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.
A recent project brought us to Pembroke and the area’s only English-language secondary school, Fellowes High School. Located slightly east of downtown, the school first opened its doors in 1970 and has been serving the community with the goals of equipping students with literacy, numeracy and problem-solving skills ever since. Serving as the home of the Fellowes Falcons, the school participates in a number of athletic endeavors including basketball, football, hockey, golf and much more.
For one of our recent projects in conjunction with the school board, Fellowes High was looking to upgrade their gymnasium with some updated basketball systems to prepare for the fall season. With schools planning to reopen for in-person education in the fall, school boards across North America are busy putting those plans in place and preparing facilities to accommodate and welcome back students and athletic programming.
The school had been running with a number of outdated fan-shaped backboards in their gymnasium. While these systems served them well over the years and are a great product, the school ultimately decided to upgrade to state-of-the-art glass backboards. In addition to the new systems looking great, they can withstand years of competitive play. Following the order, our team was quickly on-site at the school and immediately got to work removing the existing backboards and replacing them with the new systems as requested. The school continues to prepare for the fall season and we wish them nothing but the best of luck as students return to school.