Manitoba summers are hot and can experience up to 16 hours of sunlight daily. Prolonged exposure to hot temperatures and UV rays can have serious health implications including heat exhaustion, heat cramps, heat stroke and sunburn.
If you are dehydrated and in need of water, Resource Assistance for Youth (RaY) at 125 Sherbrook in Winnipeg will provide water bottles to homeless youth in the neighbourhood. Click here for details and scroll to the bottom to see more information about their services.
For resources to beat the heat, consider checking out your local public library or recreation centre. Click here and scroll to the bottom of the screen to find a cooling station near you. Some recreation centres can offer indoor activities such as card games, bingo, or art classes. To find a recreation program nearby:
- Select the “Older Adults” topic area followed by “Recreation” or click here.
- Select the “Youth” topic area followed by “Recreation” or click here.
Follow this link and scroll to bottom of the page to find a public library near you.