Western Canada Turfgrass Association

The WCTA is a 700+ member interprovincial not-for-profit industry organization interested in further education, research and the exchange of information related to professional sports turf management.  Members represent a diversity of interests such as golf courses, sports fields, sod farms, nurseries, landscapers, lawn bowling greens, equipment technicians, horticulturalists and industry suppliers. 

Josh Carlsen Named 2021 WCTA Student Award Winner

Every year, the WCTA sets aside up to $2500 for deserving students enrolled in an accredited Turfgrass management.  We would like…
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Golfers Demand Ontario Reverse Closures

Via CBCHallie Cotnam · CBC News · Posted: Apr 21, 2021 4:00 AM ET | Last Updated: April 23 Sport lovers say golfing is safe and deserves…
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London Area Golf Course Plans to Reopen, Defying Ontario COVID Rules

via London Free PressAuthor of the article:Kathleen Saylors  •  Woodstock Sentinel-ReviewPublishing date:Apr 23, 2021 A golf…
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Tourism Issues Joint Statement Asking People to Stay Local

via AGA-BCPosted on April 23, 2021 Melanie Mark, Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport; Richard Porges, interim president and CEO,…
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Operational Reminders & Best Practices for Golf Courses

via AGA-BC 1. Refresh yourselves on the COVID-19 Protection - Best Practices for the Responsible Operations of BC Golf Courses as there…
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COVID-19 Resources for the British Columbia Golf Industry

via AGA-BCPosted on April 5, 2021Last Updated: April 23, 2021 The landscape in which the golf industry operates is continually changing…
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  • The First Green Foundation - Environmental Education Using Links as Labs

    14.04.06-First.Green.logoby David Phipps GCSAA Field Staff, NW Region

    Community outreach and education can be a stumbling block for some superintendents seeking certification through a program such as the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program. This is far from the truth when it comes to the superintendents from the State of Washington.

  • WCTA Launches First Green ‘Links as Labs’ Program

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    Western Canada Turfgrass Association Launches First Green ‘Links as Labs’ Program
    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (April 7, 2014)

    The Western Canada Turfgrass Association (WCTA), in partnership with the First Green Foundation, is launching the first program in Canada that brings environmental education to grade school students using golf courses as environmental learning labs.  The inaugural event, hosted by Golf Course Superintendent Dave Kennedy and Assistant Pete Rodrigues, takes place May 5, 2014 at the Vancouver Golf Club, host of the 2012 CN Canadian Women’s Open.  Heidi Gawehns, Grade 8 teacher from Pitt River Middle School, will be leading her students in the very first, 'First Green' event held in Canada.

  • WCTA Launches First Green ‘Links as Labs’ Program

    14.04.06-First.Green.logoFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    Western Canada Turfgrass Association Launches First Green ‘Links as Labs’ Program
    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (April 7, 2014)

    The Western Canada Turfgrass Association (WCTA), in partnership with the First Green Foundation, is launching the first program in Canada that brings environmental education to grade school students using golf courses as environmental learning labs.  The inaugural event, hosted by Golf Course Superintendent Dave Kennedy and Assistant Pete Rodrigues, takes place May 5, 2014 at the Vancouver Golf Club, host of the 2012 CN Canadian Women’s Open.  Heidi Gawehns, Grade 8 teacher from Pitt River Middle School, will be leading her students in the very first, 'First Green' event held in Canada.

  • Western Canada Turfgrass Association Formalizes Partnership with First Green ‘Links as Labs’ Program

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    Western Canada Turfgrass Association Formalizes Partnership with First Green ‘Links as Labs’ Program
    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (August, 2015)

    The Western Canada Turfgrass Association (WCTA), formalized its relationship with the First Green Foundation of Washington State, through a ‘Memorandum of Understanding’ signed August 24 after a successful train-the-trainer event held at the Redwoods Golf Course in Langley, BC.