apologized to anyone offended.
Many years ago, I recall attending a contest at an indoor driving range where some photos of government officials were set up as targets. Our then-premier was one of those with his photo out there. If you managed to hit the premier's photo with your golf ball you were awarded 12 free golf-balls. The premier was in attendance and tried as hard as the rest of us to hit the targets. It was all done in fun, and everyone had a good time.
But that was then and this is now! With the recent murder of British Labour MP Jo Cox and the Orlando nightclub carnage in just the past week or so, among other events lately have changed what folks find as funny. We are much more serious now, and interpret things in actions such as this which were never intended.
The golf tournament was entertaining some petroleum businessmen and was probably meant to poke fun at Alberta's new government and its carbon tax. It obviously took on a much more sinister meaning to some.
The organizers of the event should have realized that times have changed. This sort of thing is not funny, any more! Not even slightly! I sincerely hope that those offended by this stunt will accept the organizer's apology and be assured this kind of thing will likely never happen again. Let's all move on now!