When it's summer in Vancouver and the days get hotter, it's important to remember that even in temperate, coastal BC, heat can be harmful.
While heat can harm anyone, some are especially vulnerable:
Check in with your neighbours who live alone and on the homeless person you say hi to on the way to work.
Watch for the following symptoms as signs of heat-related illness and heat exhaustion:
If you see someone suffering from too much heat, call 9-1-1 and help them cool off by applying water to their face and neck until emergency services arrive. You can also call 8-1-1 to speak to a nurse.
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Britannia Community Centre has an indoor pool, tennis courts, seniors (55+) centre with computer lab, teen/youth centre, fitness centre, ice rink, and - for classes only - a pottery studio. The centre is located at 1661 Napier St, Vancouver, BC. 604-718-5800.
Amenities include public library, cafeteria, art and recreation programs, adult learning and literacy programs, weight room, and outreach services. The centre is located at 401 Main St, Vancouver BC. 604-665-2220.
Amenities include social, recreational and life-skill development programs, showers, laundry, and cafeteria with low-cost meals. The centre is located at 320 Alexander St, Vancouver BC. 604-665-3075.
Amenities include an education centre, reading room, low-cost cafeteria, and programs for arts and recreation, health, youth and volunteers. The centre is located at 609 Helmcken St, Vancouver BC. 604-665-2391.
Hillcrest recreation centre is located at 4575 Clancy Loranger Way, Vancouver, BC. 604-257-8680. Amenities include a dance studio, indoor cycling, indoor/outdoor pool, ice rink, fitness centre, gym, and cafe.
Kerrisdale Community Centre includes an indoor pool, ice rink, fitness centre, gym, games room, seniors centre, and teen/youth centre. The centre is affiliated with the Kerrisdale Arena and Maple Grove pool. It is located at 5851 W Boulevard, Vancouver, BC. 604-257-8100.
The Mount Pleasant Community Centre is located at 1 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC. 604-257-3080. Amenities include a dance studio, fitness centre, gym, games room, computer lab, teen/youth centre, snack bar, and Vancouver Public Library branch.
Centre provides personal and family support services, and offers an out of school, pre-school and day-care program for children. The centre has a gym, hobby rooms, and club rooms. Located at 920 E Hastings St, Vancouver, BC. Phone: 604-257-6949
Amenities at the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre include a 200-seat theatre, exhibition hall, the Roundhouse Turntable Plaza, dance studio, pottery studio, woodworking studio, various multi-purpose rooms, and a gymnasium. The centre is located at 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver, BC. 604-713-1800.
Amenities include a dance studio, pottery studio, fitness centre, indoor cycling, ice rink, racquetball/squash courts, and teen/youth centre. The West End Community Centre is affiliated with Barclay Manor and is located at 870 Denman St, Vancouver, BC. 604-257-8333.
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