A friend of mine ran a photo of changing leaves on Facebook last week.
Really, there’s no need for that, is there?
Then, to make that photo even more vivid, the Canadian National Exhibition got underway in Toronto on Friday. If you’re not from Southern Ontario, that’s regarded as the last gasp of summer as kids of my era made it an annual visit before school began in September.
From what I understand from friends in Vancouver, the beginning of the Pacific National Exhibition is thought of in the same way as the CNE and that got underway on Saturday.
On Friday morning, I got up earlier than usual and noticed that it was darker at 6 a.m. than it was just a couple of weeks earlier. We won’t even get into that snow they had around Calgary on Friday.
Like it or not, there are definite signs of autumn out there, which is not to say that there isn’t any summer left, but we do know that the official change to fall is a month away, so people will be looking to take full advantage of what warm weather is left.
The question is how will they enjoy the last few weeks of summer?
According to this recent report from the National Golf Course Owners Association of Canada, plenty of people have been enjoying this summer on the golf course, with rounds up 19 per cent over last year and 10 per cent above the three-year average nationally as of July 1.
Will that continue as August winds down and September takes over leading up to the first day of school for kids? Or will people take the last few weeks of summer and spend it with their families before everybody starts focusing on other aspects of their lives, such as school or work?
That’s the question in this week’s GNN Poll. Are the last few weeks of August traditionally slower than earlier in the summer at the golf operation where you work?
You can cast your vote below or on the GNN home page and please feel free to expand your thoughts in the Comments section below.
Are the last few weeks of August and into September traditionally slower than earlier in the summer at the golf operation where you’re employed?
- YES (61%)
- NO (39%)