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

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Sep 30, 2022 3:39:19 PM


    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


    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

    Glen Falls School: The True Stars of Saint John

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Aug 8, 2022 10:06:17 AM


    One of 69 schools in the Anglophone South School District, Glen Falls School represents only a small percentage of the students in Saint John, New Brunswick. While membership among such a large group provides opportunities for collaborations and community, it also comes with challenges. Similar to the way in which a child of a large family may receive divided attention from their parents, small schools like Glen Falls must share the District’s resources with surrounding institutions. Nonetheless, the uniqueness of Glen Falls School cannot be ignored and is even represented by its mascot — a bright, yellow star.

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    Topics: Basketball Equipment, Wall Padding

    Halifax-Stanfield International Airport Receives New Safety Padding

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Jul 19, 2022 12:20:16 PM


    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

    You Get What You Give: St. Mark High School Invests in Wall Padding for Weight Room

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    May 3, 2022 11:28:46 AM

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    To be successful in any of life’s endeavors, a certain amount of discipline is required. The idea of
    behind-the-scene investment is simply put with the phrase, “you get what you give.” For example, a musician is expected to frequently rehearse leading up to a performance, and a student is expected to study before a test. When it comes to athletics, the amount of time spent training off the field or the court informs an athlete’s performance during each game. Recognizing the important role that training plays in the success of their athletes, St. Mark High School has invested in providing their students with the facilities needed to perfect their craft.

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    Topics: Wall 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

    Teamwork Makes the Dream Work: The Collaboration Between Sport Systems and RMG Contract Interiors Inc.

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Nov 11, 2021 11:13:57 AM

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    In a world that is becoming increasingly competitive, the beneficial aspects of collaboration can go unrecognized. The term “group project” can evoke a sense of dread, whether one has experienced a team assignment from the perspective of a slacker or team leader. While collaborative efforts can pose significant challenges, the complementary pairings of experts are well worth the risk. Recently, the partnership between Sport Systems and RMG Contract Interiors Inc. (RMG) provided an extremely successful outcome for three Ontario schools.

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    Topics: Wall Padding, Padded Rooms

    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

    The Revitalization of the Minden Community Centre

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Nov 4, 2020 5:12:21 AM


    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

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

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Jun 30, 2020 10:42:35 AM


    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

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