March 26 - consuming leisure.doc

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Department
Physical Education, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Course
PERLS204
Professor
Zac Robinson
Semester
Winter

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March 26Consuming LeisureEven after theWW2 we still had debt but were on the cusp of changeJohn Diefenbaker and progressive conservatives sweep to office in 1957In Canada there was a housing boom as well as an oil and drilling boomOil was struck in 1910 in Calgary but was later discovered in Leduc as wellThere was an immigration and baby boomAffluence had arrived after a decade of depression and half decade of warPeople were coming to Canada to leave war torn EuropeThey were hoping to benefit from Canadas new employment40 hour work week and 8 hours a day were in effect Vacation time was also in effectForeign workers were allowed to pursue leisureOutdoor rec became
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