Painted Hand CDC becomes a Major Sponsor of the Chase Kraynick “Pay it Forward” Splash Park

Painted HAndGiving back is an important part of First Nations culture. Throughout the year, the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority (SIGA) and its casinos support hundreds of organizations and events.  By embracing and implementing the teachings of their Elders, SIGA fosters its philanthropic commitment by giving back to its communities. SIGA is committed to build and enrich the communities in Saskatchewan so everyone can benefit.

SIGA also operates the Community Development Corporations (CDCs) which receives funding equivalent to 25% of the net profits of the on-reserve casinos.  Each Community Development Corporation gives 100% of its profits back to the people of Saskatchewan. They consider applications for funding from First Nations and non-First Nations organizations located in communities surrounding each casino for initiatives in the following areas: economic development, social development, justice initiatives, educational development, recreational facilities operation and development, senior and youth programs, cultural development, community infrastructure development and maintenance, health initiatives, and other charitable purposes.

This year we submitted an application for funding to the Painted Hand CDC and they have generously donated $25,000 to the Chase Kraynick Pay it Forward Splash Park!!!!!   We are so thankful for their generosity and hope that this park will remind others to find ways to Pay it Forward and make a difference in their community.

We sincerely thank the Painted Hand CDC for making a positive difference in our community! 

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Thank You to Yorkton’s Xi Zeta Beta Sigma Phi for your Generous Donation

xi deltaThe Yorkon’s Xi Zeta Beta Sigma Phi chapter decided to raffle tickets for a basket full of goodies for their Mother’s Day fundraiser this year. They sold the tickets at Mano’s Restaurant in Yorkton and raised an astounding $807.00.  They wanted to “Pay it forward” and presented the Chase Kraynick Pay it Forward Splash Park with the full amount!!!  Thank you so much to this terrific group of ladies for supporting our project in Canora!!!  Your donation will go a long way in making this park a beautiful place where many families will make special memories with each other.

This young, ambitious group of women is comprised of nine members who include Giselle Bernat, Deb Harris, Jacalyn Grela, Shirley O’Boyle, Bree Rogaza, Stepahnie Wong-Erhardt, Barb Stamatinos, Janna Young and Kathy Novak.  They are not only a fantastic sorority, but they continue to uplift and serve so many organizations in and outside of Yorkton. THANK YOU LADIES for your generosity and show of support!!!

To find out more about this organization check out  or if you would like to join the Xi Zeta chapter, please contact Giselle Bernat at 306-621-2507.

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The Components Have Arrived !!!

It was like an episode of “Shipping Wars” minus Roy “The Handyman”, The “Hotshot”Couple, or Jarret “The Rookie”.  The expensive shipment of Splash Park Components made the cross country trek from BC to Saskatchewan via tractor-trailer.

The sellers:  Water Play Solutions Corporation out of Kelowna, BC

The buyers:  The Chase Kraynick “Pay It Forward” Splash Park in Canora, SK

Kristen Gabora and Rachel Kraynick met the shipment first thing this past Monday morning and made a detailed inspection of all components before signing off “A OK” and giving a 5-star rating on the first shipment of the Chase Kraynick “Pay It Forward” Splash Park components.

The components that did arrive … did so without any hitch or hiccup.  All pieces were in one piece and are ready for installation.  There is still one more pallet of components that was left in Regina and those will be delivered some time this week.

We are so happy to finally have them here … to realize that we are just one step closer to making the park become reality.

We took a few pics to commemorate the event.  Take a sneak peek at the delivery.  Keep in mind that we can’t reveal too much just yet.  🙂  The pieces are wrapped in a protective padding … for now.

The components have arrived.
The components have arrived.  It took an entire semi truck to bring only the first load of components.
Randy and Kristen strike a plan of how we are going to unload them all safely!
Kristen Gabora and Randy “Manix” strike a plan of how we are going to unload them all safely!
The fishing pole gets unloaded.
The fishing pole gets unloaded.
Two of the three rings getting unloaded.  Lots of careful consideration to move some of these components.
Two of the three rings getting unloaded. Lots of careful consideration is necessary to move and unload some of these components.

Stay tuned for more info and progress to come … very soon!!

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The Water Lines and Piles Are In !!!

The past week has brought with it lots of hard work and “know how” from Wyonzek Construction and McTavish Concrete.  Wow!!  Were they every quick and efficient with their work, too.

We have a picture update of progress on the fantastic job they did in plumbing in the water line to the park and the storm sewers, as well as getting the piles in to support the components.  WOW!! Take a look!

Look at those boys go!!
Look at those boys go!! Not only did they do a GREAT job, but their hard work was done with speed and so much “know how”! WOW!
Ken being Foreman!
Foreman Ken … ensuring that everything will go as planned!
Storm Sewer
Digging in the Storm Sewer
Water lines in and plumbed out the sewer too! YEAH to the McTavish and Wyonzek work crews!
All The Piles ARe In
All the piles are in!! We are now ready for the next step … concrete footings!! 

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