Sun Hut

Sun Hut

The Sun Hut is a community outreach booth that promotes sun safe behaviours and skin cancer prevention and awareness at community events in Niagara. We also provide free sunscreen use for the community.

It is run by volunteers and overseen by community outreach coordinators. Volunteers encourage the public to participate in activities that support sun safety practices and educate the community about skin cancer prevention and sun safe behaviours.

Sun Hut services are free.

Event Requirements

To request the Sun Hut, your event must:

  • Be open to the public, not-for-profit or charitable event
  • Have at least 400 attendants (including staff and volunteers)
  • Open between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. (minimum of four hours)
  • Provide a 10' x 10' spot in a level area

Booking the Sun Hut

Requests must be received at least four weeks in advance of the event.

Complete a special events form to request the Sun Hut for your event.

Note: Bookings are not guaranteed and are dependent upon availability of the Sun Hut coordinators and volunteers.

Terms for Booking the Sun Hut

We reserve the right to:

  • Decline Sun Hut services to any event that does not align with the intent of the program or maximize the value, impact and accountability of services
  • Cancel an event within suitable notice at any time. In the event of a Regional work stoppage or labour disruption, the Region will not be able to provide service of the Sun Hut
  • Remove the Sun Hut in the event of an emergency where the Water Wagon is required to provide water to the public. Efforts will be made to provide suitable notice to event organizers.

If you have any questions, contact the Sun Hut.

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