Heat wave: tips for staying cool

Category : Administration
July 24, 2020

The Town wishes to remind its residents of different opportunities to cool off during this heat wave. 

Municipal pool

The pool is open 7 days a week from 7 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. The wading pool will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Reserve your spot!

Splash pads

Residents of all ages are welcome to cool off in one of our splash pads. 

  • Davies Park
  • Strathearn Park

Please note that a mechanical issue has delayed the opening of the splash pad at Rugby Park.

Preventive Measures:

  • Spend at least three (3) hours in a cool or air conditioned place;
  • Drink lots of water even if not thirsty; 
  • Reduce physical efforts;
  • Stay in contact with people you know;
  • Take a shower or cool bath as often as needed or cool off with a damp cold cloth or spray;
  • Protect yourself from the sun, wear light coloured clothing and a hat (especially for babies and toddlers);
  • Keep blinds or curtains closed during the day;
  • Increase air circulation in your home by opening cross windows;

For more information on preventing the effects of heat.

Keep cool!