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Firefighters leave kids mist-ified during Hot Summer Nights

Hot Summer Nights stops at Painswick Park; next Thursday's destination is Shear Park

The Barrie fire department's popular Hot Summer Nights was sprung into action Thursday evening at Painswick Park. 

City firefighters were blasting kids with some cool, refreshing water and will continue to do so in the coming weeks with the return of Hot Summer Nights.

Each Thursday, there will be fire-truck tours as well as a chance to speak with firefighters about summer safety tips as Hot Summer Nights visits neighbourhoods throughout the city.

Hot Summer Nights is held throughout July and August. Residents are encouraged to bring out their kids to participate in fire-safety activities and enjoy the cooling mist from the fire trucks.

Each week, firefighters will visit a different neighbourhood from 6-8 p.m., weather permitting.

Last week's inaugural event of the season at Batteaux Park had to be cancelled due to poor weather. 

The following weeks include July 19 at Shear Park (Innisfil Street ad Baldwin Lane), July 26 at Hickling Park (211 Johnson St.) and Aug. 2 at Sunnidale Park (227 Sunnidale Rd.).

If any of the above dates are cancelled due to inclement weather, notice will be posted by 4:30 p.m. on the Barrie fire department’s social-media accounts.


Raymond Bowe

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