With Strathmore under a heat warning, it is extremely important for everyone to stay hydrated and have a place to cool down. 

The Town of Strathmore is opening a cooling station to provide relief at the Strathmore Motor Products Sports Centre during the heat wave. 

The Town of Strathmore is responding to the region’s heat alert by opening the doors to a free cooling station. The Strathmore Motor Products Sports Centre is open with air conditioning and water fountains from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm until further notice. 

“It’s important to take overheating seriously,” said Strathmore’s Director of Emergency Management David Sturgeon. “Exposure to extreme heat can put vulnerable people at risk of heat-related illnesses including heat stroke. This cooling centre is an important way to prevent serious illness.” 

In addition to having a place to cool off this week, cooling station users will have access to the gym and walking tracks at the Strathmore Motor Products Sports Centre with no drop-in fee charged. 

Environment Canada issued a heat warning as of 3:40 p.m. on July 11. Updates to the community will be provided as new forecasts are provided by Environment Canada.

Residents are encouraged to take precautions against extreme heat. Learn more at Strathmore.ca/HeatAlert.

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