GreenMatter News
March 13, 2020
Regional Reports
Manitoba Report
As March begins in Winnipeg the weather seems to be turning warmer following a fairly mild winter. Superintendents are waiting to see what winter results will look like following the rainfall that occurred in the Winnipeg area in November. Fingers are crossed that the worst of the potential winter injury will be avoided.  
Membership News
CGSA's Member Recognition
Dean Zilinski, Coal Creek Golf Resort receives his 25 year member pin from CGSA President Greg Austin
Greg Austin presents Wade Bishop from McKenzie Meadows Golf Club with his 30 year member pin
Jim Flett, AGS, CGSA Past President is presented with his 30 year member pin by Greg Austin, CGSA President
Keith Blayney, MS, AGS is awarded his Master Superintendent designation from Greg Austin

Congratulations to Jason Winter for achieving his Master Superintendent designation
Tyson Arcand was recognized for his AAGS achievement
Congratulations to all of our members recognized during the awards lunch at The Canadian Golf Course Management Conference in Ottawa. For more award details visit: CGSA Awards
New Members
Please join the CGSA in welcoming the following new members and/or members who re-joined recently.
CGSA's Accreditation
CGSA's Latest Accredited Members

Please join the CGSA in congratulating the following member(s) for receiving or renewing their designations:
Accredited Golf Superintendent (AGS) Designation
  • Congratulations to Bradley Allen, AGS, Superintendent, Cabot Cliffs at Cabot Links who became CGSA’s latest Accredited Golf Superintendent and AGS Designation!
Accredited Assistant Golf Superintendent™ (AAGS®) Designation
  • Congratulations to Sean May, AAGS, Assistant Superintendent at Mad River Golf Club and to Jarret Rempel AAGS, Assistant Superintendent at St. Charles Country Club who are CGSA’s latest members to achieve their Accredited Assistant Golf Superintendent (AAGS) Designations.

For more information on how you can achieve your designation, please click here or contact Lori at ext. 27 at the CGSA office.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our friend and former colleague Barbara Elizabeth (Thomas) Yorke, 67, of Fall River, NS, who passed away Sunday, February 23, 2020 at the Halifax Infirmary. Barb was born in Halifax; she was the daughter of Helen Marie (Keddy) and Gordon James Thomas. She is survived by her husband, Hugh; daughter, Briane (Dave); son, Stephen (Kristy) and grandson, Hugo; and siblings, David (Gerry), Donald, Jerry, and Susan Thomas. Read more about Barb.
Paul Robertson, Dean Piller, AGS and Brian Youell, MS, AGS present a cheque to MS Canada on behalf of BCGSA for $35,000. They've now raised over $1.5 million
Cam Shaw, Guelph Turfgrass Institute presents new CGSA member Dan Clayton with the Jack Eggens Award. Details on Dr. Jack Eggens and the Award
Women in Turfgrass Management
Would You Like to Be Part of The National Network Of Women In Turfgrass Management?
Over the past few months CGSA member Morgan Creighton has been working in conjunction with the @GolfSupers, @GuelphTurf and @ OldsCollege to create the ‘Women in Turf Mentor Program’. The idea is to help young female students enrolled in a post-secondary institution with an established female mentor. If interested or for more information please click here or contact Morgan at:
The CGSA would like to thank all of our delegates, exhibitors, sponsors and partners for making The Canadian Golf Course Management Conference a success. The Canadian saw more delegates than the previous conference in Banff, had a sold out trade show and increased support from our sponsors. Initial attendee response regarding education, trade show and the social program has been favourable. We look forward to hosting you in November in Vancouver - watch for details.

Report from the AGM
CGSA Announces New Board of Directors and a Successful Financial Year. The Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Golf Superintendents Association took place on Tuesday, March 3. There were several elections and CGSA announced its new board.   
Be Sure and Save the Date for CGSA's Fall Field Day
SAVE up to $9,000 on Your Next General Motors
Lease or Purchase
CGSA members can save up to $9,000 on vehicles leased, financed or purchased outright through the Competitive Assistance Program.

General Motors Canada Limited markets the full range of fuel-efficient Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles and related services through Canada's largest automotive dealer network, dedicated to delivering a top customer experience. 

Take advantage of this savings opportunity by contacting Lori Micucci , Manager, Member Services, CGSA at 800.387.1056 ext. 27 to receive your Competitive Assistance Program letter in advance of acquiring your new vehicle from your local GM dealer. For more details click here .
Industry News
Toro's Sales Achievement Award 2019
Recipient, Louis-Philippe Boucher was presented his Green Jacket at the Toro Worldwide Business meeting at the GIS in Orlando - Congratulations to Louis.
March member perks
For our members who have upgraded their benefit options to either Premium or the Ultimate level, here are more savings for you in February through  memberperks  for CGSA. There are some great savings for you and your family.
  • FAIRMONT - Enjoy 15% off the best available rate + receive a complimentary room upgrade + 50 dining credit through memberperks
  •  ORGANIKA - Save 20% off Organika products
  •  TURBOTAX - Save up to 25% off your Tax filing with TurboTax!

There are 3000 discounts across Canada for you and your family members to take advantage of. To learn more about this benefit, please contact Lori Micucci, ext. 27 or
As a Premium or Ultimate member of the Canadian Golf Superintendents Association, you have access to HumanaCare’s Member Assistance Program providing free, confidential support and counselling for individuals and their families experiencing work-life challenges.
How to look after your mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak. 
HumanaCare is here to help!  
EFAP Heath & Wellness Monthly Webinar Guide 2020, for a listing of the 2020 Webinar Series, please click:  CALENDAR .
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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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