Welcome to the Online Tradeshow

Visit the Exhibitors online and start planning your shopping experience at Ripple Effect's Tradeshow. Learn more about each of the Exhibitors and Sponsors below.

Thank you to Our Sponsors!


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DB Perks & Associates | Platinum Sponsor & Graduating Student Scholarship Sponsor

Platinum Sponsor & Student Scholarship Sponsor   |  DB Perks & Associates | Visit website


Dedicated sales and service team serving public pools since 1975.

  • Program supplies: foam toys, lifejackets, aquatic fitness equipment
  • Mechanical pump room equipment: filters, chemical controllers, chemical feed pumps, UV systems
  • Day to day maintenance: water testing reagents, leaf nets, stainless steel cleaning products
  • Safety & access equipment: Spine Boards, aquatic wheelchairs, access lifts and stairs
  • Competitive equipment: starting blocks, diving boards, lane lines & storage reels

MAIS Software | Event Technology Partner

Event Technology Partner | MAIS Software  |  Visit website

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Our solutions are inspired by reputable industry professionals, who seek to provide customer-driven solutions that meets the needs of an organization well into the future.

Our mission is to enable municipalities and their citizens to enjoy their city to its fullest. We will deliver forward-thinking technologies that function seamlessly behind the scenes to increase operational efficiency and improve engagement with all users. MAIS Software is committed to developing trusting relationships with our vendors and clients to ensure we deliver high standards of service and innovation to support growing communities.

HDR | 3 Star Sponsor

3 Star Sponsor   |  HDR  |  Visit website

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BC-based HDR leads architectural design in Western Canada. We’re committed to making a difference in communities through collaborative design.

We have extensive experience completing recreation projects throughout Canada, including community and aquatic centres, arenas, spectator venues and high-performance sport facilities. We believe in working collaboratively to solve our clients’ problems; we explore ways to improve the project design and delivery process using cutting-edge technologies. Above all, we believe in creating innovative solutions that enrich people’s lives throughout Canada and beyond.

RecTec Industries Inc. | 3 Star Sponsor

3 Star Sponsor  |  RecTec Industries Inc.  |  Visit website


RecTec Industries provides the most innovative playground equipment and site furnishings for your public space. We offer a wide variety of products to help you create a one-of-a-kind project, on time and on budget.

Splashables | Keynote Sponsor

Keynote Sponsor  |  Splashables Inc.  |  Visit website

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Splashables™ Inc is known for providing excellent service as a swim team dealer, carrying a wide assortment of team apprel and swim gear from trustworthy brands. We provide everything from basic teaching equipment, first aid and rescue equipment, aquatic fitness, swimming apparel and training equipment directly to facilities across North America, including municipal facilities, YMCAs, fitness clubs and many other places.

Visit our booth to learn more about our product offerings or visit us online.

VDA Architecture Limited | 2 Star Sponsor

2 Star Sponsor   |  VDA Architecture Limited  |  Visit website


VDA Architecture has worked with more than 140 communities across Canada on an array of community and recreation projects, both new construction and expansions/upgrades of existing facilities.  The VDA portfolio of completed community/recreation projects does not just include outstanding aquatic venues; we have completed projects ranging from arenas to gymnasiums, bowling allies to basketball venues, fitness centres to libraries, day cares to Elders Lodges, event and community centres, and much more.

WorkSafeBC | 2 Star Sponsor

2 Star Sponsor  |  WorkSafeBC  |  Visit website

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We support injured workers and promote workplace health and safety across BC.

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HCMA Architect + Design | Break Sponsor

Break Sponsor   |  HCMA Architect + Design  |  Visit website


HCMA Architecture + Design challenges the traditional boundaries of architectural practice by asking one question, “how do we achieve the maximum positive social impact through design?”  That curiosity leads to technological innovations, valuable community engagements, and ultimately to positive changes in people’s lives. In the ways that we work, design, give back, and connect - we are catalysts for healthier, more creative, more engaged communities. Our buildings hum with activity because we go beyond beyond what’s expected, beyond what’s trending, to deliver community and recreation facilities that maximize potential. We get to know, and embrace, the diverse realities of the community — ages, cultures, abilities, and socio-economic backgrounds. The centres we deliver aren’t simply buildings accommodating services people use, they are busy public spaces that people love.

Canadian Red Cross | Waterbottle Sponsor

Waterbottle Sponsor  |  Canadian Red Cross  |  Visit website

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The Canadian Red Cross is a leading provider of first aid, water safety, health and wellness programs and has been offering training to Canadians for over 70 years. We offer a wide variety of courses for the general public, workplaces, schools and organizations.

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Carscadden Stokes McDonald Architects Inc. | Pool Tour Sponsor

Pool Tour Sponsor   | Carscadden Stokes McDonald Architects Inc.  |  Visit website

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At Carscadden Stokes McDonald Architects, we’re problem solvers. We push until we find the most creative, pragmatic solution possible. We see our ideas through until they become inspired, functional, and well-considered buildings. We're with our clients from the beginning of a project until the very end. We do the thinking, the drawings; we’re at meetings and on site. No detail is too small for us to care about or tend to. As a result, our clients can be confident that our shared vision for the project will come to fruition, on time and on budget. We’re proud to have made our name designing and building some of British Columbia’s most respected recreation facilities. Carscadden knows rec better than any other firm. We understand the unique needs and constraints associated with recreation architecture, so we can navigate them effectively and efficiently. Most importantly, we have a deep commitment to and passion for building facilities that will bring joy to the communities that use them.

The way we see it, architecture has the capacity to change communities for the better. The Carscadden team is deeply invested in where we live and work — our Vancouver Downtown Eastside neighbourhood, the communities in which we build, the planet we live on. This investment is a powerful driver in the decisions we make: from what and how we build, to how we get around, to how we spend our free time. Many make similar claims; Carscadden lives them. We walk the walk – or rather, we bike the bike.



Aquam  |  Visit website


Aquam Aquatic Specialist Inc. is the leading distributor of commercial aquatic equipment in Canada. Because of the ever evolving needs of the aquatic industry, our already vast product selection is constantly growing. We continually search for superior quality products at competitive prices.

Canucks Autism Network

Canucks Autism Network  |  Visit website

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Canucks Autism Network (CAN) was founded in 2008 by Vancouver Canucks Co-owners, Paolo and Clara Aquilini, whose son has autism. CAN is dedicated to providing year-round sports and recreation programs for children, teens, young adults and families living with autism, while increasing autism awareness and providing training in communities across British Columbia.  

Gunnebo Canada

Gunnebo Canada inc.  |  Visit website

Gunnebo Hi Gunnebo is a global leader in security products founded on supplying customized security products, systems and services helping to create a safer world for all.


Habitat Systems Inc.

Habitat Systems Inc.  |  Visit website

HabitatSystems-logo Habitat Systems Inc. is a distributor of commercial grade park, playground and landscape equipment in Western Canada. We select innovative products that meet strict quality and safety standards and offer a first-rate service that has established us as a preferred supplier in school districts, municipalities and landscape architecture firms. We have worked with thousands of groups across Western Canada and we would enjoy the opportunity to work with you. Contact us today at 1 (866) HABITAT (422-4828).


Langara College

Langara College  |  Visit website

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The leader in recreation education for community recreation since 1967. Enhance your team’s potential through education specific to what you do in community recreation. Earn a degree in Recreation Management to advance your career.

Come by our booth to learn more,or visit us online.

Lifesaving Society — BC & Yukon

Lifesaving Society — BC & Yukon  |  Visit website

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The Lifesaving Society is a not-for-profit organization whose mandate is to reduce water-related death and injury. The Society has been educating the public and training lifesavers and lifeguards in B.C. since 1911. Promoting lifesaving and lifeguarding programs, and improving aquatic safety through youth education are just two ways the Lifesaving Society is able to serve the public.

Visit our booth at the Tradeshow to learn more about our services.

Myrtha Pools

Myrtha Pools  |  Visit website

Myrtha Pools Logo Myrtha Pools’ over 50 years of experience is proven by the installation of 1,500 pools per year. With 300 pools per year installed for public use, and more than 50 installations for international swimming events, Myrtha has references in over 70 countries worldwide.  The extraordinary successes achieved today by Myrtha Pools throughout the world are the direct result of a 360 degrees perspective of the swimming pools’  and aquatic facilities’ market.

Physical Expressions

Physical Expressions  |  Visit website

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Physical Expressions provides training courses for those on the path to becoming BCRPA Registered Fitness Leaders. Phys-x also provides educational licensing opportunities for municipalities to train staff in-house.


RecStaff  |  Visit website

 Recstaff10weblogo RecStaff was created for the parks and rec industry. We consulted over 80 facilities just like yours and put their best ideas into our product. Whether you have a single pool, a full rec centre, university athletic complex or an entire municipality RecStaff will work for you. We built it to meet your needs and solve your challenges. If we don’t have what you need we’d be surprised.  But we’d also work with you to figure out a solution.

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First Time Exhibitor  |  SaveStation  |  Visit website

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MINUTES REALLY MATTER during Sudden Cardiac Arrest – we don’t have time to wait. We all need quick access to defibrillators and know how to use them!

SaveStation is a line of AED cabinets that provide consistent, recognizable housing for all AEDs.
These advanced cabinets are enabling access to AEDs both indoors and outdoors throughout our communities.

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Sound Solutions (2002) Inc.

Sound Solutions (2002) Inc.  |  Visit website

Sound Solutions Full Logo Sound Solutions is a premier audio & video company that has been locally owned and operated for the past 30+ years. Since 1995, we have been committed to the highest standard of excellence with respect to both service and installations, focusing our efforts on the commercial, recreational, hospitality and institutional customers throughout the province of BC.

Synchro BC

First Time Exhibitor|  SynchroBC |  Visit website

 Synchrobc Ripple Effect Logo Synchro BC is the governing body for artistic (synchronized) swimming in the province.  We are a passionate organization of athletes, coaches, officials, staff, and volunteers who believe in the power of sport and that every child should enjoy being in the water. Learning to love being in the water is the goal of Canada Artistic Swimming’s AquaGO! program – an innovative aquatic fundamentals program that gives children the opportunity to develop basic physical and aquatic literacy while learning the essentials of artistic swimming.

Western Noise Control

Western Noise Control  |  Visit website

Western Noise Control

As one of North America’s leading acoustic solutions organizations, Western Noise Control merges function with form. We create exceptional sound quality, sound control, and sound masking systems that become architectural features or invisibly blend into their surroundings.

Stop by our booth to learn more about our products, services, and projects.