‘No Mow May’ Bad Idea for Canadian Lawns, Say U of G Turfgrass Experts

The fresh growth of spring means the return of the #NoMowMay campaign encouraging homeowners to let their grass grow longer to help insect pollinators. But turfgrass experts at the University of Guelph warn that the campaign might actually do more harm than good.  READ MORE


2023 Pat Dooley Memorial Golf Tournament Best Yet!

By Jerry Rousseau Admittedly subjective to say, the 6th Annual Pat Dooley Memorial Golf Tournament, held April 27, 2023 at the Hazelmere Golf & Tennis Club in Surrey, was the best one yet.  READ MORE  

Making Sure the Diamonds Sparkle in Spring

By District of North Vancouver Staff on Monday, May 8, 2023 Even in the cold and sleet, DNV Parks turf and fields foreman Nick Barbour can picture sunny skies on opening day, with excited Little Leaguers trotting onto carefully manicured baseball diamonds for the first games of the season.  READ MORE  

New Requirements for Metro Vancouver’s Non-Road Diesel Emissions Bylaw

New requirements under Metro Vancouver’s Non-Road Diesel Emissions Bylaw 1329 are now in effect. Please distribute this information to your membership as these changes impact non-road diesel engine equipment operating in the Metro Vancouver region.  READ MORE  

BrettYoung Requalifies as One of Canada’s Best Managed Companies

Winnipeg, MB - May 9, 2023 - BrettYoung has again been recognized for overall business performance and sustained growth with the prestigious Canada’s Best Managed Companies designation for the sixth consecutive year – and the third as a Gold Standard winner.  READ MORE  

2023 Member Directory in Production - Is Your Info Current?

Dear WCTA Members, Our annual Member Directory is under construction and scheduled for hardcopy distribution early June.  If you’ve changed jobs and/or contact information since last year's version, please take a moment to provide us your new information at the following link:  READ MORE  

Connect with the WCTA on Social Media

Connect with the Western CanadaTurfgrass Association on social media.  READ MORE  

CTRF 2023 Project Funding Announcement and Stakeholder Update

May 12, 2023For immediate release: Since 1973, the Canadian Turfgrass Research Foundation has raised and provided funding for turf research projects aimed at advancing education and scientific knowledge associated with the safe, recreational and functional use of turfgrass.  READ MORE  

WCTA Supports Turf Managers by Investing In 2023 Research Projects

The WCTA Board is pleased to announce it will continue supporting important and valuable turf research in 2023.  Based on funds raised in 2022, cash available to the Research Committee for new project funding is $20,599.  READ MORE