Inside the Park

12.04.23-Riding-mowerjpgThe 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.

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Sportsfield TARS Announcement

12.04.23-Riding-mowerjpgThe 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.

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NTA Conference Offers Education, Fun


The 67th annual conference of the Northwest Turfgrass Association is just around the corner with three days filled with educational opportunities, golf in the sunshine of the Tri-Cities area of Washington and a wine dinner that won’t soon be forgotten. Activities will start on Sunday, Oct. 6 and the conference will conclude on Tuesday, Oct. 8.

Follow this link for full schedule and registration information:

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NTA Puts Together 1-2-3 Punch for Annual Conference

12.04.20-NTA-LogoThe Northwest Turfgrass Association has put together a virtual 1-2-3 punch for its 66th annual conference, set for this fall on Oct. 28-30.   First, Tim Moraghan, the former director of championship agronomy for the USGA, will be the featured speaker both days of the conference. Secondly, legendary Oregon State University researcher and educator Tom Cook will come out of retirement to lead a panel discussion. And thirdly, everything happens at Bandon Dunes, one of the most magical golf destinations in the world.

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STA Field Day Update

12.08.16-soccerfield.smallThe Soccer Centre, home to The Ontario Soccer Association, The Soccer Hall of Fame and Museum, and all of Ontario’s provincial leagues, will host the Sports Turf Association’s 25th Annual Field Day, September 20, 2012.

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