Civic Centre opens as cooling space for those needing refuge from heat


The City of Kimberley will be opening the Civic Centre as a cooling space for those needing refuge from the extreme heat.

  • Civic Centre walking track will be open daily from 9am to 9pm starting June 30th      
  • The refuge will be available on the July 1st statutory holiday and until temperatures lower
  • Enter by the accessible doors near the Splash Park
  • Walking track swipe card will not be needed at this time and the door will be unlocked
  • A sign in sheet will still be in place for COVID-19 contact tracing. Please follow COVID protocols
  • Washrooms will be open on the upper level
  • Bleachers will be available for resting
  • Staff will be monitoring the building and washrooms on a regular basis

Please check on your neighbours, friends and family, especially our elderly residents. Visit Interior Health’s website for information on staying safe during Extreme Heat Events:…