‘Rule of Three’ - WCTA Returns to the River Rock Casino Resort Feb 11-13, 2020

Release…April 15, 2019

Catering to the professional golf and sportsturf management industry, the Western Canada Turfgrass Association Board of Directors is pleased to announce our 57th Annual Conference and Trade Show will take place for the third straight year at the River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond, British Columbia, February 11-13, 2020.  READ MORE

Health Canada Announces Neonicotinoid Ban With Some Exceptions

April 11, 2019By Jerry Rousseau After nearly three years of re-evaluation, Health Canada PMRA announced its final decision on April 11 cancelling most uses of the common neonicotinoid class of pesticide.  READ MORE

First Message From the New President Travis Olson

With another successful turf conference behind us, I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who attended our 2019 Annual Conference and Tradeshow at the River Rock Casino Resort.  READ MORE

WCTA Continues to Support Turf Managers by Investing In Research

The WCTA Board is pleased to announce it will continue to support important and valuable turf research in 2019.  Based on funds raised in 2018, cash available to the Research Committee for new project funding in 2019 is about $14,300.  READ MORE

2019 Turf Research Project Funding Decisions Announced by CTRF

The Canadian Turfgrass Research Foundation (CTRF) is pleased to announce, on behalf of the allied turf research funding group (*made up of the organizations listed at the end of this document), 2019 turf research project funding decisions as follows: READ MORE

Extension to Groundwater License Application Deadline

February 19, 2019 – BC Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations & Rural Development Government has extended the water licence application transition period for those who were using groundwater on or before February 29, 2016 for any non-domestic use, including agricultural, industrial, commercial and institutional groundwater uses.  READ MORE

Reminder - Metro-Vancouver Water Restrictions Take Effect May 1

April 8, 2019 – Metro Vancouver This is a reminder of Metro Vancouver’s new Drinking Water Conservation Plan (DWCP) and the implementation of new Stage 1 watering restrictions on May 1, 2019.  READ MORE

PMRA Workload Expected to Increase, Review of Re-Evaluation Process Underway

Health Canada PMRA release Mar 27, 2019 Pesticides are regulated under the Pest Control Products Act (PCPA), which is administered by Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA).  In the coming years, it is expected that PMRA’s Post-Market Pesticide Re-evaluation Program will face a significant increase in workload pressures.  In response, PMRA is undertaking a fulsome evaluation of business practices to seek efficiencies and improvements to the post-market program and exploring options to improve the overall sustainability of the program.  READ MORE

2019 Patrick Dooley Golf Tourney April 26th

Patrick Dooley was a very successful Student Athlete whose true passion was golf.  A member at Mayfair Lakes, Pat had hoped to pursue a career in a Turf Management, starting with a KPU Turf diploma.  READ MORE

Look Who's Joined the WCTA & Call for 2019 Member Dues Payment

As a unified voice for the professional golf and sportsturf management industry in western Canada, the WCTA is 686 members strong!   Since the start of our fiscal year (Oct 1), we've welcomed 86 new and returned members, wow!  Welcome and thank you for your support and confidence in our association.  We also appreciate the 1500+ non-WCTA members on our mailing list for your interest in WCTA activities.   READ MORE