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    The Fellowes Falcons Receive New Basketball Systems

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Jun 21, 2021 12:00:00 PM

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    Pembroke, Ontario is located at the confluence of the Muskrat River and the Ottawa River and is also the site of one of our more recent projects. Situated about 145km (90 miles) northwest of Canada’s Capital Region, Pembroke serves as the administrative headquarters of Renfrew County. The region also serves as home to the Renfrew Country District School Board which oversees 20 elementary schools, one intermediate school and seven high schools across the county which covers a good portion of the historic Ottawa Valley.

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    Customized Padded Rooms for Two Ontario High Schools

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Jun 15, 2021 2:30:00 AM

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    As schools across North America begin to plan reopening, many are in the midst of upgrading facilities and spaces. With students learning virtually, schools have been placed in a precarious state of affairs over the past twelve months, leaving many facility managers wondering what the next steps would look like.

    As the planning process continues, we are seeing a flurry of activity as the pandemic rounds the corner and we begin to resume our daily lives in the safest way possible. In addition to athletic infrastructure such as gymnasium upgrades, our custom padding department has been working diligently on churning out new designs and custom projects.

    One such project was brought to us once again, by our partners at King Carpentry in southern Ontario. Working closely with school boards, their team is knowledgeable and effective and is quick to secure jobs and perform installations in a safe and timely manner.

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    Topics: Custom Padding, Our Work, Padded Rooms

    North America Rounds the Corner on the Pandemic with Projects Awaiting Shovels in the Ground

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Jun 7, 2021 10:30:00 AM

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    With the pandemic getting closer and closer to being completely in our rearview, for many of us, this means getting back to work. Whether you work in an office or in construction, we are anxiously awaiting the opportunity to get things back on track and in a big way.

    Once such way that this is coming to fruition is through shovel-ready projects. These projects are those that have already received adequate funding and are simply awaiting the opportunity to get shovels in the ground.

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    Renovating the Basketball Court at Queen's University: A Two Phase Project

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Jun 1, 2021 11:02:22 AM

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    Basketball is one of the most popular sports in the world. For those of us who love the game, we played in our driveways as kids, followed our favourite college or professional teams on television, attended school games, and eventually became players ourselves.

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    Topics: Basketball Equipment

    Teaming Up with Sacred Heart Catholic School

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    May 18, 2021 1:08:10 PM

    Telescopic Bleachers that were installed at Sacred Heart Catholic School.

    Over the years, Sport Systems has had the privilege of providing state-of-the-art equipment for
    numerous facilities and sports teams. Recently, however, Sport Systems was presented with
    the opportunity to work with a very unique team -- Sacred Heart Catholic School. Located in
    Espanola, Ontario, Sacred Heart epitomizes teamwork through the combined efforts and
    resources of Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board (HSCDSB) and Conseil Scolaire
    Catholique du Nouvel-Ontario (CSCNO).

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    We Help Take HybridFHP to the Next Level

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Apr 29, 2021 9:15:00 AM

    Established in 2014, HybridFHP (fitness, health, performance) had humble beginnings. Operating in a 600 square foot room, it was the brainchild of Josh and Holly Gillam. Athletics and health were nothing new to Josh who has a decorated career in both professional hockey and lacrosse including being a dual-sport Division 1 athlete at Dartmouth College.

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    New Basketball Systems for Cégep de L’Outaouais

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Apr 22, 2021 9:15:00 AM

    Located across the bridge from Canada’s national capital is Ottawa’s unofficial sister city, Gatineau. With close borders between the provinces of Ontario and Quebec, the capital region known as Ottawa-Gatineau has long since been connected through tourism, commerce and education.

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    New Ceiling-Suspended Basketball Systems for the Thorndale Lions Community Centre

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Apr 9, 2021 10:17:55 AM

    A little over a year ago, residents of Thorndale, Ontario watched as black smoke billowed as their beloved community centre was engulfed in flames. Having been a community institution for a decade, the early morning fire wreaked havoc on the iconic building leaving only portions of the walls remaining.

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    Providing Protection to Vaccination Sites

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Mar 23, 2021 9:00:00 AM

    A little more than a year ago, the discussion around mass vaccinations would have caused a few eyebrows to raise. While we can certainly reminisce about simpler times, the fact remains that currently speaking, the world has changed dramatically, and we are all doing our best to catch up and remain up-to-speed.

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    Upgrading St. Theresa High Secondary School with Code-Compliant Kodiak 2400 Series Bleachers

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Mar 11, 2021 8:15:00 AM

    With regards to retractable bleachers, there are a number of facilities that are still operating with outdated set ups. Although they are not all necessarily in disrepair, the fact remains that as the older they get, the risk for failure and possible injury increases.

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