Registration is now open for the first Atlantic Sports Turf Field Day July 21, 2011. At the geographic centre of the Maritimes, the City of Moncton is well situated to welcome sports turf managers from across the Atlantic provinces. Educational sessions will be held at the Moncton Coliseum.
STA presents Atlantic Sports Turf Field Day July 21 in Moncton
Registration is now open for the first Atlantic Sports Turf Field Day, Thursday, July 21, 2011.
At the geographic centre of the Maritimes, the City of Moncton is well situated to welcome sports turf managers from across the Atlantic provinces. Educational sessions will be held at the Moncton Coliseum followed by a BBQ lunch, Tailgate Tradeshow and practical ‘on the field’ training at the nearby CN Sportplexe.
Presented by the Sports Turf Association, the speaker lineup features Dr. Eric Lyons and Dr. Katerina Jordan from the University of Guelph, home of the world class Guelph Turfgrass Institute, together with industry professionals Gord Dol, Dol Turf Restoration Ltd. and George Bannerman, Gordon Bannerman Ltd. The program has been accredited by Plant Health Atlantic for Continuing Education Credits. Long-time STA member Gorden Horsman encourages his fellow turf managers to attend. “The City of Moncton is pleased to host this event. We hope turf managers from across the region will take advantage of the day’s offering of sports turf focused education – and what a great networking opportunity! Spread the word to your colleagues and suppliers!”
Robert Daniels, Adjunct Professor, Turfgrass Science, Nova Scotia Agricultural College will preside over the day. “Due to the increased expectations of recreational, amateur and professional athletes many sports turf facilities have been or are in the process of being either upgraded or constructed in Atlantic Canada. To meet the expectations of these end users seasonal maintenance practices must be continually improved. The hosting of such an event as this turf field day provides an opportunity for individual managers to increase their knowledge of the latest products and cultural practices available.”
Visit www.sportsturfassociation.com for information and registration details.
The Sports Turf Association was conceived in 1987 when after a brain storming session at the University of Guelph a broad segment of the turf industry endorsed its need. Of particular concern at that meeting was the need to minimize and avoid injury to participants using athletic fields where they relate to sports turf. More than two decades later the Sports Turf Association continues to promote better, safer sports turf through innovation, education and professional programs. Visit www.sportsturfassociation.com for more information or contact the STA office at 519.763.9431, email@example.com.