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President's Message - Fall, 2016

With the arrival of the fall we are all busy finishing up projects and putting our courses to bed for the winter. Hopefully Mother Nature will be kind to us this winter and we can all look forward to another early opening in 2017 on some great conditions.

The 2016 BCGSA Exchange Tournament was a huge success. Congratulations to Host Superintendent Tom Altmann and his Assistants, Jim Wilson, Shane Wilkinson and Collen Tindall for a job well done. The event was well attended by golf course personnel and our industry partners alike. The education was great, the food was awesome and the golf courses were in fantastic shape. Thank you to all who attended and were a part of this yearís event.

Next yearís event will be held by the Northern Chapter of the BCGSA from August 20 to 22nd at the Aberdeen Glen Golf Course in Prince George. Planning is already underway and Host Superintendent Andrew Bell is looking forward to another great event.

The BCGSA is excited to partner with VIGSA to put on this yearís annual MS Fundraising Event and Professional Development Days at the Laurel Point Inn in Victoria from November 27th to 29th.

The three day event will begin with education followed by a Grey Cup Party on Sunday the 27th, then two more days of education on the 28th and 29th. It will also include the annual VIGSA MS Industry Auction to raise funds for MS. This year VIGSA should surpass 1,000,00 dollars raised to date. What an amazing accomplishment by a dedicated group of people. This silent auction is an excellent opportunity to purchase products and supplies for next year at a great price. For further information and registration form on this fall event please visit the BCGSA website or contact the BCGSA office.

The BCGSA is also excited to partner with the CGSA to host the Canadian Golf Course Management Conference from February 27th to March 3rd, 2017 at the Victoria Conference Centre. Planning is well underway for what will be a an exciting new look event.

As this is my last Presidentís Message, I truly would like to thank all of the dedicated people I have worked with on the BCGSA Board. Together we have steered the BCGSA in a positive and exciting direction. Also, a big thank you to Ginny and Ralph Tromp for their efforts in helping run this association.

Respectfully submitted,
Stephen Kerbrat
President




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