COVID-19 Statement

April 17, 2020

April 16, 2020

From our perspective at the Saskatchewan Turfgrass Association, and being a partner with the allied golf association in Saskatchewan, our collective comments at this time would be as follows:

All allied golf associations in Saskatchewan are committed to ensuring the health and safety of our members, golfers, staff, volunteers and industry stakeholders as well as every Canadian in the communities where we live, work and plan.

We are fully supportive of the recommendations and guidelines established by Health Canada, the Saskatchewan Health Authority and public health experts to stop the community spread of the virus.

The allied golf associations in Saskatchewan are working collaboratively with the Province of Saskatchewan during these challenging times.

We look forward to better and healthier days and when the time is right for Canadians to return to recreational normalcy, clubs and courses will be ready to welcome golfers back to the tee.

NOTE: Allied Golf Associations / We Are Golf Saskatchewan

  • • Canadian Society of Club Managers, Saskatchewan Branch
  • • Golf Saskatchewan
  • • National Golf Course Owners Association Canada, Prairie Chapter
  • • Professional Golfers Association of Canada, Saskatchewan Zone
  • • Saskatchewan Turfgrass Association

 


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Saskatchewan Bulletin #9 - April 2, 2020  - (This information was received after newsletter went to print)

Clarification on Golf Courses & Maintaining Physical Assets

As a result of the Province of Saskatchewan’s declaration of restrictions for critical public service or allowable business service  in  the  recent  Public Health Order on Wednesday, March 25 , the NGCOA Canada now has received written confirmation from the Government clarifying the list of allowable business services and how that relates at this time, directly to the operation of your golf course as well as the ability to perform work by your turf and maintenance team members.

At this time, golf courses do not qualify as a critical public service or allowable business service. The golf course must remain closed to the   public  as  they  are  classified  in  Saskatchewan  as  a  recreational   facility.  However,   Landscaping   is   allowed   and   golf   course  physical assets must be maintained, with two meters social distancing enforced .

The Government of Saskatchewan and other agencies have enacted a range of supports to  help  businesses  and  employers  during  the COVID-19 pandemic. Comprehensive information on the programs and resources available can be found on the Saskatchewan Business Response Team website .

Your Association continues to monitor this fluid situation and will continue to keep you apprised of the latest developments.

Please do not hesitate to contact us at ngcoa@ngcoa.ca should you have any questions.

Your NGCOA Canada Team

The Lunch and Learn event has been postponed due to corporate travel bans related to COVID-19. The event's speakers will not be able to attend.

Tentative alternate date is June 9th, 2020. Stay tuned...

 


Due to the Covid-19 virus we are cancelling the turf academies until further notice. Please check back later for updates.

Quick News

November 12, 2019

Pesticide License Renewal:
To find out your Continuing Education Credits for Pesticide License renewal please contact Andrea Koch at Sask PolyTech: kochand@saskpolytech.ca or 306-775-7414 in Saskatoon.

Mental Health Workshop Resources:
Download resources (provided by Allan Kehler – Out From The Shadows – Workshop presented at the STA Fall Windup).

Bursary Applications Now Being Accepted:
To learn more/apply, visit: https://www.saskturf.com/about-us/scholarship

About the STA

  • Saskatchewan's Turfgrass Association, founded in 1979, is a non-profit organization. The S.T.A. was organized by a group of Turfgrass Professionals which has grown to include people from Parks, Golf Courses, Sod Growers, Cities and Commercial Companies.

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