News Release: Heat warning issued for the City of Delta

As of Monday, July 25, 2022, Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for the City of Delta and surrounding areas in the Lower Mainland. Stage 1 of Delta’s Heat Response Plan has been activated, which includes disseminating information to the public about how to stay safe in the heat and a list of our air-conditioned facilities that are currently open, in addition to staffing of Delta’s Beat the Heat telephone hotline – 604-946-3200.

City staff will be coordinating with community partners on available services and resources to support unsheltered and vulnerable individuals in Delta during this period of increased temperatures. The current heat wave is forecasted to have daytime high temperatures ranging from 31 to 35 degrees Celsius inland and 25 to 29 degrees Celsius near the water and is expected to last through the week.

If the Heat Warning criteria continue to be met over the next few days where there is a substantive increase in temperatures over three or more consecutive days, the City of Delta is prepared to activate an Extreme Heat Emergency alert. Three of Delta’s cooling centres and the Beat the Heat hotline will transition to 24/7 operation, with seniors busses supporting transportation needs to our air-conditioned facilities.

Delta’s cooling centres for Stage 1 heat warning events (please visit our website at delta.ca or call the facilities below for hours of operation as they vary):

Recreation and Community Centres

  • North Delta
North Delta Rec. Centre11415 84 Avenue, North Delta604-952-3045
Kennedy Seniors Rec. Centre*11760 88 Avenue, North Delta604-594-2717
Sungod Rec. Centre7815 112 Street, North Delta604-952-3075
  • Ladner
Ladner Leisure Centre4600 Clarence Taylor Cres., Ladner604-946-3310
McKee Seniors Rec. Centre*5155 47 Avenue, Ladner604-946-1411
  • Tsawwassen
Winskill Aquatic & Fitness Centre5575 9 Avenue, Tsawwassen604-952-3005
South Delta Rec. Centre1720 56 Street, Tsawwassen604-952-3020
KinVillage Community Centre*5410 10 Avenue, Tsawwassen604-943-0225

Outdoor Pools and Water Parks

North Delta Outdoor Pool11415 84 Avenue, North Delta604-952-3045
Lions Wellness Park9150 112 Street, North Deltadelta.ca for info
Memorial Park – Ladner Rotary Splash Park5010 47 Avenue, Ladnerdelta.ca for info
Ladner Outdoor Pool5105 47 Avenue, Ladner604-946-9226
Diefenbaker Park – Rotary Waterworks Playground5579 1 Avenue, Tsawwassendelta.ca for info

Libraries

George Mackie Library (re-opening Aug 8)8440 112 Street, North Delta604-594-8155
Ladner Pioneer Library4683 51 Street, Ladner604-946-6215
Tsawwassen Library1321A 56 Street, Tsawwassen604-943-2271

* Marked facilities will transition to 24/7 operations in the event of a Stage 2 activation

Information about the City of Delta’s Heat Response Plan and our Beat the Heat campaign can be found at www.delta.ca/beattheheat or via our Beat the Heat hotline at 604-946-3200

For more information on this news release, contact the Mayor’s Office at 604-946-3210 or e-mail MayorHarvie@delta.ca.