Osoyoos residents find ways to beat the heat

By on July 16, 2014
Ethan Kuzmak, 12, of Osoyoos braces for the water as he reaches the end of a waterslide at Osoyoos Campground and Waterslides. Kuzmak was visiting the slides off Lakeshore Drive with other children from Cactus Kids Club Day Camp. (Richard McGuire photo)

Ethan Kuzmak, 12, of Osoyoos braces for the water as he reaches the end of a waterslide at Osoyoos Campground and Waterslides. Kuzmak was visiting the slides on Lakeshore Drive with other children from Cactus Kids Club Day Camp. (Richard McGuire photo)

As temperatures climbed into the high 30s over the past week, briefly passing 40 degrees, Osoyoosites found ways to cool off.

The forecast is for cooler weather in the mid-20s next week.

(Richard McGuire photos)

Mason Holz (left) and Brandon Della Paolera cooled off on a hot day Friday with free Slurpees from Osoyoos 7-Eleven. The store was giving away 1,500 12 oz. Slurpees across Canada Friday to mark its 45th birthday. Della Paolera  had a minor case of brain freeze, but it was worth it. (Richard McGuire photo)

Mason Holz (left) and Brandon Della Paolera cooled off on a hot day Friday with free Slurpees from Osoyoos 7-Eleven. The store was giving away 1,500 12 oz. Slurpees across Canada Friday to mark its 45th birthday. Della Paolera had a minor case of brain freeze, but it was worth it. (Richard McGuire photo)

Elizabeth Burnett helps Victor Wichar as they reach the end of a waterslide at Osoyoos Campground and Waterslides. They were visiting the slides off Lakeshore Drive with other children from Cactus Kids Club Day Camp. (Richard McGuire photo)

Elizabeth Burnett helps Victor Wichar as they reach the end of a waterslide at Osoyoos Campground and Waterslides. They were visiting the slides on Lakeshore Drive with other children from Cactus Kids Club Day Camp. (Richard McGuire photo)

Ethan Kuzmak, 12, of Osoyoos braces for the water as he reaches the end of a waterslide at Osoyoos Campground and Waterslides. Kuzmak was visiting the slides off Lakeshore Drive with other children from Cactus Kids Club Day Camp. (Richard McGuire photo)

Ethan Kuzmak, 12, of Osoyoos braces for the water as he reaches the end of a waterslide at Osoyoos Campground and Waterslides. Kuzmak was visiting the slides on Lakeshore Drive with other children from Cactus Kids Club Day Camp. (Richard McGuire photo)

Steve Ceron (right) braces for an incoming volleyball  while Michelle Fritz and Raj Toor watch from the other side of the net. This was part of the action in Wednesday evening games of Osoyoos Beach Volleyball last week at Gyro Beach. The league is in its 10th year and has 20 teams with 120 participants who play until Aug. 23. (Richard McGuire photo)

Steve Ceron (right) braces for an incoming volleyball while Michelle Fritz and Raj Toor watch from the other side of the net. This was part of the action in Wednesday evening games of Osoyoos Beach Volleyball last week at Gyro Beach. The league is in its 10th year and has 20 teams with 120 participants who play until Aug. 23. (Richard McGuire photo)

 

Raj Toor (right) hits the volleyball over the net while Jim King prepares to hit it back. This was part of the action in Wednesday evening games of Osoyoos Beach Volleyball last week at Gyro Beach. The league is in its 10th year and has 20 teams with 120 participants who play until Aug. 23. (Richard McGuire photo)

Raj Toor (right) hits the volleyball over the net while Jim King prepares to hit it back. This was part of the action in Wednesday evening games of Osoyoos Beach Volleyball last week at Gyro Beach. The league is in its 10th year and has 20 teams with 120 participants who play until Aug. 23. (Richard McGuire photo)

Mike Douglas, an ice facility operator at the Sun Bowl Arena, paints a sponsor's logo on the ice. After it's painted, another inch and a quarter of ice goes on top. The arena reopens on July 19, providing a cool retreat from the hot summer sun. (Richard McGuire photo)Mike Douglas has the coolest job in Osoyoos. An ice facility operator at the Sun Bowl Arena, he paints a sponsor’s logo on the ice. After it’s painted, another inch and a quarter of ice goes on top. The arena reopens on July 19, providing a cool retreat from the hot summer sun. (Richard McGuire photo)

 

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