The WCTA, in conjuntion with the City of Victoria Parks Division, is proud to support and present, the VANCOUVER ISLAND SPORTS FIELD DAY taking place May 8th, 2013 at Royal Athletic Park in Victoria, BC. RAP is home to the Victoria HarbourCats Baseball and Victoria Highlanders Football Club and the Field Day is a free educational event open to all Sports Field Managers, Operators, Professionals and Field staff.
The WCTA Travelling Annual Roadshow has been a successful regional educational delivery program for several years stopping at locations throughout British Columbia. It has always been a free service for WCTA and BCGSA members; other interested parties could attend only needing to cover their lunch.
The Travelling Annual Road Show or TARS as it's known to WCTA members, is a series of educational events that take place throughout the regions of BC each summer. Often these talks are CEC point accredited but frequently topics range far beyond pesticide use. Talsk have ranged from sprayer nozzle selection and calibration to using trained dogs to chase geese to errant golf ball liability to sustainable management practices and everything in between.
The WCTA has hinted its intention of running sportsfield specific educational events this summer and we are pleased to make the following announcement:
The first ‘Travelling Annual Road Show’ (TARS) – Sportsfield Edition will be held 1:00pm, Wednesday, August 29th at Scotia Bank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium in Vancouver, hosted by Field Manager, Tom Archibald of the Vancouver Canadians.
The first ever sports field specific WCTA Travelling Annual Road Show (TARS) took place August 29th at Nat Bailey Stadium, hosted by Head Groundskeeper Tom Archibald and Assistant Groundskeeper Trevor Sheffield. About 30 sportsfield personnel showed up for a very interesting talk about and tour of the Scotiabank Field followed by a presentation from Dr. Brian Holl, Professor Emeritus University of British Columbia, WCTA Director and principal of Lamorna Enterprises, a consulting company for the sportsturf industry.