The Branding Opportunity Your Gymnasium Presents

Posted by Ryan Wilby

Mar 15, 2018 4:00:00 AM


Depending on who you ask, some may tell you that the gymnasium inside an academic institution is the heart of the building.: As it is often located centrally inside a building, it naturally and easily exists as the location where gatherings take place.

In addition to assemblies and other events, gymnasiums are the hub for indoor sports, attracting spectators not only from within the school but those from outside as well, such as friends and family.

As athletic programming continues to ramp up across Canada and the United States, these institutions are doing everything they can to remain relevant with regards to the programs they offer, as well as with the equipment located inside their gymnasiums.

As with any high traffic area, the opportunity to more actively brand your organization or team is highly beneficial in the gymnasium of a highly spirited school.  With many of the walls already adorned with banners and ribbons from years gone by, today’s institutions are starting from the ground up when it comes to branding their beloved schools.

Read More

Topics: Gym Divider Curtains, Bleachers, Gymnasium

Gym Divider Curtain for the Abbotsford Recreation Centre

Posted by Ryan Wilby

Mar 13, 2018 4:00:00 AM


Following the Fraser River downstream of the Fraser Canyon, you will find the picturesque Fraser Valley of southwestern British Columbia. The fertile soil of the area accounts for over half of the province’s annual agricultural revenue and stretches into the metropolis of the great city of Vancouver.

It is here where one of our most recent projects landed us, more specifically, in the City of Abbotsford. As the largest municipality of the Fraser Valley, the city retains a good portion of its residents to work locally, rather than commute to nearby Vancouver. This among other reasons is perhaps why the Conference Board of Canada has identified Abbotsford’s economy as one of the most diverse in Canada.

Read More

Topics: Gym Divider Curtains, Our Work

Evaluating the Best in Portable Soccer Equipment

Posted by Ryan Wilby

Mar 9, 2018 4:00:00 AM


Let’s face it, mobility is a reality for most soccer leagues and organizations across North America today. With many teams without a home pitch, the need for equipment that can be easily transported is more important today than ever before.

Today’s coaches and organizers are responsible for the complete set-up of both practices and games for their teams and with most acting on a volunteer basis, the need to get from their day job to the soccer pitch can sometimes be a struggle.

To avoid a time-consuming set-up, we proudly carry a variety of goals, nets and other accessories all designed to help make the lives of coaches and organizers a little easier. With these volunteers already sacrificing so much of their time and energy, the process for these individuals really should be as painless as possible.

Read More

Topics: Soccer Equipment, Netting Barriers

Gym Wall Padding for the Nemaska Sport Complex in Northern Quebec

Posted by Ryan Wilby

Mar 7, 2018 6:45:35 AM


Nestled along picturesque Lake Champion in northern Quebec lies the small Cree community of Nemaska. Located nearly 1,100KM north of Montreal, the community is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the area’s outdoors and diverse wildlife.

Nemaska, which means “Place to Fish” is well known as a premiere fresh water fishing locale and promotes sustainable methods of tourism in the area with help of the local residents.

Born and raised with a strong connection to the outdoors, residents are well versed in hunting, fishing, trapping and other outdoor pursuits and continue to cherish and pass down this heritage to the next generation. Serving as home to such a diverse selection of outdoor activities, the community is known for camping and canoe tours during the summer, ice fishing, dogsledding and snowmobiling in the winter and various other events and activities throughout the year.

Read More

Topics: Custom Padding, Wall Padding

Specialty Mats and Padding for Gymnastics Skill Training Exercises

Posted by Ryan Wilby

Mar 1, 2018 4:03:00 AM


Balance, strength, coordination, flexibility and control are just a few of the words used to describe the sport of gymnastics. Practiced by both men and women around the world, the full-body movements prescribed by the sport require years of dedication and training.

As with most everything in sport, we are constantly learning more about our bodies and how we can better develop them for certain exercises. Strength and endurance training has long been a part of modern athletics but today’s athletes are tuning their bodies more than ever before to gain any competitive advantage available.

Read More

Topics: Custom Padding, Gymnastics,, Skill Trainers

New Gym Bleachers for Omaha Christian Academy

Posted by Ryan Wilby

Feb 27, 2018 4:25:54 AM


Founded in 1972 under another name, what is now known as Omaha Christian Academy began by serving 30 elementary school students with a faculty of only four teachers. Changing to its current name in 1988 and transferring to the former General Motors training facility three years later, the Academy then occupied two other spaces before settling into its permanent location.

In 2009, classes kicked off in the academy’s current location after a $1.7 million capital campaign and after many years of growth.

Today, Omaha Christian Academy services students from pre-kindergarten all the way up to high school, preparing the next generation for post-secondary education and beyond into their professional lives. In addition to educational excellence, the school is also home to a robust athletics program which includes teams in sports such as football, cheerleading, volleyball, basketball, soccer, baseball and more.

Read More

Topics: Bleachers, Dealers

Introducing the Lightning Bolt Bike Rack

Posted by Ryan Wilby

Feb 23, 2018 5:22:27 AM


We’ve spent decades serving municipal governments, educational facilities and parks and recreation departments with the very best in indoor athletic equipment and infrastructure. While we complete a lot of work inside gymnasiums and out on the turf, we also help these very same institutions and organizations with other products outside the immediate realm of sports and athletics.

From recycled, eco-friendly plastic benches to dynamically designed bicycle racks, our aim has been to fully service our clientele any way we possibly can. One such department that has seen great growth for us over the past decade or so is the bicycle rack. With such a dramatic increase in cycling, not only as a hobby but as a way of life, many of our customers are searching for the right solution to store them while not in use.

Read More

Topics: Bicycle Storage Systems, Bike Racks

Complete Wall Padding for Judo Aikibudo Quebec

Posted by Ryan Wilby

Feb 21, 2018 5:31:08 AM


Directly translated as “the path of harmony through martial practice,” the martial art of aikibudo is unique in that both the attacker and the defender are referred to as partners rather than adversaries. The Japanese martial art is unique in that the traditional philosopher recognizes neither a winner nor a loser.

Tracing its roots back to the 1930s, this martial art has gained international acclaim in recent years, particularly in France, as well as in Europe and North America.

As part of one of our more recent projects, we were introduced to the art of aikibudo by the highly-trained team at Judo Aikibudo in eastern Quebec. As a borough of beautiful and historic Quebec City, the team at Judo Aikibudo specializes not only in aikibudo but also in other martial arts such as judo, tai-chi and self-defense training for women.

Read More

Topics: Custom Padding, Wall Padding

How to Choose the Right Tennis Net

Posted by Ryan Wilby

Feb 15, 2018 5:11:03 AM


Dating back to the late 1800s, the modern game of tennis as we know it has seen the countless volleying of hollow rubber balls by rackets strung with cord as it has developed over the years. Officially governed by the International Tennis Federation for over 80 years now, the game has grown from play on the lawns of great British estates to the international stage where it resides today.

In addition to its popularity, accentuated in the past two decades by players such as Roger Federer, the Williams twins and many others, it offers participants and fun and cardiovascular exercise, with more tennis courts across North America than ever before.

As a game traditionally played in the great outdoors, having the right equipment has been of paramount concern. With Mother Nature’s ability to cloak courts with rain, sunshine, heat, cold and snow at any given time, the netting used for the sport has been developed to both withstand the elements and the test of continued play.

Read More

Topics: Sports Netting, Tennis Equipment, Tennis Nets

New Ceiling-Suspended Basketball Systems for the Portage Lewis Fitness Centre

Posted by Ryan Wilby

Feb 13, 2018 5:58:06 AM


A project just over a year in the making, the fall of 2017 marked the final construction and opening of the Portage Lewis Fitness Centre in New Brunswick. As a part of Portage Atlantic, a non-profit organization specializing in drug addiction rehabilitation for Atlantic Canadian youth, construction of the facility was kicked off in January 2017.

As the project progressed through the summer months, our team was contacted to help design and install a number of basketball systems in the facility’s gymnasium.

Read More

Topics: Basketball Equipment, Our Work

Subscribe to Email Updates


Recent Posts

Posts by Topic

see all

Follow Us