Beat the Heat!

Summer is finally here and after months of cold and grey, who thought their could be such a thing as too much sun! The temperature is going to be toasty for the next few days and keeping kids cool can be a challenge.

Here’s a few tips to help beat the heat.

HYDRATE

Our bodies lose water when we’re hot and sweaty so it’s important to have enough fluids through out the day. Make sure little ones have access to a water bottle and snack on water-rich food like watermelon, strawberries, peaches and cucumbers. 

CHOOSE YOUR OUTDOOR TIMES WISELY

No one wants to stay cooped up indoors all day, especially when the sun’s out. Plan your outdoor adventures for early morning and late afternoon/evening. Fraser Health advises to schedule outdoor activities only during the coolest time of the day avoiding 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. when temperatures are at their highest.

You can find a list of spray parks in Surrey at https://www.surrey.ca/activities-parks-recreation/parks/things-to-do-in-parks/spray-parks-water-playgrounds and outdoor pools https://www.surrey.ca/activities-parks-recreation/recreation-facilities/outdoor-sports-athletic-facilities/outdoor-pools. Or find a shady nature trail here: https://www.surrey.ca/naturetrails.

 

You can find a list of Delta spray parks at https://www.tourismdelta.com/Water-Fun 

GET COMFORTABLE

No air conditioning? Keep your home cool by closing the blinds and curtains during the day. If you open your windows be sure they are not easily accessible for small children and consider putting guards on windows that are higher than ground level (get more info on window safety here. Pro-Tip: Freeze water on a baking sheet and place in front of a fan for a cool breeze.

Cooling centres in Delta

During the extreme heat weather warning all three libraries in Delta are now open seven days a week (closed on Canada Day): Monday-Thursday from 9 am to 6 pm, Friday-Saturday from 10 am to 5pm; and Sunday from 11am to 5pm. Libraries still operate under limited capacities but they can offer cool, air-conditioned spaces and access to water. 

Ladner Pioneer Library

4683 51 Street, Delta, BC V4K 2V8 | 604-946-6215

 

George Mackie Library

8440 112 Street, Delta, BC V4C 4W9 | 604-594-8155

 

Tsawwassen Library

1321A 56 Street, Delta, BC V4L 2A6 | 604-943-2271

For more sun safety tips be sure to visit https://www.fraserhealth.ca/health-topics-a-to-z/sun-safety#.YNSSG-ipFaQ

 

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