You may recall this blog from back in June in which I said I wasn’t going to participate in any recession.
Of course, you’ve heard news from Alberta about the provincial economy with oil prices slumping and the lost jobs that go along with it, but guess what? I don’t think people here are going to participate in any recession either.
I get that from talking to people or going into restaurants. In Calgary and Edmonton, the participation rate in golf is, to me, off the chart.
There are people who have lost their jobs, but I recall hearing about other jobs opening up in other sectors, so it evens out. There are always positives.
I don’t think that denies that there are economic challenges right now. I think what it does illustrate is a resiliency. As I said, it’s as it Albertans aren’t participating in any downturn and that has certainly shown in the number of memberships we’ve sold.
The show must go on, but as someone of my generation has seen so often in the past, we may go down, but we always bounce back. The older we get, the better we seem to be able to deal with it.
Of course, there’s a lot of uncertainty right now. We have a federal government that is very new and a provincial government that is somewhat new. There are economic challenges and we’ll wait to see how the respective governments deal with them.
In the meantime, people here are taking the right attitude by choosing not to participate in any downturn.