The City of Kamloops is preparing to initiate a heat response plan that will ensure residents are educated on the dangers of the summer heat while also seeking volunteers to support the activation of cooling centers.
The City is seeking community volunteers to help operate up to three cooling centres should a response be activated. Sandman Centre will be the primary cooling site. Pending staff and volunteer availability, the City will aim to open the Parkview Activity Centre and Valleyview Community Hall as additional cooling sites. The centres will be open 12:00–8:00 pm on days of activation, and volunteers would contribute four-hour shifts.
Interested volunteers can apply online at Kamloops.ca/Heat
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