Vancouver Whitecaps FC Ring of Honour Inductee Carl Valentine to Headline 2020 Conference

Release…November 6, 2019

We are excited to announce Vancouver Whitecaps FC Ring of Honour inductee Carl Valentine is confirmed as our 57th Annual WCTA Conference and Trade Show keynote speaker!  READ MORE

57th Annual Conference and Trade Show Program Rundown

Catering to the professional golf and sportsturf management industry, the Western Canada Turfgrass Association Board of Directors is pleased to release our 57th Annual Conference and Trade Show event program.  READ MORE

How the British Columbia Golf Industry Addressed WorkSafeBC’s Proposed New Golf Cart Rules

By Trevor Smith, Allied Golf Association of British Columbia President The current hot topic involves proposed regulations put forward by WorkSafe BC requiring rollover protection (ROPS) and seatbelts on all golf carts driven by workers.  This very quickly became an item of interest for AGA-BC last October, as the rules were very complex, open to interpretation and potentially very costly to the industry with seemingly little benefit to employee safety.  READ MORE

Golf & Turf Industry Trade Show Exhibitor Info & Registration

November 4, 2019 To All Previous and Potential WCTA Trade Show Exhibitors, For the third straight year and with an adjusted day-set, we’re back at the award winning, River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond, British Columbia for our 57th Annual WCTA Annual Conference and Trade Show, taking place February 11-13, 2020!  READ MORE

Our Hotel Partner - River Rock Casino Resort

Special conference nightly room rates start at $160/nightfor single king or double queen room, 1 bedroom suites start at$190/night(+taxes & $10 resort fee), extending 3 days prior and post-event and includes free parking for regular sized vehicles.  READ MORE

Silent Auction Items Needed

Help us by pledging an item or items to our Silent Auction!  Many conference delegates participate in the auction and most at minimum, peruse auction items making this an effective and inexpensive way to keep your company top of mind while supporting the industry.  READ MORE

2019 Turfgrass Research Contributors

The turgrass research funding year begins with our annual conference and trade show.  During those three days, about a third of our annual average is raised through the Silent Auction, 50/50 draw and by the efforts of the Kwantlen Turf Club.  In the past, any contributions from allied organizations were typically presented at the show.  READ MORE

Allied Golf Association of British Columbia - Message From the President

October 24, 2019 While the recent resignation of the NGCOA and PGA of BC from AGA-BC has resulted in fewer people and organizations involved in helping move the British Columbia Golf Industry forward as one group, we remain strongly committed to advancement by proactively and thoughtfully addressing the issues and challenges we face.  READ MORE

How I Found Turfgrass and How it Changed My Life

By Nathan Hagel I grew up in Williams Lake, BC.  I didn’t play golf or really any sports for that matter.  I tried soccer, basketball, and other organized sports but never really felt like I fit in.  At ten, I discovered guitar and have been playing ever since.  Growing older, I enjoyed mountain biking, hiking, and camping.  This is where my love for the outdoors developed. READ MORE