92% of Members Have Paid!

August 15, 2019

92% of WCTA members have taken care of their 2019 dues, thanks for your support!  For the remaining 8% (about 54pp), please give Leslie a call with your credit card # asap at (604) 888-7759.  If you have not received your dues invoice via email, please let Leslie know and we’ll get it sorted out.

With support from our members, sponsors and advertisers, we will continue providing superior services and support to the golf and sports turf management industry.  So that we can continue these industry leading efforts, please take a few moments to take care of your 2019 dues.  Less time spent on administration allows us to focus on the important stuff and more members means a louder voice and stronger association!

In the meantime, here are a few current news items I’d like to communicate:

In late June, WCTA representatives met with WorkSafeBC seeking clarification to the new mobile equipment regulations that would require roll-bars on all golf and utility carts, a potential cost estimated at $15m - $20m for the golf industry alone!  There is some good news to report but the story is still developing so stay tuned.  A powerpoint presentation was released today, see www.wcta-online.com  

Along with BMO Field in Toronto, we’re currently helping drive registration of the active ingredient, Trinexapac-Ethyl (Primo Maxx, T-Nex) for use on sportsfields.  We have manufacturer support and are working with Health Canada in hopes this highly effective plant growth regulator will be approved for uses beyond golf.

The WCTA continues to raise funds in support of valuable turfgrass research projects.  We’re one of a handful of turf/golf related associations in Canada still committed to supporting the research that supports turf managers.  For 2019, about $18,000 is earmarked for projects.

There’s much more happening – see www.wcta-online for news, educational opportunities and resources.    

If you have any questions regarding membership benefits, programs, activities of the association, becoming a board member or have any sort of feedback, please feel free to contact me at exec.director@wctaturf.com 

All the best throughout the 2019 season!


Jerry Rousseau
Executive Director Western Canada Turfgrass Association
(604) 869-WCTA
toll free fax: 1-866-366-5097