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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Program Support - Allergies

Program Support Allergies Feature

If you or your child has a severe allergy, please register as early as possible for programs and submit a completed Program Support Package for Disabilities and Allergies. This will give us time to help you work out a safety strategy. In most cases, children with life-threatening allergies must be accompanied by an adult who can administer emergency medication.

For sessions 3.5 hours or less, participants requiring emergency medical support, such as an epi-pen, must have an adult on site. For sessions over 3.5 hours, such as summer camps, children with life-threatening allergies may participate independently after completing a series of forms (including one from a doctor) and meeting with staff well in advance of the start date. In upper level aquatic courses taken to become a lifeguard or swim instructor (Bronze Star level and higher), staff are trained and able to assist with emergency medication. Registration for sessions requires participants to confirm they have emergency medication and bring their emergency medication to each class.

For more information for participants with allergies, please contact the location where you plan to register.

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