Golf Industry Pitches In

13.06.28-24hour.golfMabel Lake Golf Course Superintendent and WCTA Member Peter Bysouth is concerned about the Alberta flood victims and much like the waters of the Bow, Elbow, Highwood, Kananaskis, Red Deer, Cougar and South Saskatchewan Rivers, is rising to the occasion.

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President’s Report – Jun/July 2013

13.05.21-Keith.LyallPrepared by Keith Lyall

Well, I think that was the sound of collective relief.  BC politics is a funny monster; I find myself voting to stop a person or party from getting into office and not the party I actually want to see run this province. I will admit with all the efforts put into the Special Committee on Pesticides, I am glad to see this government will get four more years. However, the battle will continue.  Our opposition groups are not going to stop lobbying government and the public and nor should we.

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Township Of Langley To Host 2013 WCTA/STA West Coast Sportsfield Training Day

13.05.29-training.day1The Sports Turf Association (STA), Canada’s national sports turf manager’s group, in partnership with the Western Canada Turfgrass Association (WCTA), is sanctioning the first ever Sports Turf Field Day held west of Ontario.

The STA has hosted an annual day-long educational and tradeshow event for the past 25 years, all of which have been held in various Ontario locations.  The exception was 2011, where an effort to support Atlantic sports turf managers saw the STA deliver an additional field day in Moncton, New Brunswick. 

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Membership Dues Deadline Change

12.04.24-WCTAlogo-grassonly.jpgAt the WCTA Board meeting held on April 5th, 2013, Directors voted to change the annual membership dues payment deadline from May 31st to April 30th of each year.

Most WCTA members are probably aware the membership year is the calendar year.  Several factors were considered in changing the cut-off to April 30th including:

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