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    Inclusivity and Calming Spaces: Dovercourt Recreation Centre Receives New Safety Padding

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Sep 30, 2022 3:39:19 PM

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    Recreation centres provide community members with access to a variety of resources. With intentional efforts made to promote inclusivity, programming can range from bingo for the elderly
    to after-school programs for children and swimming facilities for families. However, catering to a diverse community also presents challenges. For individuals with physical, cognitive, or behavioural challenges, these centres must also provide properly trained staff and additional accommodations in their buildings. With organizations such as the Dovercourt Recreation Centre, special attention has been placed on meeting the needs of those experiencing behavioural difficulties. To address the centre’s goal, our team was brought in to provide a safe “calming space” for their facility.

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    Topics: Custom Padding, Wall Padding, Padded Rooms

    One School, Two Mascots: Central Hastings School Receives New Customized Padding

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Sep 2, 2022 12:33:03 PM

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    Oftentimes, Sport Systems is approached by clients for a variety of reasons. While new equipment is often requested to replace old or damaged items, there are scenarios in which the update is needed for rebranding purposes. Contacting our team for the latter reason, Central Hastings School determined that new stage and wall padding was in order to help accommodate the transition that the school was undergoing.

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    Topics: Custom Padding, Wall Padding, Stage Padding

    Halifax-Stanfield International Airport Receives New Safety Padding

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Jul 19, 2022 12:20:16 PM

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    With business connections extending overseas, families geographically scattered, and new vacation destinations continually being introduced, most find themselves in an airport at one point or another. While flying is one of the most common modes of transportation, its biggest deterrent is discomfort. Teaming up to address the potential concerns of travelers, the Halifax-Stanfield International Airport has worked hard to address the physical discomforts of travelers while the US Customs and Border
    Protection services (USCBP) maintains safety as its highest priority.

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    Topics: Custom Padding, Wall Padding, Padded Rooms

    Sport Systems Provides New Boundary Padding for the Baltimore Ravens

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Mar 15, 2022 10:20:47 AM

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    The United States is one of the biggest contributors to the worldwide entertainment industry. Famous for producing films in Hollywood, world-renowned country music in Nashville, and serving as the home of Walt Disney World in Orlando, the American entertainment industry caters to a variety of interests. One of the most popular forms of amusement in the US is sports — more specifically, the National Football League (NFL).

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    Topics: Custom Padding

    New Wall Padding for a Church Gymnasium

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Mar 8, 2022 2:37:08 PM

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    We’ve always said, our strength as a company is as good as the people with whom we work. While most might think this refers to our immediate colleagues and co-workers, for us, it goes well
    beyond that.

    We have partners. A wide network of them. They include those that work in our front office, in our manufacturing facility, our suppliers and our trusted network of dealers spanning the globe.

    As an organization, onboarding new partners of any kind is not something we take lightly. When it comes to expanding our global footprint, we carefully select those who exhibit a set of shared values on which we have built this company for the past 40 years.

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    Topics: Custom Padding, Wall Padding, column padding

    Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa Receives New Safety Padding in Gymnasiums

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Oct 21, 2021 10:01:05 AM

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    It is commonly believed that if everyone viewed the world through the eyes of children, society would be a much better place. Despite being at more preliminary stages of development, children see no value-based distinction amongst varying ethnicities, genders, or socioeconomic backgrounds. Implementing this child-like acceptance and celebrating the differences of each individual, the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa (BGC) has created a safe space for children and teens aged 6-18.

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    Topics: Custom Padding, Wall Padding, Gymnasium

    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

    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

    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

    Creating a Safe Space for an Ontario  Secondary School

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Jan 23, 2020 4:23:00 AM

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    With the continuing increase in mental health awareness, more and more educational facilities are turning to safe rooms, de-escalation rooms, sensory environments and the like to the keep students safe and happy while at school.

    Over the past five years, our team has been involved in the process of designing, consulting and installing these types of highly specialized environments across North America. These spaces can be found in schools, mental health facilities, addiction centres, hospitals and private residences, and research shows that when utilized properly, these environments are extremely beneficial to their users.

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    Topics: Custom Padding, Wall Padding, Padded Rooms

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