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Owen Sound, Ontario – Monday, August 17, 2015 - The City of Owen Sound reminds the public that City Hall, the Library, the Bayshore Community Centre, the Tom Thomson Art Gallery, and the Julie McArthur Regional Recreation Centre are open during regular business hours. These locations provide good opportunities to get out of the heat and cool down.
If you like to be outdoors and have some fun while staying cool, the following are available:

Harrison Park Pool
Open Swims – Monday to Sunday – 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Monday, Tuesday, Friday & Saturday – 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Free Swims – Wednesday, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – sponsored this week by Owen Sound Scenic City Lions Club
Thursday, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – sponsored by Tim Hortons
Sunday, 11:00 am – noon – sponsored by Tim Hortons

Kelso Beach, Good Cheer Splash Pad
Every day – 9:00 a.m. to dusk

Here are tips to help you keep cool:
Drink plenty of fluids. Water is your best choice. Choose drinks that do not contain alcohol or high amounts of sugar as they can cause you to lose body fluid. Also, avoid very cold drinks as they can cause stomach cramps.
Stay cool indoors. Keep shades drawn over sun-facing windows and use fans to move the air. Close windows during the day and open at night to allow circulation of cool air. If you don't have air conditioning at home, spend a few hours at a library, gallery, mall or other building that is kept cool during the day. Take a cool shower or bath. Use your stove and oven less often.
Dress lightly. Wear loose-fitting, light-coloured clothes, sunglasses and a wide-brimmed hat. Use a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher and an SPF lip balm.
Limit outdoor activity. Plan your day to limit outdoor activity to morning and evening hours. Try to rest in the shade. If working outside, schedule your heaviest work during the coolest part of the day.
Pace yourself. Rest frequently to allow your body to cool.
Be a buddy. At work, monitor the condition of your co-workers and have someone do that for you. Check with family, friends and neighbours at least once a day. It is important to have regular contact with people who have difficulty dealing with heat.


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