Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Stay Cool!

Staff

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Has the recent hot and sticky weather got you down? With the high temperatures and humidity in recent days, the Municipality of Meaford is reminding residents that there are many ways to keep cool.

Here are some of the best ways to beat the heat in Meaford:

  • Plan a visit or picnic in one of our parks, many of which are along the beautiful shorelines of Georgian Bay and Big Head River. Trees and pavilion structures within the parks provide additional shade. (Memorial Park, Beautiful Joe Park, St Vincent Park, Fred Raper’s Park, McCarroll Park with Splash Pad, Legion Park.)

  • Stay hydrated and if you have a water bottle with you, look for the Blue ‘W’ decal in the windows of municipal buildings and participating business (including The Meaford Independent office) that indicates individuals are welcome to fill their reusable water bottles inside, without feeling compelled to make a purchase.

  • Enjoy one of our Municipal beach areas located at Fred Raper’s Park, Memorial Park and Leith Beach Park.

  • The Meaford Museum (climate controlled facility) is open every day from 10 am – 4 pm. Admission fees will be waived during times of extreme temperatures and humidity. Space is limited.

  • The Meaford and St. Vincent Arena (Climate Controlled Auditorium) is available Monday to Friday from 8:30 to 4:30 during times of extreme heat.

  • Meaford Public Library (climate controlled facility) is open for business Tuesdays & Thursdays from 10 am – 8 pm; Wednesdays & Fridays from 10 am – 5 pm; and Saturdays from 10 am – 3 pm.

  • The Blue Dolphin Pool will be open for public swimming Monday through Friday from 2 pm – 3:45 pm and from 7 pm – 8:30 pm, and Saturdays & Sundays from 10 am – 12 pm and 2 pm – 4 pm. For more information, see the Blue Dolphin Pool Webpage.

For further information on how to stay cool during a time of extreme heat, please visit: http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/public/programs/emu/emerg_prep/et_heat.aspx

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