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2020 Canadian Golf Industry Show Postponed

CGSA, NGCOA Canada and PGA of Canada React to COVID-19 Impact
posted on May 21, 2020

May 21, 2020

The Canadian Golf Superintendents Association, PGA of Canada, and National Golf Course Owners Association Canada regrettably announce that the launch of the Canadian Golf Industry Show, planned for this November in Vancouver, must be postponed.

Due to so much COVID-19 related uncertainty about future restrictions on group events and travel, combined with our top priority remaining the ultimate health and safety of all stakeholders, the three partnered Associations mutually agreed to this necessary action.

The decision to proceed or cancel had to be made by this month in order to allow for the necessary lead time to properly manage such a large conference and trade show along with the need to negotiate the necessary cancellation clauses with the host venues.

Dates and locations for 2021 and 2022 options remain on hold, pending further clarity on the status of COVID-19 health risks and government restrictions on such public events.

The Canadian Golf Industry Show features three simultaneous conferences with certain shared content and social activities included. A combined trade show consisting of suppliers from each sector is also a highlight of this exciting new event.

Further announcements will made individually by the CGSA, PGA of Canada, and NGCOA Canada.

About CGSA:

The CGSA represents golf course superintendents, assistant superintendents, equipment technicians, and others involved in golf course management across Canada. CGSA was founded in 1966 and has over 1,000 members. Its mission is to promote excellence in golf course management and environmental responsibility through the continuing professional development of its members.  The CGSA operates the Canadian Golf Course Management Conference and is a partner in the Canadian Golf Industry Show.

Contact: Kathryn Wood, COO, kwood@golfsupers.com

About PGA of Canada:

Established in 1911, the PGA of Canada is the second oldest and third largest professional golf association in the world. The PGA of Canada is a non-profit association comprised of nearly 3,600 golf professionals across the country. The association’s mandate is to develop, promote and support its members in living a better life and earning a better living while growing participation, excellence and passion for the sport of golf. The association consists of the national office located in Acton, Ont., and nine Zone Offices across the country. The PGA of Canada operates the Teaching and Coaching Conference presented by Foresight Sports Canada and is a partner in the Canadian Golf Industry Show.

Contact: Matt Allen, Chief Innovation Officer, matt@pgaofcanada.com

About NGCOA Canada:

The National Golf Course Owners Association Canada is a not-for-profit trade association, owned by its 1300 members, providing business support and leadership to those golf course operators. The NGCOA Canada’s numerous business benefits include the Golf Business Canada Conference & Trade Show, a partner in the Canadian Golf Industry Show.

Contact: Jeff Calderwood, CEO, jcalderwood@ngcoa.ca