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The CVRD Community Services Department is currently working with the Kerry Park Recreation Centre, Cowichan Community Centre, Cowichan Lake Sports Arena and Frank Jameson Community Centre, to open cooling centres Thursday July 29 – Saturday July 31, noon – 8 pm.  That time may be extended as the forecast develops.

Spaces within those facilities are being identified, and community information is expected later today.

Of note, Cowichan Tribes is also anticipated to open the Siem Leleum Gymnasium starting Thursday, noon – 8 pm for a cooling centre.

As details become finalized, further information will be provided.


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  1. Cowichan Tribes, Ladysmith, North Cowichan, and CVRD Recreation Centres open cooling centres
    DUNCAN, BC – With another heat wave anticipated, cooling centres will be opened at several locations:

    • Chemainus Seniors Centre, 9824 Willow Street, Chemainus – Saturday, July 31 from NOON to 8 pm.

    • Frank Jameson Community Centre, 810 – 6th Avenue, Ladysmith – Thursday, July 29 – Saturday, July 31 from NOON to 8 pm.

    • Kerry Park Recreation Centre, 1035 Shawnigan-Mill Bay Road, Mill Bay – Thursday, July 29 – Saturday, July 31 from NOON to 8 pm.
    • Cowichan Community Centre, 2687 James Street, Duncan – Thursday, July 29 – Saturday, July 31 from NOON to 8 pm.
    • Lake Cowichan Centennial Hall, 309 South Shore Road, Lake Cowichan – Thursday, July 29 – Saturday, July 31 from NOON to 8 pm.
    • Siem Lelum Gymnasium, 5574 River Road, Duncan – Thursday, July 29 – Saturday, July 31 from NOON to 8 pm.
    • Crofton Community Centre, 8104 Musgrave Street, Crofton – Saturday, July 31 from NOON to 8 pm.

    Each facility will provide a cool space to provide respite from external temperatures. Water will be provided.

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