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Hot Weather in Store for Southwestern BC

Posted July 13, 2018

While hot and sunny conditions are welcomed news for most, Environment and Climate Change Canada and Medical Health Officers are reminding residents to take precautions to protect themselves from the heat. Keep cool by:

  • Spending time in an air-conditioned facility (such as a shopping centre, library, community centre or restaurant) for at least several hours every day.
  • Dress for the weather by wearing loose, light-weight clothing. Protect yourself from the sun by wearing a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses.
  • Avoid sunburn, stay in the shade or use sunscreen with SPF 30 or more
  • NEVER leave children or pets alone in a parked car.
  • Check in on others - People living alone are at high risk of severe heat related illness.  
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Swangard Stadium Track Officially Re-opens with the Return of the Harry Jerome International Track Classic

Swangard Stadium Re-Opens

Photo above: Mayor Derek Corrigan introduces the Harry Jerome International Track Classic back to Swangard Stadium. This year’s event featured the China-Canada Sprint Challenge, a ten-event competition over the two days.

For Immediate Release

Burnaby, B.C. – Burnaby’s multi-use Swangard Stadium officially re-opened with the return of the Harry Jerome International Track Classic earlier this week. The eight-lane 400-metre Olympic regulation oval track was replaced as a result of funding support of $420,000 from the federal Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Grant Program (CIP 150), as well as $280,000 from the City’s Gas Tax funds and $250,000 from a local non-profit group.

With the refurbished surface, annual track and field events such as the Harry Jerome International Track Classic will return to Swangard Stadium in 2018.

As one of the City’s large outdoor venues, Swangard Stadium is also home to many community events and festivals. Over the past 48 years, this stadium in central Burnaby has hosted athletes and musicians, as well as various events that celebrate diversity and foster community spirit and pride.  

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For more information contact:

Lisa Dolinski, Marketing & Communications Coordinator
City of Burnaby | Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services
lisa.dolinski@burnaby.ca
604-297-4481

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