The Rotary Water Park at Lewis Park in Courtenay will extend its hours over the August long weekend. Photo by Terry Farrell

The Rotary Water Park at Lewis Park in Courtenay will extend its hours over the August long weekend. Photo by Terry Farrell

City of Courtenay, CVRD offer cooling stations to battle heatwave

The City of Courtenay and the Comox Valley Regional District are offering additional cooling spaces as options for residents seeking relief from the current heatwave.

On Wednesday, Environment Canada issued a heat warning for East Vancouver Island, including from Courtenay to Campbell River, Duncan to Nanaimo and Nanoose Bay to Fanny Bay.

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Here are a few options to cool down in Courtenay over the next few days:

Florence Filberg Centre Cooling Centre: In partnership with the Comox Valley Transition Society for those residents experiencing homelessness or who are inadequately sheltered, a cooling centre will be available at the Florence Filberg Centre (downstairs). Masks are recommended in indoor public settings for all people 12 and older who are not yet fully vaccinated.

Florence Filberg Centre Cooling Centre hours:

Thursday, July 29, 2–6 p.m.

Friday, July 30, noon–6 p.m.

Saturday, July 31, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 1, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Rotary Water Park at Lewis Park: Water park hours extended Thursday, July 29 through Sunday, Aug. 1, open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day. www.courtenay.ca/waterpark

Outdoor Pool and Wading Pool: The outdoor pool and wading pool at Lewis Park are great ways to cool down. For schedule information visit www.courtenay.ca/pool

Comox Valley Sports Centre Arena #1: The Comox Valley Regional District is opening the Comox Valley Sports Centre, Arena #1 as a cooling centre July 29 – August 1, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.