Pay It Forward Friday: The Richarson Fund Pay’s it Forward


Since 1857, James Richardson & Sons, Limited has maintained a strong belief in giving back to the communities in which they serve, and that belief continues today. It’s a commitment borne of respect and appreciation for the places their employees call home and for the moments that make up life beyond the workplace.


In 1957, to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of James Richardson & Sons, Limited, corporate philanthropy was initiated through the Richardson Century Fund. In 2000, this entity was renamed the Richardson Foundation and a new vision and mission statement was introduced, focused on helping create sustainable futures for registered Canadian charitable organizations in the Visual and Performing Arts, Education, Youth Initiatives and Environmental Issues.


The Richardson Fund has already given so much to the community of Canora and now they have decided to also support our splash park.  We are excited to announce their very sizable donation of $25,000 toward the Chase Kraynick “Pay it Forward” Splash park.  Words cannot express our gratitude and appreciation for the commitment from The Richardson Fund to not only helping us to forever remember our Chase but to help the many generations of community families who will benefit and make memories while using this park.  This money will make an immense difference by converting our dream into a reality!!!  Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

Chase Made A Difference … Will You?

Thankful Thursday: Yorkton New Holland Becomes a Major Sponsor of the Chase Kraynick “Pay it Forward” Splash Park


We are eager to begin the construction of the Chase Kraynick “Pay it Forward” Splash park this spring and also to continue promoting the “Pay it Forward” concept that Chase embraced whole heartedly.  This splash park has not only brought our community together in unimaginable ways, but has gained the financial support of several individuals and businesses that are making this project a reality.

tractorAs most of you know, each component of the splash park reflects the things that Chase loved which include sports, the great outdoors and of course, farming!  We wanted a New Holland Tractor to be the centre piece of the splash pad not only because Chase’s favourite colour was blue, but because New Holland was his absolute favourite make of farm equipment.  He would spend countless hours playing farming with Cooper and every toy that filled his toy box was either blue or yellow in colour.  When he wasn’t pretending to farm with Cooper, he was asking to go to the farm and help his dad with chores.

NHpicsThe apple didn’t fall far from the tree either 🙂 .  Our farm has always had a love for New Holland, so loving the brand was something that Chase grew up with.  Nearly every piece of equipment on our farm is New Holland.

Just recently,  Brad Guenther, manager of Yorkton New Holland, announced that their dealership will donate $10,000 towards the Splash Pad as a sponsor of the New Holland tractor splash component!

WOW!!  How awesome is that?  We are so grateful for their very generous contribution and our heartfelt thanks goes out to the entire management and staff for supporting our project and showing how much you care!

The Yorkton New Holland dealership holds true to their statement that “they are big enough to help you, but small enough to know you!”  So thank you so much for making a difference and paying it forward for our family and our community!

To visit their newly designed website go to and the next time you see one of their employees please thank them for making a difference!

Canora Aquatic Play Pad SK

Chase Made A Difference … Will You?

Let Your Light Shine

“This Little Light Of Mine”

There’s a little flame inside us all
Some shine bright, some shine small
The rains will come and the waters rise
But don’t you ever lose your light
In this life you will know
Love and pain, joy and sorrow
So when it hurts, when times get hard
Don’t forget whose child you are

This little light of mine
I’m gonna let it shine
This little light of mine
I’m gonna let it shine, gonna let it shine

May you live each day with no regret
Make the most of every chance you get
Let your eyes get wide when you look at the stars
With the same sense of wonder as a child’s heart
With the ones you love treasure the time
And for those who are gone keep their memories alive
Hold on to your dreams don’t ever let go
There’s a fire inside you burning with hope

This little light of mine
I’m gonna let it shine
This little light of mine
I’m gonna let it shine, gonna let it shine

There will be days when you want to give up
When the clouds settle in
But after the rain comes the sun
Don’t you ever forget

One day there will be no more pain
And we will finally see Jesus’ face
So until then I’m gonna to try
To brave the dark and let my little light shine

This little light of mine
I’m gonna let it shine
This little light of mine
I’m gonna let it shine, gonna let it shine

There’s a little light inside us all

Life to Shine

Chase Made A Difference … Will You?