Walking in to the newly renovated gymnasium at St.Agnes Elementary School might of made students, staff and parents think they were in the wrong building.

The school recently underwent some upgrades, thanks to a little patience and a lot of hard work.

"It (was) division based funding, it's one of the capital projects we've had on the back burner here and we were able to make it happen this year," explained Principal Justin Clewis. "I know some of others school have had it in recent times like Sacred Heart and more recently St.Mikes, we are very fortunate to be apart of that."

The face-lift included a brand new gymnasium floor, which according to Clewis was much needed, and also new motorized backboards.

"With everything there's a life expectancy for it, it was a tile floor and things were starting to need attention. That's what we were trying to do is be proactive about it as division, as a school, I mean SCC is involved in a lot of this stuff too. Everybody was working towards that cause and finally we were able to make things happen with the funds that we had. It was a big undertaking, but we're sure glad that we have it now."

Clewis said there was a long list of benefits included in this renovation. 

"It's a rubberized type of material, it's durable and easier to maintain and clean, so that helps the care-taking of it. But the thing that we were really pleased with is that it's a mineral and spirits based product, instead of oil based, so the off gases are better for the students and the facility in general."

 He noted the having the motorized backboards makes it easier for students of all ages to enjoy them, as it's not as difficult to pull them out and put them away. 

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