A selection of photos which I hope will help you feel a little cooler during the first heat wave of summer 2013.
Close your eyes and imagine standing in a lake or pool, wearing shades and eating ice cream while your kids or dogs - or possibly a duck - playfully splash water on you as snow falls gently on your shoulders. Ahhhh... so cool and refreshing.
Now check out these resources to help you, your family and pets stay cool and safe while it's hot.
- City cooling centres - air conditioned facilities, pools, splash pads and more.
- Extreme heat - how to protect yourself and help others.
- Summer dangers to pets - includes signs of, and first aid, for heat stroke
- Guelph Police issue warning about leaving pets in vehicles during extreme heat