Extended assistance measures to beat the heat
For everyone’s health and safety, the City of Pointe-Claire is extending the initiatives in place to make it easier for everyone to tolerate the ongoing heat wave:
Air-conditioned municipal buildings
The following buildings are air-conditioned and open to the public during regular hours:
- Aquatic Centre (60 Maywood Avenue): 5:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Monday to Friday
- Central Library (100 Douglas-Shand Avenue): 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. à 21 h, Monday to Friday
- Library – Valois Branch(68 Prince-Edward Avenue): 1 to 9 p.m., Wednesday and Friday
- Bob-Birnie Arena (58 Maywood Avenue): 7 a.m. to midnight, every day
Recreational swimming at the Aquatic Centre
New family swim hours have been extended:
- Until Thursday, July 5: 1:30 to 9:30 p.m., in the 50-m (6-lane) pool
- Admission is free for residents with a MULTI Card.
Extended opening hours for the Valois Park splash pad (40 Baie-de-Valois Avenue)
- Until Friday, July 6 inclusively: 7 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
- Until Thursday, July 5 inclusively: the eco-grazing sheep will stay at the farm.
What you can do
To prevent the effects of oppressive heat, experts recommend the following:
- Drink plenty of water without waiting to feel thirsty.
- Cool down by taking a shower or cool bath often.
- Spend a few hours in an air-conditioned or cool place (shopping malls, libraries, Espace pour la vie facilities, etc.).
- Reduce your physical activities.
- Wear light clothing.
For more information, visit http://ville.montreal.qc.ca/portal/page?_pageid=9657,125797604&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL.