OCTOBER 4, 2022
Members are reminded of the following important information ahead of next week's PGA of BC Buying Show, taking place October 12-13 at the Richmond Olympic Oval. The Association alongside the over 50 registered exhibitors look forward to welcoming over150 facilities gather at the annual event, making a return after a two-year hiatus.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Wednesday, October 12th
Show Hours: 9:00am - 5:00pm
PGA of BC Awards Celebration: 6:00pm - 7:45pm (River Rock Casino Resort)
Thursday, October 13th
Show Hours: 9:00am - 4:00pm
FORESIGHT SPORTS EDUCATION STAGE SCHEDULE
Wednesday October 12th
8:45am: RUNNING A MILLION DOLLAR GOLF SHOP
Presentation by: Chris Ward, Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club
12:00pm: JUNIOR PROGRAMS AT THE FARM
Presentation by: Stephanie Wong, Point Grey Golf & Country Club
Thursday October 13th
8:45am: RETAIL WITH PURPOSE
Presentation by: Meegan West, West Agencies & Trevor West, Sandpiper Golf Course
12:00pm: IF YOUR DREAM JOB WAS POSTED TOMORROW, ARE YOU READY?
Presentation by: Scott Kolb, Fresh Golf Solutions
All Education sessions will take place on the Foresight Sports PGA of BC Education Stage. Registration is not required but please arrive early to ensure you sign-in for your PDP points.
The PGA of BC strongly encourages and recommends a dress code of Business Formal for its members at the Show, while the minimum attire will be Golf Casual. Please note that the following attire will not be permitted to be worn by any attendees:
- Graphic t-shirts
Click here to review the PGA of BC’s dress-code standards.
2022 AWARDS CELEBRATION PRESENTED BY REPLAY GOLF SUPPLIES & TRIBAL
Please be sure to join us in honouring the incredible efforts and accomplishments of our members and partners throughout the 2022 season. The annual PGA of BC Awards Celebration presented by Replay Golf Supplies & Tribal will take place Wednesday, Oct. 12 from 6:00pm - 7:45pm in the Whistler Ballroom at the River Rock Casino Resort. Limited tickets are available and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Refreshments and hors d'oeuvres are included with your admission. Tickets are only $35 - Please click here to purchase your tickets.
NGCOA GOLF INVITATIONAL
NGCOA Canada will be hosting their annual non-traditional golf event on Tuesday, October 11 (6-9pm) at One Under, the night prior to the PGA of BC Buying Show. All NGCOA Canada members and suppliers are invited to attend for an evening of networking, simulator contests, food and cocktails. Centrally set in Vancouver’s Financial District, One Under boasts six industry leading golf simulation bays, crafted cocktail bar, lounge, private party/meeting room and chef inspired menu. One Under is right off the Canada Line, off at Waterfront Station and just a short two-minute walk, leave the car behind! Register today as the event is expected to reach capacity.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT POINTS (PDP)
Professional Development Program (PDP) points will be awarded for both the Buying Show (4 points per day) as well as the Awards Celebration (2 points). Please note that it is the Member's responsibility to sign in for all events' registration. Points will not be retroactively awarded if a signature is not present -- no exceptions. As a reminder, this is the last formal opportunity for members to earn points for the 2022 campaign and earn a position within the Top 100.
Parking is available at the Richmond Olympic Oval's General Parking lot throughout the event at a cost of $2.25 per hour or up to a daily rate of $17.00. Members are encouraged to arrive early as parking for the Show will be limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Parkade clearance is 6’8”. Please click here for information on over-height and overflow parking.
Thinking of hiring for 2022? Statistics have proven that autumn is the most desirable time to post open positions at your facility. Knowing this, the PGA of BC will once again feature a Careers Board at the Show. Many great success stories have started with positions advertised and interviews being conducted at the Show. Should you wish to ensure your opening is featured, please send your posting to Dan Czerwenka (email@example.com) by Friday Oct. 7th at 4pm.
We thank you for your time and support of this very important PGA of BC initiative and look forward to seeing you the Richmond Olympic Oval.