Alberta Order of Excellence

Behrends Group Digital Signs, Donor Walls, Plaques and Awards

The highest honour the Province of Alberta can bestow on a citizen is the Alberta Order of Excellence. Members of the Alberta Order of Excellence come from a plethora of backgrounds; the careers of those awarded range from medicine, science, engineering, law, and business to politics, education, agriculture and the arts. All members share the fact that they’ve made an … Read More

Confederation Boulevard

Behrends Group Cast Plaques, Parks and Recreation Signs, Plaques and Awards

Custom Oxidized Plaques

We’ve worked on several high-profile projects for the NCC, National Capital Commission, over the course of our 17 year relationship. They often require an unordinarily high level of manufacturing precision in order to meet strict standards for consistency. Behrends has always proven up to the task, manufacturing high-quality, high-precision products multiple times a year to meet their needs. The Confederation … Read More

Churchill Square

Behrends Group Digital Printing, Parks and Recreation Signs, Plaques and Awards

Custom Glass Work

Churchill Square is a major meeting place in central downtown Edmonton. An epicentre of activity in Edmonton since the early 1900’s, the Square and surrounding area have a lot of history. The City of Edmonton decided to commemorate this, and contacted Behrends about creating something functional, attractive, and long-lasting. They wanted to use glass as a substrate, and hired us … Read More

Yarker cast bronze interpretive panel

Behrends Group Cast Plaques, Parks and Recreation Signs, Plaques and Awards

Artist Carolyn Butts came to us in 2007 with a project for her client, the Yarker Community Association, who were looking to create something that would help preserve the heritage of the Yarker area for future generations. Carolyn was wondering about the viability of a cast bronze interpretive panel showing Yarker in its industrial hey-days, based off of one of … Read More

Client Care Award

Behrends Group Long Service Awards, Plaques and Awards, Recognition Awards

Custom Bronze Award

Our client had a beautiful Murano glass piece they had made in Italy that they used for their client care award, but there was one problem, they had no way to add names onto the piece and not to mention the worry of the glass breaking from moving around. They approached us with a design to create an award and incorporate … Read More

100th anniversary Flanders Field

Behrends Group Cast Plaques, Parks and Recreation Signs, Plaques and Awards

Every Remembrance Day, Canadians honour their troops by reciting the famous poem “In Flanders Field” by Canadian soldier Lt.-Col. John McCrae. The iconic poem turned 100 years old in 2015 and a commission from the Edmonton Castledowns Recreation Society led to the fabrication of an exceptional memorial on the north-side of Edmonton, across from the Veterans’ Centre. The artwork for … Read More

Ryerson Alumni Achievement Awards

Behrends Group Donor Walls, Plaques and Awards

Ryerson Alumni Wall

We’ve had a great relationship with the team at Ryerson University over the past 15 years. In 1998, Ryerson contacted us about designing and building a system to recognize the prestigious accomplishments of their esteemed alumni. We installed the wall with just a few names and photos, and it’s grown quickly over the years as Ryerson alumni continue to excel … Read More

Mount Sinai Hospital Star Wall

Behrends Group Donor Walls, Plaques and Awards

For over 20 years we’ve been working with the fine folks at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. Every year since the initial design, manufacture, and installation, we update their ‘Star Wall’ donor recognition system with new names, and we’ve consistently met their deadline and budget expectations. Since their donor wall is in a high-traffic area, a main lobby, we’re always … Read More

Trans Canada Trail Plaques

Behrends Group Cast Plaques, Plaques and Awards

At Behrends, we build our products to stand the test of time. Recently, when the Government of Canada needed permanent, enduring interpretive plaques for new additions to the world-renowned Trans Canada Trail, they came to us. This was a particularly high profile project, as the first of the plaques was installed at Rideau Hall, the residence of the Governor General, … Read More

Royal Canadian Navy Centennial Monument

Behrends Group Cast Plaques, Graves & Memorials, Plaques and Awards, War Memorials

Monumentalizing important moments in history for future generations to understand and appreciate is one of the most satisfying parts of our work. We’ve worked frequently with the National Capital Commission, and helping them commemorate more than 100 years of Canada’s Navy was an honour and a pleasure. We were commissioned to cast a bronze interpretive plaque for the monument, which … Read More