Preparedness for Heat Event

For Immediate Release

Extreme Heat Warnings

The Town of Oliver is encouraging residents to be prepared for an upcoming heat wave. The hot weather is expected to arrive on Sunday, July 7, 2024 and settle in for at least one week.

As this is the first major heat event of the summer, please take a few steps to ensure you are prepared! Here are some tips:

  • Check in on neighbours, friends, and family members

  • Stay in the shade, stay hydrated, wear clothing and a hat while outdoors

  • Put together an emergency kit for potential power outages

  • Looking for an indoor place to cool down?

    • Okanagan Regional Library Oliver Branch has amended their hours and they are now open Monday – Saturday during the day

    • Contact the Oliver Senior Centre at 250-498-6142 if you are a senior and looking for some indoor activities

    • The Town of Oliver is working with local not-for-profit organizations to open cooling centres on days it is forecasted to be 35 degrees Celsius or hotter:

      Location: Community Hall at 6359 Park Drive

      Sunday, July 7, 2024 from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm
      Monday, July 8, 2024 from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

      Please visit Town of Oliver Social Media accounts for additional hours and locations

  • Visit one of Oliver’s parks to stay in the shade and cool down

    • Kinsmen Spray Park at 255 Fairview Road

    • Rotary Beach Park at 6759 Lakeside Drive

    • Oliver Community Park and Outdoor Pool at 6359 Park Drive

For more information on being prepared for extreme weather visit:

Additional information on preparedness for emergencies can be found on the Town of Oliver’s Emergency Preparedness webpage:

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