With a heat warning in effect, it’s important Campbell Riverites are aware of the services available to help beat the heat.
As temperatures soar and those experiencing homelessness face increasing health risks, they should stay hydrated and stay in the shade, Campbell River Homeless Coalition coordinator Stefanie Hendrickson tells My Campbell River Now.
Locally, the daytime temperatures from this heatwave will reach 30 or 31 degrees Celsius through Saturday, and overnight temperatures are forecasted to be in the mid to upper teens.
Along with community water stations available at Spirit Square, Robert Ostler Park, Frank James Park, and the Tyee Spit, people can access Campbell River community services at:
- Kwesa Place, 1342 Shoppers Row – Drop-in centre, showers, laundry, clothing, and refreshments available from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday
- Hama?Elas Kitchen, 1342 Shoppers Row – Serves dinner nightly at 5:30 pm, seven days a week
- Women’s Centre at Rose Harbour, 1116 Dogwood St. – Drop-in centre, showers, and refreshments available from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, Monday to Thursday
- Salvation Army Lighthouse, 1381 Cedar St. – Lunch service, bottled water, showers, and clothes available from noon to 1:00 pm, Monday to Friday
The City says outreach workers from various organizations are also dropping off supplies to people out in the community.
Plus, the Willow Point Splash Park on Penfield Road is open daily from 9:00 am until 9:00 pm, and Centennial Pool on 4th Avenue has reopened on a first-come, first-served basis. Only 50 swimmers are allowed in the pool at a time, the City notes.
Our previous story — Heat warning for B.C., people urged to take precautions — shares more tips to help keep cool and healthy.