58th Annual WCTA Conference & Trade Show Cancelled

September 11, 2020

Dear WCTA Members and Friends,

Regrettably, the Western Canada Turfgrass Association 58th Annual Conference and Trade Show, that was to take place at the Penticton Lakeside Resort in Penticton, British Columbia, February 9-11, 2021, has been cancelled.  READ MORE

Message from the WCTA President – Sep/Oct 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has affected all of us this year, and it seems it will continue to do so well into 2021. Our WCTA board, like many other industry associations, has been faced with many difficult decisions. We have talked long and hard about the effects of the pandemic and what we need to do to best serve our members during these difficult times. We have polled our membership to get a sense of what is needed and we have explored numerous options for continued education and networking opportunities. As a board we have remained hopeful that holding our 2021 conference live and in-person would be still a possibility.  READ MORE

The New WCTA Online Webinar Series or 'WOW!' for Short


WCTA Launching New Online Auction Series

Attention Turf Management Industry Suppliers and Service Providers:   For turf industry suppliers and service providers who have been struggling to reach your audience this year, here’s a chance to make a big impact!  READ MORE

Mark your calendar: ‘Thank a Superintendent Day’ on Sept. 23

The initiative will spotlight the professionals who maintain the game’s grounds and comes as golf’s popularity has surged amid the coronavirus pandemic. September 8, 2020 | GCM staff  READ MORE

New Turf Line News Digital ‘Flip Style’ and Timing Changes

As of the September 2020 ‘Research Edition’, the WCTA is making formatting and circulation timing improvements to our popular and longstanding communication platform, the Turf Line News (TLN), aimed at benefitting both members and turf industry advertisers looking for quick access to turf management industry information and news.  READ MORE

Did You Get 2020 Your Dues In?

In early March, the Board of Directors asked staff not to send overdue accounts receivable notices, especially for member dues, as the most thoughtful and appropriate thing to do during the COVID-19 outbreak.  READ MORE

Cedar Hill Golf Course Posts RFP for Full Operations Review

Please be advised the Corporation of the District of Saanich has an opportunity for Service Review of the Cedar Hill Golf Course on BC Bid that may be of interest to your organization.  READ MORE

In the Media: Is it Time to Decolonize Your Lawn?

 The Globe and Mail - Sierra Bein When most people think of lawns they picture carefree kids playing in backyards, picnics in well-kept parks – perhaps they even feel a sense of pride at how green and immaculate their own swath is. But the traditional lawn – manicured, verdant, under control – now finds itself at the confluence of  two hot-button issues: climate change and Indigenous rights.  READ MORE