Calling ALL Volunteers!!!!

workerwithrakeIf you’ve been trying to find a way to Pay It Forward for your community…look no further!!!  The countdown is on and we are almost ready to turn on those sprayers and celebrate with our Grand Opening!  But before that happens… we are looking for volunteers to meet us at the splash park site to help spread gravel and tie some rebar this coming Saturday, July13 at 9:00am!!!!

shovelTall, short, large, small, old, and young are all welcome!!!  🙂  If you are willing to donate your time and energy and are planning to be in the Canora area on Saturday morning we will gladly welcome ALL and ANY help!  We need to get the gravel and rebar in place prior to the cement pour happening next week!!!! If you can come, please bring a shovel or rake to spread the gravel.  You can help make a difference in our community and Pay it Forward!!!


Chase Made A Difference … And You Can Too!!


4 VOLUNTEER Electricians Hook up the Splashers!!!

Kyle and Roxy Roberts (Journeyman Electricans), Matt Sleeva (fourth year apprentice electrician), and Brody Steciuk (first year apprentice electrician) worked tirelessly on Friday July 5th to finish the electrical hookups for the Splash Park.  All four electricians work for Gabora Electric BUT took a day off work to donate their time, talents and expertise as their individual contribution to the Park!  Talk about Paying it Forward!!!!  We are so grateful for each one of you and want to sincerely thank you for making this tremendous contribution to our community!!!!

P1000356Each sprayer was hooked up to a timer which allows a sprayer to run for a set amount of time.  The park is equipped with 2 separate activators which require the children to hit the button to activate a sequence of sprayers.  These timers will allow us to set how long a sprayer will run as well as allow us to turn on and shut them off at a certain time of day.

These four individuals not only have inspired us to think of ways to give back using our own talents, time and energy, but have profoundly touched our hearts with their generosity.

We are truly thankful for their quality service and workmanship and we hope they know how much it means to our family and our community. Thank you for stepping forward and making a difference!


Up next we are ready to bring in the gravel and cement before the sprayers are turned on!!!  Stay tuned because we may need some volunteers to help spread the gravel.

Chase Made A Difference … and so did Roxy, Kyle, Matt and Brody!!!! 

What will YOU do today??

June 19th Splash Park Update!!!

#2Well folks… Yorkton Plumbing and Heating wasted no time in getting involved with the Splash Park!  Not only were they one of the first businesses to step up to the plate, months ago, to “Pay it Forward” to Canora by volunteering their time and supplies for the project, but they were eager to get in and do their job this past week!  Curtis Krotenko and his family joined us on the AVIVA Float during the Winter Lights Festival in Canora and since Kurtis works at Yorkton Plumbing and Heating, he was sporting his AVIVA T-shirt on the worksite!!!  🙂 Gotta love that!

#1Here’s our progress update what what has been happening the past little while…

  • Nejah Building delivered the shed where the plumbing and electrical units will be housed.   The shed will be fully assembled and sided shortly.
  • Yorkton Plumbing and Heating started Monday and will be wrapped up this Wednesday morning (providing no rain comes our way)
  • We have ordered the picnic tables, benches, bike rack and a garbage can for the splash park
  • We are currently working on the signage for the park
  • Jerry Gabora with Gabora Electric has done his site inspection and is the next contractor to work at the site.  He is ready to go and we are excited to have his company be part of our project!
  • After the electrical is completed, the gravel will be brought in and that’s when we need all you volunteers to bring your shovels, wheelbarrows, rakes and muscles to help spread it all into place!!  (PLEASE STAY POSTED FOR THOSE DETAILS TO COME)

We are attempting to have everything in place for a MID-JULY GRAND OPENING!!!  So stay tuned!!  As soon as we make final arrangements for this special day, an official announcement will come out to you via this blog!!  We are so excited for that day to arrive, but in the meantime we would love to hear more of your Pay It Forward stories so that we can share them with others.  So . . . the questions of the day are … Did you find a way to pay it forward to today?  If so, what did you do?  How did your act of kindness affect that person?  How did your act of kindness make a difference?

 Chase Made A Difference . . . Will You?

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! 

Chase Made A Difference…Will You?

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.

Chase Made A Difference…Will You?