The Orca Coast Blog and Press Releases

The Power Play – Orca customer Josos

Posted from the Calgary Herald – February 18, 2010

“If you make a bird craft, we leave them open-ended art materials, and they create the bird themselves,” Mattatall says.

“We’re here to set up an environment to encourage the kids to go play in different centres, where they can learn about real-life challenges they can face.”

In addition to its preschool program, [...]

Indoor playground lets kids have fun in hospital

Kaylee Kent was a bit shy at first, but before long she was smiling and laughing as she played in the indoor playground at the Medical College of Georgia Children’s Medical Center.

Kaylee, 3, is among many children who have enjoyed the playground since it opened last month, said child life specialist Abbie Suskay.

“Kids are in here all the time,” [...]

Kalahari’s new indoor theme park exceeds predictions

In late 2008, amidst one of the worst financial years in U.S. history, Wisconsin Dells entrepreneur Todd Nelson gambled big and doubled down. While other Dells resorts were slashing costs and mothballing future projects, Nelson’s Kalahari resort was installing a six-story indoor Ferris wheel, a two-story elevated go-cart track, two 32-foot climbing walls, bowling lanes, mini-golf with waterfalls, rope trapeze […]

2009 IAAPA Trade Show a Huge Success!

“Orca Coast Playground had smashing reviews at this years IAAPA trade show in Las Vegas! Differences in quality and craftsmanship were well noted beyond any other indoor playground product seen at the show, as well Orca was featured in the IAAPA show daily. We would like to thank all of our clients that came out [...]

Orca Appears in FUNWORLD Magazine

In the August 2009 edition of IAAPA’s Funworld Magazine, Marion Hixon’s Guick hits reports on Orca Coast’s charitable contribution to the Toronto YWCA

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Founded in 1918, IAAPA is the largest international trade association for permanently situated amusement facilities worldwide. The organization represents over 4,000 facility, supplier, and individual members from more than 93 countries. IAAPA [...]

Orca Coast Playground donates generously in economic downturn

June 4, 2009

Orca Coast Playgrounds (“Orca”) earmarks $52,500.00 CAD to donate two indoor playground structures to the Toronto YWCA Beatrice House, located at 177 Caledonia Road. While many companies have the unfortunate task of cost cutting and laying people off during these hard economic times, Orca turns to philanthropy in hopes of easing the stress felt by those relying [...]

Summer 2009

Summer is here and playtime for kids is what it’s all about. With the increase in risk from harmful sun rays, playing inside at a fabulous Orca Coast built play centre is an ideal outing for our precious children…..

REPLAY Magazine Features Orca Coast Playgrounds

March 16, 2009

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REPLAY Magazine features Orca Client Rafiki

March 16, 2009
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December, 2008
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New Indoor Playground to Open in Shoreview

March 4, 2009 Cabin-fever kids and their parents will have a new way to escape the winter blahs in Shoreview when a new Orca Coast built indoor playground opens.