GreenMatter News
July 2, 2021
Regional Report
Manitoba Report
Golf Courses in Manitoba are starting to emerge from the most recent bout of restrictions and continue to be busy. Food and beverage operations are starting to open up and golfers are able to access more of the facilities throughout the province. On the weather side, most of the province remains very dry and it continues to be warm. Rainfall is much needed just about everywhere in the province with some areas in a fairly serious drought.
Registration Now Open for Fall Field Days
Registration is now open for The Canadian Golf Superintendents Association (CGSA) 2021 Fall Field Days. Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic in the Country the Board of Directors made the decision to host two Fall Field Day events in 2021.

The first will be the Fall Field Day East, to be held at Summerlea Country Club in Vaudreuil-Dorion, Quebec on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 with host superintendent and CGSA President, John Scott, AGS. The second event, the Fall Field Day West will be held on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at Canmore Golf & Curling Club in Canmore, Alberta. Reid Solodan, AGS will be our host superintendent for the western event.
Fall Field Days Partnership Opportunities
Partner with the Canadian Golf Superintendents Association (CGSA) at one Fall Field Day or both. There are a number of partnership opportunities that will allow you to profile your company during the events.

Benefits of Partnering with the CGSA
  • Company recognition on signage, in GreenMaster and on the CGSA website along with the opportunity to include something in the tee package or a giveaway
  • *Guaranteed 2 player spots at member rates
  • Acknowledgement throughout the event
  • Social media shout outs
Membership News
Wow, it’s hard to believe we are already into July! This is a reminder if you haven't already renewed your CGSA, BCGSA and MGSA membership for the 2021-2022 membership year, your membership expired on June 30th.

You can still renew your National, Provincial and/or both your National & Provincial membership now. Simply click here and Login (your login is your email address), enter your password and then click the red Renew Now tab on the Welcome Page.
Don’t miss out on all the great benefits waiting for you. The benefits of CGSA membership are far greater than the annual fee! Check them out by clicking here.
Don’t see something you would like CGSA to offer, send an email to Lori Micucci.

A CGSA member since 1997, Kerry Watkins, AGS recently shared this photo of his membership plaque.
Robert Cowan also shared his membership plaque. Time for a new one!

New CGSA member Kevin Hennigar has been nominated and is in the final 3 for the 2021 GCSAA MVT (Most Valuable Technician) Award. Congratulations Kevin. (click vote now to place your vote).
New Members
Please join the CGSA in welcoming the following new members and/or members who re-joined recently.
  • Kevin Hennigar, Markham ON 
  • Justin Jones, Magrath, AB 
  • Patricia Sloan, Sun Peaks, BC 
  • Scott Oosterveen, Edmonton, AB 
  • Rylan Williams, Okotoks, AB 
  • Kevin Dyck, Campbell River, BC 
  • William Takenaka, West Vancouver, BC 
  • Amy Anderson, Chestermere, AB 
  • Dan Angelini, Fort Saskatchewan, AB 
  • Andrew Hardy, Orillia, ON 
  • Aaron Fedyk, Leduc, AB 
  • Lyle Patton, Kahnawake, QC 
  • Cory O'Neil, Toronto, ON  
Paul Robertson Gives Back to the Lanigan Golf Club
The 2020 CGSA/Bayer Superintendent of the Year donates Bayer plant protection package to the course that stared his career.

Paul Robertson of Victoria Golf Course has announced that he will generously be donating his 2020 CGSA/Bayer Superintendent of the Year Bayer plant protection package to The Lanigan Golf Club, which is the course that started his superintendent career. The package is part of the award given to the annual winner and is valued at an estimated $5,000.
Calgary Superintendents Brace for Historic Heat Wave
CGSA members Cameron Kusiek, Adam Champion and John Faber interviewed by The Shewood Park Strathcona County News, report how they are preparing and strategizing for the scorching heat with record highs expected to soar above 30 C.
Thank a Superintendent Day
CGSA will again be participating in the International Thank a Superintendent Day and we need your support. We are looking for Canadian images of superintendents with course location details to be included in the international social media package being shared with over 80 countries. Please submit photos to before July 15.
Clear Health Benefits Inc.
Clear Health Benefits Inc. and PlanDirect are available for your health and dental needs.
PlanDirect from Canada Life can ensure that you and your family are covered for unexpected medical expenses should you not be eligible for coverage under a group plan. PlanDirect can offer coverage to the following individuals:
        Self Employed; Contract worker; Part-time or seasonal worker; No longer eligible for group coverage (resignation, termination). Guaranteed coverage if applying within 60-days of losing coverage
        Limited or no current benefits 
Industry News
Green Start Academy Moves to Pinehurst
Green Start Academy is a leadership and development program co-hosted by Bayer, John Deere and our brand-new partner as of 2021, Rain Bird! This year, the program will be taking place at the historic Pinehurst Resort – host to some of golf’s most prestigious tournaments. The academy runs November 15 - 17 for Assistant Superintendents.

     International Self-Care Day – July 24
     World Friendship Day – July 30
2021 Wellness & Webinar Calendar Please click here for a copy.
For a copy of the 2021 Spring Newsletter, please click Spring Newsletter
For further upcoming information, keep checking the CGSA website for updates by clicking here.
For our members who have upgraded their benefit options to either Premium or the Ultimate level, here are more savings for you in July 2021 through memberperks.

Please see the added perks for July 2021:

To learn more about this benefit, please contact Lori Micucci, ext. 27 or

Consider Placing Your Ad here
Advertising in GreenMatter will allow your company to reach industry professionals directly. It is issued monthly to over 900 CGSA members.
Jeff Calderwood, Executive Director ex. 24
Lori Micucci, Manager, Member Services ex. 27
Kathryn Wood, Chief Operating Officer ex. 23
Barb Manifold, Business Development and Trade Show ex. 25
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