CGSA and Rain Bird Announce Continued Partnership

October 31st, 2019

The Canadian Golf Superintendents Association (CGSA) and Rain Bird are pleased to announce the continued exclusive sponsorship of the CGSA/Rain Bird Environmental Achievement Award. As a Silver sponsor, Rain Bird will also be a sponsor at The Canadian Golf Course Management Conference (CGCMC).

“With the support of Rain Bird, CGSA recognizes and rewards members that best demonstrate environmentally sustainable management practices,” said Greg Austin, CGSA President. “CGSA members receive greater opportunities for education and professional development because of forged relationships with industry partners. Thanks to Rain Bird for their continued bond with CGSA through numerous avenues; including the support of this prestigious award and the continued participation and sponsorship at the Canadian Golf Course Management Conference.”

“Rain Bird is pleased to team up with CGSA for this prestigious award,” said Serge Gauthier, Senior Area Manager – Canada for the Golf division. “Rain Bird is committed to The Intelligent Use of Water™ and we believe that this Environmental Award aligns well with our corporate beliefs.”

The CGSA/Rain Bird Environmental Achievement Award recognizes the achievements of golf course superintendents and their staff in promoting and preserving the special relationship between golf course properties and environmentally sustainable business practices. It helps to promote the stewardship role that superintendents play with respect to the environment and it highlights the projects, management practices and innovations that golf course managers are implementing on an ongoing basis.

The Award winner will receive an All-Access registration to The Canadian 2020 Golf Course Management Conference; 4 nights’ accommodation at the Westin Ottawa Hotel; transportation costs to the conference and a plaque that will be presented during the awards ceremony. Applications are now open for the CGSA/Rain Bird Environmental Achievement Award. Visit application form for details.

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.

About Rain Bird
Rain Bird Corporation is a privately held company founded in 1933. We are the leading
global manufacturer and provider of irrigation products and services. Since the beginning, Rain Bird has produced and offered the industry’s broadest range of irrigation products for farms, golf courses, sports arenas, commercial developments and homes in more than 130 countries around the world. Over the past eight decades, Rain Bird has been awarded more than 450 patents worldwide, including the first in 1935 for the original horizontal action impact drive sprinkler (U.S. Patent #1,997,901), which revolutionized the food production industry and ushered in a new era in irrigation, worldwide.

Rain Bird is committed to The Intelligent Use of Water™. Our commitment extends beyond products to education, training and services for the industry and the community. In 2015, Rain Bird developed the 25 Ways to Save 25% website to provide a resource on water irrigation options,

Kathryn Wood                                                                      Serge Gauthier
CGSA                                                                                   Rain Bird International
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