Cameron Watt Pursuing Career Outside of Turf Industry, Resigns as WCTA President

 By Jerry Rousseau, WCTA Executive Director

One of the first steps for me after every 2nd AGM, is to email the new President a note of congratulations and orientation.  We then setup a call to start things moving, like drafting the coming year’s meeting schedule, doing a conference debrief, discussing finer points of the Presidency role and going through a wide-ranging association status and activities update.  READ MORE


Gary Perks – A Friend Who Cared About Others

Gary Perks (1946-2021) Only a few people over my time as an adult have made a difference in my life, my career, Gary Perks was one of them.  Gary Perks is a name that today, few may know. We lost Gary in early March 2021 and our turfgrass industry lost an early influential giant.  READ MORE

AGA-BC Reminds Golf Courses to Review COVID BMP’s as Season Gets Underway

With many seasonal golf courses open or preparing to open, the Allied Golf Association of British Columbia is encouraging all BC golf businesses to:  READ MORE

Canadian Turf Research Foundation Supports SK Golf Hall of Fame Nominee Bruce Klaassen

The Saskatchewan Golf Hall of Fame is dedicated to the recognition of extraordinary contributions and accomplishments in the game of golf in Saskatchewan.  The purpose is to provide role models and icons for upcoming generations of golfers in Saskatchewan while setting standards for them to aspire to.  Honoured members, including amateur and professional golfers and builders of the sport, will be inducted annually starting in 2010.  READ MORE

ISCBC to Hire 200 People to Help Protect BC from Invasive Species

February 1, 2021 ISCBC will be hiring 200 people to help tackle invasive species in BC thanks to $8 million in funding from the BC Economic Recovery Plan, StrongerBC.  READ MORE

Look Who's Joined the WCTA - March 2021 Report

As a unified voice for the professional golf and sportsturf management industry in western Canada, the WCTA is currently 706 members strong!   We're seeing a great start to the 2021 membership year, cracking the 700 mark for the first time since 2016 - 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

2021 Dues Notice - 75% of Members Have Already Paid

March 19, 2021 Dear WCTA Members, If you haven’t already, it’s now time to take care of your 2021 membership dues.  Nearly 75% of members have paid and we’re hoping to catch the rest of you before another busy season is upon us.  READ MORE

2021 AGM Minutes

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING58th Annual WCTA Conference & Trade Show2:00 pm Thursday, February 11, 2021, Online - Zoom  READ MORE

Olds College Teams Excel at 2021 Turf Bowl

February 8, 2021, Olds, AB – Olds College students competed in the annual TurfBowl, an annual event hosted by the Golf Course Superintendent Association of America.  READ MORE