (Syngenta), Amanda Olanski (Petro Canada) and Superintendent Panel Discussion

Silent Auction ends at 4:00pm

$100 p/p for BCGSA Members $75 p/p for each additional staff

$125 p/p for Non-Members $100 p/p for each additional staff

Space is limited to the first 100 registrants

Please register soon to avoid disappointment.

Seminar Approved 5 CEC points

Dr. John E Kaminski, Ph.D Pennsylvania State University

Topic: Chemical and Cultural Management of Turfgrass

John E. Kaminski, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Turfgrass Science at The Pennsylvania State University. John earned his B.S.in turfgrass science from the Pennsylvania State University in 1998. He then went back to his home state where he earned his M.S. (2001) and Ph.D (2004) from the University of Maryland. Dr. Kaminski now serves as the Director of the Golf Course Turfgrass Management Program (2-Year Program) at Penn State. John continues his research which focuses on optimization of chemical and cultural management strategies for turfgrass diseases and weeds. He also is involved in improving communication within the Turfgrass industry through social media.

Marie Thorne, Syngenta Amanda Olanski, Petro Canada

Topic: Civitas Technical Review and Golf Course Usage

This presentation will give seminar participants a thorough review of Civitas, from inception to commercialization, including research and development and how Superintendents across Canada are incorporating Civitas in their integrated plant management programs.

Superintendent Panel Discussion Brian Youell, Uplands Golf Club Dean Piller, Cordova Bay Golf Course Peter Sorokovsky, Burnaby Mountain Golf Course, Riverway Golf Course

Topic: Civitas Three Superintendents will provide a panel discussion on the use of Civitas in their Turfgrass management programs and share their experiences with you. Question and answer to follow. Afternoon session moderated by Dr. John Kaminski.

Seminar and Golf Registration Form

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Seminar - VIGSA Members please complete

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Seminar - Non-Members please complete

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Golf # of Players _______ x $40 p/p = $___________


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Please fax completed form back to Dean Piller at 250.658.3010

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Please make cheques payable to: VIGSA MS Fundraiser

Please send cheques to: Cordova Bay Golf Course

Attn: Dean Piller

5333 Cordova Bay Rd.

Victoria BC V8Y 2L3