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Moving Fitness Forward: Escape the gym with GTfit

RICHMOND HILL – Residents in Richmond Hill are considering swapping the gym for outdoor workouts surrounded by fresh air and nature, thanks to a newly installed GTfit outdoor fitness equipment at Rocking Horse Ranch.

After much anticipation, Rocking Horse Ranch opened the fitness park to the public June 10th, drawing in large crowds eager to celebrate the official opening and test out the new equipment.

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Residents flock to new GTfit fitness park

RICHMOND HILLRocking Horse Ranch held its official park opening celebrations in Richmond Hill June 10th, drawing in a large crowd of local residents and families eager to play and exercise. 

Richmond Hill Mayor Dave Barrow and members of council kicked off the event with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, followed by complimentary refreshments, entertainment and a variety of activities. When the park was deemed “open to the public”, older children and adults made a beeline towards the GTfit fitness area.

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Just a heads up about our office hours for Canada Day. Play! by Crozier will be CLOSED on Wednesday July 1st, 2015 to celebrate Canada's 148th Birthday on Canada Day!

If you’re feeling patriotic, feel free to sing along to Canada’s national anthem ‘O Canada’.

We will respond to all messages as soon as possible upon our return.

Have a happy weekend, one and all.

 

OALA Golf Day

Play! by Crozier’s Ken Crozier, Iain Crozier and Rob Walkowiak, along with Landmark by Crozier’s Brian Bekkers are heading to the greens this Friday, August 14th in support of the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects’ (OALA) 13th Annual Golf Day at the Royal Ontario Golf Club  in Milton, ON. 

The team will not only be participating in a round of golf, but will also be sponsoring the ‘Men's Closest to the Pin’ event. Added bonus- spot the Play! Mobile (seen below at a recent golf event) on the course and get a cold refreshment and a photo with Play! Mascot Lindsey the Ladybug.

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Proceeds from OALA events support the Universities of Toronto and Guelph Endowment Funds. Click Here for more information on the OALA’s Golf Day. If you would like to schedule a time to chat with one of our team members, please Contact Us.

See you Friday at tee time!

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Victoria Park playground featured in local news outlets 

KITCHENER - The wait is over, Victoria Park playground is officially open in time for summer!

Local children and community members joined City of Kitchener officials including Mayor Berry Vrbanovic in celebrating the newly installed playground during its Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting June 1st.

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Expression Swing: Order the swing that has millions talking!  

Have you seen GameTime’s exclusive face-to-face Expression Swing that allows parents and their children to swing together? The video of the industry’s first playground swing that promotes intergenerational play has garnered nearly 4 million views on Facebook alone, and interest keeps increasing!

See what you’ve been missing:

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Incorporate Water & Nature Play at Conservation Areas

Exploring a Conservation Area to learn about nature has always been a popular field trip for kids of all grade levels. Although it's almost the end of the school year, there’s still plenty of opportunities to attract children and families to Conservation Centres throughout the summer months.

Consider combining nature exploration and water play this summer by adding a spray park to your Conservation Centre. Water Odyssey, a division of PlayCore and the leading designer and manufacturer of interactive water features, is offering an affordable water-fun to beat the heat this summer. Many local Conservation Authorities are choosing to replace old swimming ponds with spray parks built in natural wilderness surroundings to increase outdoor engagement. 

See the water fun for yourself!

Conserve Water + Save Money!

As the largest manufacturer of modular pumping and water treatment systems, Water Odyssey is committed to water recycling with its Hydro Launch Pod system. The compact Hydro Launch Pod houses the mechanical workings of a spray park and is unlike complex systems as it uses NO electricity and requires little maintenance, making it an ideal choice for budget sensitive projects and unsupervised facilities. Since the flow rate and flow duration is adjustable, you can choose to reduce the amount of water going to each feature to save on water usage. A tour of the spray park would make a perfect addition to a water safety program.

Nature Play + Education!

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We can’t forget about nature! For some kids, a trip to their local Conservation Authority can be the first time they develop a greater understanding and appreciation for nature. GameTime, North America's largest manufacturer of playground equipment (and also a division of PlayCore), offers a revolutionary collection of play products called “PlayTrails.

As children and families explore a trail, they encounter nature-themed play pockets that promote physical activity and fun, as well as educational signage with fun facts (see bugs and leaves examples below) that allow kids to discover fascinating facts about nature through observation. See the entire nature-inspired line HERE.

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Play! by Crozier, a division of Crozier Enterprises, is a proud distributor of Water Odyssey and GameTime’s leading-edge and innovative product lines. Contact your local Play! Sales Associate to find out how you can implement water & nature play at your Conservation Centre this summer!

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Victoria Day Play

Bring out the fireworks, it's Victoria Day Long Weekend! The Play! by Crozier team encourages you to enjoy your time off with loved ones and take in the festivities in your local community.

Please note that the office will be closed on Monday, May 18th, 2015 to celebrate Victoria Day. We will respond to all messages as soon as possible upon our return.

We hope you enjoy May long weekend! 

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The Play! by Crozier team is proud to be participating and sponsoring Ontario Park Association’s (OPA)’s 2015 Dave Gower Memorial Golf Day. The team will tee off on June 5th at the Cambridge Golf Club in Cambridge, ON.

The festivities will begin on June 4th with the OPA AGM and a Meet & Greet social. Then it’s on the greens for the golf day June 5th, followed by a reception dinner, prizes and a silent auction.

Play! by Crozier is a Gold Sponsor of the event. Click HERE for more information on OPA’s Golf Day. If you would like to arrange a specific time to chat during the event, visit our contact page.

See you on the course in Cambridge!

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Bring stunning visual aesthetics to your spray pad with ColorCast! 

With summer break around the corner, it won’t be long until families flock to local spray parks to cool down and enjoy a fully interactive water play experience. While most spray parks appear similar in style, you can make a statement in your area by combining colour and texture in brilliant new ways with ColorCast!

ColorCast is the new contemporary design line by Water Odyssey, a division of Playcore and the leader in the design and manufacturing of aquatic play equipment, which offers a new collection of stainless steel spray features enhanced by ColorCast Accents.

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