Our Story & Mission
Helping Families Stay Active Since 1947.
Every purchase helps provide equipment and registration for local children in need. Our mission is to increase the participation rate of children in recreational sports. We are Giving Forward, Together. Lean More.
Our history with helping families stay active dates back to 1947. Started by the Mayhew Family in Prince Edward Island, the “Mayhew Cycle Shop” grew and moved to Lr Sackville NS in the late 1960’s. Located at 209 Sackville Drive was a small residential house (photo above), purchased by the Mayhew's to be renovated into Sportwheels. Once completed, the little store carried: bikes, roller skates, hockey skates, hockey sticks, performed bike repairs, and skate sharpening. A new building was constructed in 1986. The new facility shared space with Monroes TV repair and Sackville Small Engine. In the 1990's we expanded the building to twice the size, and now occupy the entire facility! Still owned by the Mayhew family, now into the 4th generation.
In 2018 we opened The Warehouse Multi-Sport Training Centre. With 10,000 square feet of indoor recreational space, this was the next evolution of Sportwheels. Our goal at The Warehouse is to creating a welcoming environment that ensures all clients are actively engaged, motived and having fun. Giving our customers a place to play the sports they love all year round. The Warehouse is Halifax's all season training centre for Baseball, Hockey, Lacrosse, Cricket, Disc Golf and more.
The Sportwheels Legacy is more than just the Mayhew family's contribution. The impact of our employees over the last 75 years has been extraordinary. Every team member at Sportwheels embodies our culture and values the importance of friends helping families stay active. Be sure to stop in and meet our amazing team. Together we would like to thank you and your family for over 75 years of support. Family owned, Family oriented, and Family operated, a true family store! Our customers have come to know Sportwheels and The Warehouse as a reliable neighborhood business with great service, selection and advice.
ABOUT THE OWNERS
I have an incredible passion for sports and helping people worldwide play the games they love. I have been with Sportwheels since 2006 and became an official partner in 2018. My goal is to help continue the growth of this family legacy. When you think of Family and Sporting goods, I want people to think of Sportwheels first. I am an active ball player, gym goer and big family man. I am married with 3 amazing children. I love playing Slopitch, spending quality time with my family and teaching an active lifestyle to my children. I am honoured to be a part of the Sportwheels legacy and going above and beyond for my team and our customers is what really drives me everyday.
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I believe in helping families stay Active. I've been around the Sporting Goods business since I was 6 years old and purchased the family business back in 2013. Since then we have been using retail as a means of sustainable giving to help children in need stay active. My goal is to help 100 children each year. I am the 4th generation family owner of Sportwheels Sports Excellence. I run a variety of sport programs for active youth, I am married with two children, and I am into ultra running and cycling. I eat, sleep and breathe an active lifestyle, and I am oppressed with helping others do the same. Click HERE to learn more about our Giving Forward Mission.
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