Saturday, March 5, 2011

Off to Vancouver

Over the next three days I will be attending the Canadian Golf Course Superintendent’s Association (CGSA) Annual Conference and Trade-Show in Vancouver.   Many of you may think this is an opportunity to get out of the snow and the cold weather ( it was -32 oC on February 24th and Panorama has received 21 cm of new snow in the past seven days).  I must admit this is a nice advantage of having the conference in Vancouver. 
But the main reason for attending the conference is the opportunities it holds for myself and my fellow turf managers.   These opportunities include continuing education, networking, and investigating new products.  Another opportunity for turf professionals is achieving points and credits for our pesticide applicator’s licenses and Integrated Pest Management programs.

Bringing together superintendents and turf professionals from across Canada also provides our turf associations the opportunity to meet and hold Annual General Meetings.  Over the next three days I will be attending the Annual General Meetings for the CGSA, WCTA, and BCGSA.   
For the Turfcare Department at Greywolf the conclusion of the conference also reminds us we are now less than two months from opening.   When we get back to the course, snow removal around greens and cart paths will be a priority.
The weather in Vancouver will be a nice change.  It is going to be a busy three days and a busier time when we return to Greywolf.

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