The dome of intense heat that has been in place over western Canada has moved into Manitoba and Environment Canada has forecast daytime highs in the mid- to upper thirties this weekend.

In response to this heat wave, Stride Place will be accessible as an air-conditioned drop-in cooling centre for members of the public to find temporary relief from the heat, access to water and a water bottle filling station.

The cooling centre will be open from 6:00 am – 9:00 pm on Friday July 2, Saturday July 3 and Sunday July 4.  Access to the facility will be available through the south doors. In accordance with COVID-19 safety protocols, cooling centre attendees will be required to sign in at reception, wear masks and continue to practice physical distancing while inside the facility.