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Posted on: June 29, 2021

Cooling Centre Available for Residents to Escape the Heat

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Escape the heat at the temporary cooling centre at City Hall! Enjoy a quiet space with air conditioning, a cold water/electrolyte drink and freezie, while reading a book or listening to your favorite podcast. Individual and small cohort seating is limited.

As the heat wave can be intense for those without air conditioning and difficult for individuals with heat-related illnesses, staff plan to have the centre open from Tuesday, June 29 – Friday, July 2, 2021, from 9:00 am – 9:00 pm. Staff will be available to talk about community programming and senior services. Public health orders will be followed, including wearing masks and physical distancing.

Please let anyone you know that is more vulnerable to heat to seek out cool places, like the cooling centre. No pets allowed at this time. (Address: City Hall, 105 Marina Road, Chestermere, use the north side entrance).

To reduce your heat risk during the heat wave this week: 
  • Consider rescheduling outdoor activities to cooler hours of the day.
  • Take frequent breaks from the heat, spending time indoors in cooled buildings such as malls or indoor pools.
  • Drink plenty of water and other non-alcoholic, non-caffeinated beverages to stay hydrated.
  • Check for your children or pets before you exit your vehicle. Do not leave any person or pet inside a closed vehicle, for any length of time.
  • Monitor for symptoms of heat stroke or heat exhaustion, such as high body temperature, lack of sweat, confusion, fainting, and unconsciousness. Pay particular attention to individuals that can experience earlier or more severe effects from heat including infants, children, seniors, and individuals with pre-existing lung, heart, kidney, nervous system, mental health or diabetic conditions, outdoor workers, as well as those who are socially isolated.

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