Semi-Finals Begin Today! Please VOTE!

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Happy Monday Morning Everyone!!

Semi-Final Voting for the Aviva Community Fund competition begins today and we are super excited about it all.  Please remember that this is a national competition . . . so let’s make all of Canada know that the good people of this province right here in the heart of Good Spirit country really know how to make a difference for their community!!

Your votes helped us get to the semi-finals and we are hopeful that we can once again count on your support to get us into the finals where decisions about winners will be up to a panel of judges.

We are the ONLY Saskatchewan project in our category and we want to make sure that the rest of Canada knows just where Saskatchewan is by showing them that we can once again get the highest number of votes in the country.

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The Semi-Final round is shorter than the qualifier we were a part of before, so we need to make every day count with as many votes as possible!!  The time will go by quickly.

SO . . .  as a reminder here are the voting instructions:

1.  Go to http://www.avivacommunityfund.org

2.  Vote for Idea # ACF13447

3.  You can only vote once a day from one email account  . . . so if you have multiple email accounts you can vote once a day from EACH account that you have access to and please remember to vote every single day of the competition from December 3 to December 13.

4.  Forward this on asking as many people as possible to vote for our idea!

5.  You can check out the FINAL Aviva competition video about our project on the AVIVA website or by clicking here.

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Please vote!

This splash park project has pulled our community closer together than it has ever been before.  WE are all working toward the common goal of winning this competition.  All this week we will continue to update you about several activities that our entire community have become involved with.

Our campaign involves numerous activities taking place throughout this week which are meant to rally support for the AVIVA competition.  This is a sneak peek at what we will be up to this week.  If you are able to, please join us for one or all events.

Tuesday morning from 7am-11am – Listen to The ROCK 98.5 FM Click here to listen LIVE to The ROCK 98.5 FM and The FOX 94.1 FM Click here to listen LIVE to the FOX 94.1 FM. Both stations will be broadcasting their morning show LIVE from Canora at Crumbs Diner on Main Street. They will be interviewing numerous individuals highlighting the need for a facility like this in our community.  Thanks to the staff at Crumbs Diner and Canora Gateway Co-op for their donations and support of this event.

Wednesday evening at 6:45pm – Leah Sophia Jewelery party at the Gallagher Center in Yorkton, SK – Wellintong West Room.  All proceeds from the party will go toward the splash park.  You do not need an invitation . . . just come and “bling a friend”.  There will be fabulous prize giveaways and draws being made.  Buy 2 reg. priced items and you get up to 4 at 50%.  If you are unable to attend you can also support this great cause with online orders by going to:  www.liasophia.ca/candaceo
– click on the “browse our Jewellery” Tab
– go to the look up hostess area and type in
– First Name: Rachel Kraynick
– Last Name: Splash Park

Thursday evening – Canora Winter Lights Festival featuring the Chase Kraynick “Pay It Forward” Splash Park float.  Come out for a wonderful parade of lights.  Bring your family and friends and join us for hot chocolate and fireworks at the Canora Sports grounds.  We hope to see you all there!

Friday evening from 5-9pm – We would like to thank Joan Kowalyshen for organizing Canora’s first ever Christmas Home Tour.  Come share in the festive spirit of Christmas by touring the interior of some of our very own local homes!!! There will be six homes available to tour. Feel free to arrive at each home on your own time between the hours of 5pm-9pm and also remember to bring your ticket to each house as it will be required for entry into the homes. Tickets are available for purchase at Community Insurance – 563-5651, The Blend Salon – 563-5455 and The Flower Mill – 563-4500 for $20/per ticket. All proceeds will be going towards the Chase Kraynick ‘Pay it Forward’ Splash Park.  There is still time to purchase tickets for this wonderful event.

We thank you for your support, your votes, and your generosity of time!!

Chase Made a Difference . . . Will You?

Gearing Up for AVIVA Semi-Finals in Yorkton’s Santa Clause Parade

This year Yorkton’s Santa Clause parade was held on Saturday, November 24, 2012 and they had 24 floats entered into the parade.  We could not pass up the opportunity of entering into the festive activities, so we of course entered a float for the AVIVA COMMUNITY FUND competition for Canora’s Chase Kraynick “Pay it forward” Splash Park.  We decorated our float with as much blue and yellow decorations as we could find (which are the AVIVA colors) and had as many Christmas lights hanging off the float as we could muster.

Instead of handing out candy to all the spectators, we passed out Chase’s Pay It Forward cards and the AVIVA silicone wrist bands reminding everyone to start voting for the AVIVA COMPETITION SEMI-FINALS on December 3rd! We are competing against 30 other projects and need your support to get to the final 10 in the judging round.

I would like to thank everyone for helping us in decorating the float, the walkers for passing out all the wrist bands and Pay It Forward cards and, of course, all of the fabulous spectators for cheering us on in support of the project.  The Yorkton parade was a tonne of fun and if you happened to miss it, you can look forward to our float being entered into the “Canora Winter Lights Festival Parade” on December 6th!

Please don’t forget to start voting on December 3rd, by registering on line at www.avivacommunityfund.org and voting for Project #13447.

Chase Made A Difference…Will You?

Voting Begins Today – Please Support Us

Happy Monday Morning Everyone!!

Voting for the Aviva Community Fund competition begins today and we are super excited about it all.  Please remember that this is a national competition . . . so let’s make all of Canada know that the good people of this province right here in the heart of Good Spirit country really know how to make a difference for their community!!

Please vote!

We also promise that we will not inundate you with reminders to vote from this blog.  The purpose of the blog is to share stories of Pay It Forward acts of kindness and generosity . . . so that is what we will continue to do.  If you like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter, the daily reminders will come from there.

SO . . .  as a reminder here are the voting instructions:

1.  Go to http://www.avivacommunityfund.org

2.  Vote for Idea # ACF13447

3.  You can only vote once a day from one email account  . . . so if you have multiple email accounts you can vote once a day from each account that you have access to and please remember to vote every single day of the competition from October 1 to October 15.

4.  Forward this on asking as many people as possible to vote for our idea!

5.  You can check out the CTV story that aired about this project on Saturday by clicking here.  Thanks Julie for putting this all together for us!!

Also, if you would like to receive instant email updates of Inspirational Stories put on this blog please sign up to be a follower by clicking on the Follow Us tab on the right side panel of this blog page.

We thank you for your support, your votes, and your generosity of time!!

Chase Made a Difference . . . Will You?