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August 2023 -   AGM was a Great Success!

As part of the AGM was a Turf Walk through the new Guelph Turfgrass Institute (GTI). Watch the video here.

April 2023 -  Scholarship Applications are Open

We have two scholarship available. Check out these scholarship below.

Michael J. Bladon Scholarship

Robert W. Sheard Scholarship

January 2023 - STC is happy to announce a new mentoring program!

If you’re interested in either mentoring or being a mentee and learning from others with experience in the turf industry, we encourage you to apply and let us connect you with another interested person so we can learn from one another and improve the expertise within our industry. 

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February 28, 2022 - Congratulations to our scholarship winners!

Rob Renda recipient of the Michael J. Bladon Scholarship & Fedja Muzur recipient of the Robert Sheard Scholarship.

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NEW Michael J. Bladon Scholarship

We are pleased to announce the formation of a new scholarship in the name of Sports Turf Canada’s (STC) founding president Mr. Michael J. Bladon.

This professional development scholarship has received official approval from the STC Board of Directors and Executive Manager, Anne Baliva. The scholarship will be provided annually to a deserving member of STC by the Bladon Family Trust.

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TORONTO, ON, May 5, 2021  - Turf Care Products Canada has been recognized for overall business performance and sustained growth with the prestigious Canada’s Best Managed Companies designation. Now in its 28th year, Canada’s Best Managed Companies remains one of the country’s leading business awards programs recognizing Canadian-owned and managed companies for innovative, world-class business practices. Every year, hundreds of companies compete for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates the calibre of their management abilities and practices. The 2021 Best Managed award winners are amongst the best-in-class of Canadian owned and managed companies demonstrating leadership in the areas of strategy, capabilities and innovation, culture and commitment, and financials to achieve sustainable growth.

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Key founder of GTI, Sports Turf Canada passes away at age 93

Dr. Robert (Bob) Sheard, a founder of the Guelph Turfgrass Institute and a key player in the formation of Sports Turf Canada, has passed away at the age of 93.

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January 21, 2020 - Turf Care Products Canada Announces Organizational Changes

Paul McLean, former CEO at CWB Maxium Financial and co-founder of Maxium Financial Services acquired Turf Care Products Canada in April of 2019. After 45 years at the helm of one of Canada’s largest commercial turf equipment distributors, former President & CEO, Ron Craig made the decision to retire from Turf Care at the end of 2019. McLean’s acquisition of Turf Care was a natural fit as he and Craig have a long-standing relationship and share many core values that have been integral to the success of both Maxium and Turf Care.

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September 2019 - Congratulations Ross Baron

Congratulations Ross Baron, Head Groundskeeper for the Vancouver Canadians (BC) on being awarded Sports Turf Manager’s Association (our counterpart in the United States) Sports Turf Manager of the Year!!  

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