PITT MEADOWS, BC – On Friday, Fraser Health issued an Extreme Heat Alert, with forecasted daytime highs into next week expected to be between 29 to 39 degrees. In response, the City opened the PMFRC as a drop-in cooling centre for community members to find temporary relief from the heat.
The PMFRC is located at 12027 Harris Road. The drop-in cooling centre will be staffed by Emergency Support Services volunteers who will provide guests with bottled water, washroom access and seating.
The cooling centre will be open:
- Saturday June 26 from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
- Sunday June 27 from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
- Monday June 28 from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
- Tuesday June 29 from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
The City is reminding everyone to please check in on older or more vulnerable neighbours, never leave children or pets inside a parked vehicle and watch for symptoms of overheating.
If you are struggling with the heat, please come down to the PMFRC.
Please note that COVID-19 protocols are in place. If you don’t a mask, one will be provided.
For more information please contact:
Manager of Communications & Community Engagement
City of Pitt Meadows