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    Wall Padding for the Diane Hamre Recreation Complex’s Pickleball Courts

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Jun 30, 2020 10:42:35 AM

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    One of our most recent projects brought us to the Durham region of Ontario, located about 80km east of Toronto. Nestled in the municipality of Clarington, we were involved in some much-needed upgrades at a local recreation complex.

     

    After experiencing significant growth over the past five years, the game of pickleball is now everywhere these days. While played outdoors the majority of the time, in Canada, the season is drastically reduced as the fall and winter months roll in. To extend the playing season, many facilities are beginning to expand facilities and programming to offer indoor pickleball courts and associated programming.

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    Topics: Wall Padding, Pickleball

    Telescopic Bleachers for the City of South Miami

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Mar 26, 2020 4:00:00 AM

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    Working again with our partners at Tadeos Engineering LLC, we recently joined forces on a unique project. Operating as a structural and civil engineering firm founded in Miami in 2015, Tadeos Engineering offers a range of Structural Engineering Services for new construction, additions to current buildings, remodeling, legalization and more. The opportunity to remove old, outdated wooden telescopic bleachers and replace them with new, state-of-the-art telescopic bleachers was presented to our team by Tadeos and we were quick to reply. Organized by the City of South Miami, the project was scheduled to take place at the Gibson-Bethel Community Center. Opened in 2003, the center serves people of all ages in the community of South Miami, offering a fitness center, basketball and volleyball courts, arts and crafts rooms and much more.

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    Topics: Bleachers, Wall Padding

    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

    Products To Help Your Gymnastics Facility Shine

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Nov 14, 2019 4:28:15 AM

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    Cartwheels, back handsprings, handstands, tumbling and balancing are all part of the day-to-day operations of today’s busy gymnastics facilities.

    One of the fastest-growing segments in terms of athletic participation, today’s facilities are getting bigger and often require a great deal of planning to set up but also to keep current with what participants and parents want.

    With over 40 years in the business, we have seen the growth in this sector firsthand and have adjusted our product offering accordingly. In addition to growing our product line to meet the demands, we have also turned to research and development to ensure we carry the products that are the safest available.

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    Topics: Bleachers, Seating Solutions, Wall Padding

    Key Elements of Inclusive, Safe and Calming Padded Spaces

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Oct 24, 2019 4:45:26 AM

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    As our awareness of mental health continues to expand so too does the need for properly planned and inclusive spaces. These spaces are highly customized in design and often feature unique elements created with the end user or users in mind.

    Today, these padded spaces are used in a number of different applications ranging from healthcare facilities and educational facilities such as schools, to a variety of mental health institutions.

    With the rise in demand for these types of spaces, we have transformed our custom padding department to not only handle the increased volume of requests but have also invested in research and partnerships that aid us in ensuring they are as safe and welcoming as possible.

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    Topics: Custom Padding, Wall Padding, Padded Rooms, Correctional Facility Padding

    An Outdoor-Themed Calming Room for an Ontario High School

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Oct 17, 2019 5:24:52 AM

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    Working closely once again with our partners at Avron Canada, we completed an incredibly important job which began in late summer.  Keeping with the rising trend of creating inclusive and safe spaces for children with special needs or for those who simply need reprieve from time to time, our attention turned to one school that wanted desperately to make a difference for one of their students.

    The school was home to one student that for reasons unknown, would become incredibly self-abusive. While the school did have a small “safe” room, it was quite small and was not set up to accommodate him.

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    Topics: Wall Padding, Padded Rooms

    A Complete Sensory Room for Woodview Mental Health & Autism Service

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Sep 24, 2019 5:31:17 AM

     

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    Located in the western region of the Greater Toronto Area, Woodview Mental Health & Autism Services offers a number of services for children and youth facing mental health challenges and for those diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

    Originally known as St. Mary’s Asylum for girls and Mount St. Joseph for boys, the history of the facility dates back to 1853 and only officially became known as Woodview in the late 1970s. While a number of changes have taken place over the years, the goal remains the same today at Woodview, which has expanded to multiple locations providing community-based programs in the Burlington, Brantford, Halton and Hamilton regions.

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    Topics: Custom Padding, Wall Padding, Padded Rooms

    Sport Systems Provides Custom Calming Room Padding for Another Ontario School

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Sep 17, 2019 4:00:00 AM

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    Many school boards across both Canada and the United States are recognizing their responsibility to provide safe and supportive learning and working environments for all faculty members and students. Often referred to as calming rooms, de-escalation rooms, quiet areas, calming rooms or sensory rooms, these spaces are based on the concept of reducing both environmental and physical triggers as a coping strategy for those experiencing heightened or depressed states of arousal. Outside of educational facilities, these spaces are common in residences, therapeutic clinics and a variety of other healthcare facilities.

    Ensuring that the use of these types of rooms and facilities are not used as punishment or seclusion, the use of these rooms is becoming more regulated by guidelines set out by school boards and other governing bodies.

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    Topics: Custom Padding, Wall Padding, Padded Rooms

    New Basketball Systems for Knox Christian School

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Jul 16, 2019 4:00:00 AM

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    In a picturesque rural setting with Lake Ontario to the south lies the city of Bowmanville, Ontario. Home to roughly 40,000 residents, Bowmanville is located just 75km (47 miles) from the great city of Toronto and offers a tranquil community as part of the Greater Toronto area.

    Travelling just north of the downtown core is the Gaud Corners community and home to the Knox Christian School, where one of our most recent projects took place. With deep roots in the community, Knox Christian School has been an admirable educational institution since its inception in 1957, providing students with strong academics and opportunities to grow spiritually in the Canadian Christian community.

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    Topics: Basketball Equipment, Wall Padding

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