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!!

Chase Made A Difference … What Will You Do Today??


“Make Way for Waterplay” Contest Winners!

The Waterplay Solutions Corporation from Kelowna, BC have announced the winner of their 25th Anniversary Contest and First place went to AVA’s Splash Pad from St. Juliet, Tennessee!  Congratulations Jim and Krista Bright (Ava’s mommy and daddy)!  We are all super happy for you!  We know that building this facility in memory of sweet little AVA is such a gift to your community, just like AVA was to so many!

Chase’s “Pay it Forward” Splash Park was the runner up and we will be awarded $5,000 toward the cost of our components and two free ground sprayers!!!  We too are happy and grateful to have been selected as a finalist in this great competition!  Thank you to Waterplay for selecting our project as a finalist and we hope to order our sprayers next week!  To see the official announcement click

Thank you to everyone who voted for us during this competition near and far! Your support is much appreciated.   We did amazing well for our population base and are thankful for each and every vote received.

Because of our sweethearts Ava and Chase we are happy that both of these parks will be built in 2013.  We know that they will be places which will bring together many families over a number of decades.  Places where cherished memories will be made and much fun had!  Our wish is for every family in Saskatchewan and Tennessee to take advantage of these two remarkable splash pads, use them often, and never forget the two beautiful children that made it all possible.

To learn more about Ava’s life, you can visit



Chase And Ava Made A Difference … Will You?

Make Way for WaterPlay – Have You Voted Today?

Submitted by Chase’s mom – Rachel Kraynick

WaterPlay solutions Corp

We are just SO excited that we were chosen as one of two projects for the “Make Way for Water Play” competition with Water Play Solutions Corporation out of Kelowna, BC.  This is the company that we are planning on ordering our sprayer components from for Chase’s Splash Park.

Each of the two finalists is guaranteed a prize! Either way we are winners! 🙂

  • First prize is awarded 25% off the sprayer components for their project.  In our case, this could equate to  approximately $35,000!!!!!!  This would be HUGE for our community!
  • Second place is awarded $5,000 off the cost of the components and two free ground squirters for the splash pad!

The decision of who receives which prize it is up to each and every one of you … the general public!  Everyone has the opportunity to vote online at .  It is also important to note that you can vote from every IP address you have access to, which means one vote from every device (laptop, desktop computer, ipad, cell phone, etc).  You don’t need to register your email to vote, it takes less than 3 minutes of time, and is done through Survey Monkey!

Chase’s Splash Park has been custom designed to reflect all the things Chase loved.  Here is a list of the components we chose and why:

Hockey1.  A Hockey Stick– Chase was #8 on the Canora Cobras IP Hockey Team for 2 years (He scored 3 goals in his career)

2.  A Frog– he would catch and collect as many frogs as possible in 5 gallon pails in the summertime.

3.  A Caterpillar- he loved catching insects and bugs and chasing his little brother with them.

Kamsack Times

4.  A Pumpkin– our family tradition was growing pumpkins.  We would set up pumpkin stands to sell every shape and size of pumpkins with all profits going to the boys future education fund … and we would enter the BIG ones into as many horticulture shows as possible to compete in the largest pumpkin growing contest.  The boys won 1st prize many times!

5.  A New Holland Tractor– Chase was our farm boy and New Holland was his favorite type of farm equipment (every toy he owned was New Holland)! No joke!!

6.  A cow– Chase had his very own cow named “Milk Nose” who was brown with a white nose (hence the name).  Every calf that “Milk Nose” produced was sold and monies earned had been saved up for this college fund.

7.  A baseball– Chase played on the Canora Reds T-Ball team and loved sports.

Fishing8.  A fishing rod– Many of our family vacations included going on a fishing trip.  Chase caught his first fish when he was just 3 years old.  He was excited beyond words!

9.  A dump truck– like any typical little boy, Chase spent countless hours playing with his dump trucks, pay loaders, bobcats, and construction equipment.  Truck and tractor sounds with lots of spit bubbles were the background noise in our house at any given time.

10.  A bumble bee and cat tail– These two components reflect the love for nature and the great outdoors that Chase had.  He loved playing outside and exploring all that nature offered.  He loved going for drives to see deer or coyotes in the fields and was the first to spot a beaver swimming in the slough.  A dandelion boquet was very often picked and brought as a sign of love for me or one of his grandma’s.

11.  Numerous ground squirters– Not only did Chase love water but he was full of surprises.  These ground squirters will work off timers and shoot water when you least expect it … catching you by surprise … offering fun and excitement for all of the people who play at the splash park.

In total 18 components will be placed on a 3400 square foot concrete pad!  This will hopefully be the “Taj Mahal” of all splash pads in the province!  This splash park will not only honor our special little boy but stand as a reminder for everyone to think about how they can “Pay it Forward.”

Canora Aquatic Play Pad SK

All you need to do is vote for the Chase Kraynick Pay It Forward Splash Park and spread the word to all your friends and family to visit the link listed above.  If anyone asks you why?  It is because you are wanting to be a part of making a difference in supporting a family and a community in not only creating a legacy but in preserving the memory of a little boy who really understood the importance of love, kindness, family, and faith.  And really … aren’t these the things what we want all of our children to deeply know???

Chase Made A Difference … Will You?

Another HUGE Splash Park Announcement

Once again we have TERRIFIC and EXCITING NEWS to announce!!!!

Canora Aquatic Play Pad SKThe Chase Kraynick “Pay it Forward” Splash Park has been chosen as 1 of 2 North American finalists with the WaterPlay Solutions Corporation for a chance of winning 25% off  the cost of the sprayer components for the splash park … which is a HUGE savings!

We are asking for your help.  Although we have already asked you to vote for our project in the AVIVA competition (and we are so very grateful for ALL that your votes have done to put us in the FINALS :-)) we realize that that was a huge daily commitment on your part.  This online voting competition from WaterPlay Solutions Corporation is a one time vote only.  That’s it … That’s all!!

But we do need to be careful with the voting instructions we are giving you.  This time votes are tabulated and counted by IP address.  Therefore, you can vote only once BUT the catch this time is that you can vote from as many different devices that you have access to … computers, smart phones, iPads, iPods, Playbooks, etc.  Anything that you can get an internet connection on … can cast a vote.

Each device EQUALS one vote!! 🙂

SMPlease click on the link below and cast your vote through Survey Monkey.  The most votes will win this competition and bring us that much closer to making this splash park a reality for our community.  The Winner will be announced on January 31, 2013.  Please forward this information to everyone you know who will be in support of The Chase Kraynick “Pay It Forward” Splash Park.

WaterPlay solutions CorpThank You to the wonderful people at WaterPlay Solutions Corporation who thought that Chase’s Splash Park was a concept plan worthy of consideration for this great competition.

And … to all of our friends, family, and supporters throughout North America … THANK YOU so much for your ongoing and committed support as we look forward to making this splash park a reality in 2013!!

Chase Made A Difference … Will You?