BCGSA Promotes And Supports Golf Course Management In B.C.

The BCGSA (British Columbia Golf Superintendents Association) is a society to promote and support the Golf Course Management profession in British Columbia. Provincially, each of its five regions (Interior, Kootenay, Lower Mainland, Northern, Vancouver Island) hold regular, regional meetings with education, networking and CEC opportunities that provide the framework to deal with all issues that affect our courses regionally and within the province of British Columbia.

In addition to the regional events16.05.12_BCGSA_crest, the BCGSA hosts three provincial events that bring Superintendents together on a Provincial level.

  1. The BCGSA Exchange Tournament is rotated through each region annually and this year is being hosted at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort August 28th to 30th. Speakers, networking, and golf are a few of the highlights of this event.
  2. The BCGSA/VIGSA MS Fundraiser/Professional Development Days will again be taking place on Vancouver Island in November. Speakers, networking, and a silent auction are all highlights of this event that has raised almost $900K for Multiple Sclerosis.
  3. The BCGSA contributes to the WCTA Conference and Trade Show by providing a Pre-Conference seminar.

In addition to these events, the BCGSA has announced that it will be working closer with the CGSA (Canadian Golf Superintendents Association) to deliver provincial services that improve efficiencies. One of these initiatives in February 2017 includes teaming on a joint conference in Victoria.

Other focusses of the BCGSA are:

  1. Rounds 4 Research, which helps address a critical shortage of funding for ongoing, university-based agronomic research, education, advocacy programs and course operations through the EIFG (Environmental Institute for Golf).
  2. Audubon International, which offers an award winning environmental education and certification program called the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses. Currently 12 golf courses are certified throughout the province and 88 nationally. The BCGSA is actively encouraging golf courses to apply for and gain certification helping to support AGA-BC’s environmental pillar.

Request For Proposal – Update IPM Guide For Turfgrass Managers

The Allied Golf Association of BC’s Environmental Advocacy Committee

Request for Proposal

Introduction

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The Allied Golf Association of BC’s (AGA-BC) Environmental Advocacy Committee is inviting proposals to update the IPM Guide for Turfgrass Managers. This guide was first published in 2002 and was last updated in 2009. This guide was jointly produced by the Western Canada Turfgrass Association (WCTA) and the Ministry Of Agriculture. The Committee would like to see a thorough updated including some key components such as, but not limited to:

  1. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) fundamentals
  2. Disease and pest identification/management
  3. Current approved PMRA products
  4. Current Acts and Regulations
  5. Calibration of equipment
  6. Current issues section
  7. Recommendations to other useful publications, smart phone applications and websites.

The Committee would also like to see this document in a Microsoft Word format for ongoing future updates, have this posted as a secure PDF on our allied websites and available to purchase to public if required.

The end goal is that this publication will become a Golf /Fine Turfgrass Standard in our industries with the expectation that all turfgrass managers in BC will abide by this living document.

Invitation

The Committee would like to invite proposals from individuals/companies with the following qualifications:

  • Knowledge of the key components stated above
  • High level of experience in agronomy/turfgrass/horticulture
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Previous experience in documentation creation
  • Post-secondary education in turfgrass or a related field

Proposal Evaluation Process

The Committee will evaluate all proposals equally against the pre-defined criteria through an evaluation process. Proposals will be evaluated based on:

  • Compliance with mandatory requirements
  • Written responses, demonstrations and references
  • Pricing information provided by the proponent

The Committee will then create a short list and contact those individuals/companies for further discussion.

Submissions

Proposal must be submitted by December 15, 2015.

Please submit vial email to:
Keith Lyall, Environmental Advocacy Committee Chair
eac@aga-bc.org

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