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    From Enrollment to Extracurriculars: Algonquin College Installs New Basketball Systems in Gymnasium

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Jan 25, 2022 12:02:39 PM

    ARC 1-01Education is a highly competitive field not only for applicants, but for schools themselves. With
    an increased number of colleges to choose from, as including options for studying abroad or in other parts of the country, schools are faced with the challenge of distinguishing themselves from their competition. Algonquin College, with its main campus in Ottawa, Ontario, is a leading example in successfully recruiting and retaining students.

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    Strategy and Endurance: Upgrading the Basketball Systems at Queen’s University

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Dec 21, 2021 9:32:20 AM

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    As every devoted sports fan knows, the second half of a game can hold more weight than the first when determining its outcome. Many historic moments have been made in sports when a team comes from behind to make a heroic comeback. Just as many disappointments have occurred, when a team is over-confident or has lenient strategies. The key factors that determine the successful outcome for a team are a strong strategy and an endurance that persists through any challenges that arise. Sport Systems is familiar with these principles not only as they pertain to sports, but also in regards to project management.

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    New Basketball Systems for Georges Vanier Catholic School

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Nov 30, 2021 11:00:00 AM

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    Having lived through two World Wars and the Great Depression, Georges Vanier is perhaps one of Canada’s most decorated soldiers. The first French Canadian Roman Catholic to hold the appointment of Governor-General of Canada, he was also a fearless leader. His legend lives on throughout Canada as both a respected diplomat and humanitarian, having dedicated much of his life to helping destitute refugees following the war.

    As such an iconic figure in Canadian history, it is no surprise that his name now appears in history books, on buildings, and on plaques across the country. Additionally, his name is honoured by a number of schools including the home of one of our latest projects at Georges Vanier Catholic School in Belleville, Ontario.

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    More Than Just Luck: St. Patrick High School Renovates Secondary Gymnasium

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Oct 6, 2021 10:33:52 AM

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    For many people, a reference to the “saints” may conjure up a very specific image. For example, some might associate the title with religious beliefs or medieval artwork. Others, however, may connect the word to a pop culture or sports reference -- such as the film Rudy or the New Orleans Saints. For the people of Thunder Bay, Ontario, however, the term serves as a reminder of St. Patrick High School.

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    Topics: Basketball Equipment, Sports Equipment, Custom Padding, Gymnasium, Digital Print Pads

    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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    The Revitalization of the Minden Community Centre

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Nov 4, 2020 5:12:21 AM

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    While we all certainly enjoy watching something come to fruition, there is something extra special about being involved in the revitalization of something as well. Over the years, we’ve been blessed to be involved in a number of these types of projects ranging from local community centres and schools all the way to nationally recognized institutions such as Queen’s University.

    We’ve been granted access to stripped out gymnasiums and open athletic fields to design and eventually install state-of-the-art athletic equipment and infrastructure. From simple bleachers, to basketball systems to complete grandstands designed to accommodate tens of thousands of fans, these projects have and always will hold a special place in our hearts.

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    Topics: Basketball Equipment, Wall Padding

    How to Choose the Best System for Your Outdoor Basketball Court

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Aug 11, 2020 6:00:00 AM

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    Choosing the right outdoor basketball wall mount system to suit your needs is paramount to successfully equipping your court, whether for a school yard, community centre, or otherwise. However, with such a wide range of hoops to choose from, it can become overwhelming. Here, we will offer a few tips on what you should consider before making a purchase.

    For starters, there are 3 main designs to choose from, including the Wall-Mount, In-Ground, and Portable systems. While all three types serve a purpose, the wall-mount system is superior when it comes to stability and durability and is ideal for smaller basketball court areas.

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    Topics: Basketball Equipment, Outdoor Basketball Systems

    Design Options for Outdoor Basketball Courts

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Jul 21, 2020 3:00:00 AM

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    Basketball has been a longtime favourite game for people of all ages. From playing a casual game in the backyard to cheering on a high school or professional team in an arena, the game truly brings friends, family, colleagues, and neighbours together.

    While basketball has been played on a myriad of surfaces, athletic professionals recognize the importance of best court design to suit the facilities’ needs and that accommodate the players and audiences with those features that enhance everyone’s experience.

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    Topics: Basketball Equipment, Outdoor Basketball Systems

    Wall Padding, Netting and Basketball Systems for Metropolitan Prep Academy

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Mar 10, 2020 2:15:00 AM

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    Founded in 1982, Metropolitan Preparatory Academy began as a mission to encourage educators to have a profound impact on the lives of the students they teach. While the academy is private in nature, it operates differently than other schools like it. With a mission to provide a safe, inclusive and inviting atmosphere, Metropolitan Prep Academy does not require students to wear uniforms, unlike many other established private schools in the Toronto area.
     
    The school operates as both a middle and secondary school, serving approximately 100 students across grades seven through twelve. Besides encouraging academic excellence, the school is also home to an impressive athletics department. Known as the Predators, the school has teams in football, cross country, soccer, basketball, golf, hockey and many others.
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    Topics: Basketball Equipment, Netting Barriers, Custom Padding, Wall Padding

    Complete Basketball and Volleyball Systems for the Bramalea Baptist Church

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Jan 6, 2020 5:15:51 AM

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    Incorporated in 1972, the neighbourhood of Bramalea was created as an innovative “new town” as part of the city of Brampton, Ontario. Created by farmer William Sheard, the name of the community is made up of the BRAM from Bramption, MAL from Malton (a former neighbouring town) and the LEA from the old British word meaning meadow or grassland.

    As part of this community, the Bramalea Baptist Church as founded ahead of the new town’s development and has been a staple in the community since its inception. Seeking to serve the spiritual needs of the greater Brampton community, the church has served as a hub not only for religious practice but also for community learning and support programming.

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    Topics: Basketball Equipment

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