District of North Vancouver to Host 2023 WCTA/STC Fall Field Day
The Western Canada Turfgrass Association (WCTA) and Sports Turf Canada (STC) are excited to announce this year’s Turf Management Fall Field Day will take place Thursday, September 21st, 2023, hosted by Nick Barbour and his team at the District of North Vancouver.
New artificial turf field being constructed in Inter River Park
“Planning is still in the very early stages but we couldn’t ask for a better host,” commented WCTA Executive Director, Jerry Rousseau, adding, “Nick is incredibly keen and has already come up with some great ideas for this event, many of which have never been attempted!”
As for the venue, Inter River Park located near Capilano University is an impressive facility with more than enough room for our needs including seven soccer fields, six ball diamonds, a cricket pitch, an artificial turf field under construction and other recreational amenities like a BMX track and pump track.
More information will be released in the coming weeks including an event outline. Plans so far include a morning education program, outdoor trade show with 25+ product and service suppliers expected along with inter-active supplier demonstration stations.
More about STC and WCTA
Sports Turf Canada was established in 1987 at a meeting held at the University of Guelph to address the need to minimize and avoid turf-related injury on athletic fields. More than thirty years later, the association continues to passionately promote better, safer sports turf through innovation, education and professional programs across the country.
The WCTA is a 700+ member, inter-provincial, not-for-profit industry organization whose purpose is to promote the interchange of scientific and practical knowledge through education, discussion, research and to undertake advocacy relating to the care and management of turfgrass. The WCTA is proud to serve and support a diverse range of professional turf management interests such as golf courses, school boards, municipalities, sod farms, nurseries, landscapers, lawn bowling greens, mechanics, horticulturists and industry suppliers.
Sports Turf Canada
364 College Road E., Unit 2, Guelph, ON N1G 3B9
Phone: (519) 763-9431
Western Canada Turfgrass Association
PO Box 698, Hope, BC V0X 2L0
Phone: (604) 869-WCTA (9282) Toll free fax: 1-866-366-5097