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Scoremaster President offers suggestions on how to eliminate tipping goal deaths

For 29 years and counting, Scoremaster, a subsidiary of Professional Components Ltd., has been manufacturing high strength alloy aluminum soccer goal posts, 1/3 the weight of steel counterparts. With less than .001 percent product failure since 1997, Scoremaster’s unique designs and strong reputation has made them the choice for the uncompromising customer.

After learning about another death due to a fallen movable soccer goal, Scoremaster Goals President David Smith felt compelled to express his condolences. With Scoremaster the first manufacturer to address potential problems and safety issues, Smith offered suggestions on how to avoid future tragedies through the use of proper safety measures in both the design and installation process.

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Whether you call it Civic Holiday, Provincial Day, August Holiday, Simcoe Day or no name at all, the Play! by Crozier team would like to wish you a fun long weekend!

The Play! by Crozier office will be closed on Monday, August 4th, 2014 to celebrate this Civic Holiday. We will respond to all messages as soon as possible upon our return.

If you get stuck in traffic heading to a campsite, cottage or a loved one’s home on this busy holiday, here’s some fun facts on the Civic Holiday to help pass the time. Click HERE to read.

Wishing you a very happy Civic Holiday!

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Join the Play! by Crozier team for a round of golf Friday, August 8thin support of the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects’ (OALA) 12th Annual Golf Day at the Royal Ontario Golf Club in Milton, ON.

Once again, Play! is both participating and sponsoring the yearly golf tournament. 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 Play! Sales Associate’s during the event, please contact us be clicking HERE

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Water Odyssey's Fun Forms add an extra touch of creativity to splash pads!

It’s a no-brainer that kids and splash pads go hand in hand in the summertime. There’s nothing like splashing feet in cool water or running through the mister to keep children’s temperatures down and their spirits up on hot days.

The traditional look of a splash pad is fairly simple; water jets spraying up from the ground paired with spray features made from bent metal. Water Odyssey, a division of Fountain People, Inc. and the leader in the design and manufacturing of aquatic play equipment, is bringing a new dimension of fun and creativity to splash pad designs with Fun Forms.

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RockCraft Climbing Boulders featured in Christian School Products Magazine!

The Play! by Crozier team is thrilled to announce that RockCraft, the leading manufacturer of concrete climbing rocks for bouldering, is featured in the Christian School Products Magazine's Playground Issue for the second year in a row. The two-page article, titled "Playgrounds: Boulders and Climbing Rocks in Schools", discusses the many reasons why rock bouldering is an ideal addition to schools and church playgrounds. The fun and informative article also provides a breakdown on the safety, durability, play value/climbability and aesthetics of climbing boulders.

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Brighten your aquatic playground with ColorCast accents! 

School’s out for summer. Children everywhere are looking forward to happily filling those summer days with fun outings that will build lasting memories. With temperatures continuing to soar, many kids are flocking to spray parks to combat the heat and enjoy their time off.

While it may seem like most spray parks are similar in style, Water Odyssey, a division of Fountain People, Inc. and the leader in the design and manufacturing of aquatic play equipment, are standing out above the rest thanks to the new ColorCast collection. From misters to solid streams and dumping buckets, all Water Odyssey’s stainless steel spray features are enhanced by ColorCast, which combines colour, texture and water effects in creative ways.

Visually pleasing to the eye, the ColorCast design line is receiving praise from the aquatics industry for its functional art meant for play. Hand-crafted by Water Odyssey’s talented artists, each feature offers new, innovative ways to spray and play.

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Low-maintenance Hydro Launch Pod is the economic solution for aquatic play

When the Canadian summer heat hits your area, it is crucial for your safety (and sanity) to find places to cool off. In the past, families without backyard pools would turn to their local wading pool or public pool to beat the heat, however, more and more of these pools are being decommissioned due to high operational costs and liabilities.

So where do you go to keep cool on a blazing hot summer day without resorting to opening fire hydrants? As it turns out, spray parks are the hot new trend to beat the heat, but not your wallet. And while it’s widely believed that spray parks are more expensive than playgrounds due to its product costs and maintenance, many would be surprised to learn of the many modern-day cost-effective spray park options.

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The Play! by Crozier office will be closed on July 1st, 2014 (Tuesday) to celebrate Canada's 147th Birthday on Canada Day!

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

Click >HERE to see a Canada Day Tribute featuring a montage of Canada's breathtaking scenery and fun facts!

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Child Care Centres: Up to $500,000 available in grants until September 30th

The opportunity for active play — especially outdoors, is an essential element of any child care centre. Having fun while learning in a safe play area just got easier thanks to the Play! Grant Program, which offers up to $500,000 in grants to child care centres in Manitoba, Ontario, NWT, Nunavut and the Maritimes. 

On now until September 30th, Play! by Crozier, a leader in playgrounds, splash pads, sports goals and site amenities, will match up to 33% on every dollar of your allotted playground budget to ensure you get the perfect play space for your child care centre. The increased funds can then be used towards the purchase of Play!’s fun and inclusive play products.

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A ropes course can be seen as the ultimate outdoor climbing adventure. With thrilling vertical and horizontal climbing challenges that encourage teamwork and promote strength-building, it’s no wonder why so many parks and schools are incorporating a ropes course into their play areas.

Recent estimates show there are more than 7,500 ropes course climbers across the USA today, with an additional 200 to 400 being built annually. GameTime, North America’s leading manufacturer of commercial playgrounds, is ensuring all children can experience the wonder and excitement of climbing play by offering KidNetix Ropes Course Adventures.

Inspired by treetops ropes courses, KidNetix Ropes Course Adventures is a modular design that offers all the benefits of a traditional ropes course in a compliant and scalable system. Designed for children ages 5 to 12 years old, KidNetix helps enrich childhood through play and fosters the development of leadership, decision-making, teamwork and self-confidence.

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Vaughan Mayor praises design elements of Play!'s new Pioneer Park playground

With summer fast approaching, children living in the City of Vaughan now have one more reason to smile thanks to a newly installed Pioneer Park playground. Local kids and families joined members of Vaughan Council June 4th to celebrate Pioneer Park’s grand opening.

The playground, located in Vaughan at 105 Valley Vista Drive, features GameTime’s fun and accessible products, including both a junior and senior playground. The park opening featured entertainment, refreshments and an official ribbon-cutting ceremony.

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Grab your golf clubs and join the Play! by Crozier team in WaterlooJune 12-13 for a day of sunshine on the golf course at the Ontario Park Association’s (OPA) 2014 Dave Gower Memorial Golf Day.

This year, Play! is both participating and sponsoring the two-day event. Hosted by the City of Waterloo, the first night kicks off with a Meet & Greet where our team will be eager to connect and offer more information on our inclusive playground equipment, splash pads and sports goals. On day two, it’s off to the greens at Grey Silo Golf Course.

Click here for more information on the 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 Waterloo!

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Summer Camp 35% off Sale on now until August 31st !

Summer camps provide children with memories to last a lifetime. Whether kids attend camp all summer, a few weeks or even just for a few days, they can each grow and experience positive benefits in terms of physical fitness, socialization and personal growth. But long before kids go on their first adventure walk, toast S’mores on the fire or sing Kumbaya, camp organizers and counsellors need to ensure every last detail is mapped to make it a summer to remember.

With summer just around the corner, Play! by Crozier is here to lighten the load for camp planners by offering up to 35% off GameTime’s high-end and affordable sports goals, fun play equipment and site furnishings until August 31st. GameTime is North America’s leading manufacturer of commercial playgrounds, custom play spaces and outdoor fitness equipment.

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2014 Environmental Sustainability Brochure Now Available

GameTime, North America’s leading manufacturer of commercial playgrounds, custom play spaces and outdoor fitness equipment, has completed their annual International Organization for Standardization (ISO) audit. To commemorate earning this distinctive certification for 2014, GameTime put together a new brochure to share their commitment to environmental practices with their customers.

The four-page 2014 Environmental Sustainability Brochure details how sustainability is at the forefront of their business; through consistent efforts to source responsible materials, process them in a sustainable way and ensure products can be recyclable at the end of their life cycle.

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The Play! team is excited to announce the launch of its official Facebook page! Please join our group by clicking here to "Like" our page and stay current on all the fun at Play! by Crozier.

With a focus on showing the “lighter side” of Play! through playful photos, industry news and our engaging articles, we hope to promote friendly engagement and dialogue amongst our Facebook friends.

Follow the Play! team as they are out and about at tradeshows or local events, read interesting tidbits on the importance of play for children and of course, enjoy the “Adventures of Lindsay”, Play!'s lovable Ladybug mascot. There’s something there for everyone.

In addition to embarking on this newest social media endeavor, Play! can also be found on Twitter (click here) and LinkedIn (click here). If you have any suggestions on what you’d like to see posted, let us know at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We’d love to hear from you!

Don’t forget to “Like” us to Play!

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The Play! by Crozier office will be closed on May 19th, 2014 (Monday) to celebrate Victoria Day. We will respond to all messages as soon as possible upon our return.

Wishing you a bright and wonderful Victoria Day long weekend!

In honour of Queen Victoria's birthday(May 24), here’s some Victoria Day Fun Facts:

1. The earliest postage stamps in the world were the Penny Black of the United Kingdom and had the head of Queen Victoria on them.They were first used on May 6, 1840.

2. As a kid, Queen Victoria was trained to keep her chin up. To help her out, holly was put under her collar to irritate her if she put her chin down.

3. Victoria’s mom spoke German at home and even though she ruled England for 64 years, Victoria never learned to speak perfect English.

4. Queen Victoria was the last teenager to rule England.

5. Some cities celebrate this day with fireworks in the evening.

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For the second year,Crozier Enterprises is sponsoring Lights Camera Imagine's annual Texas Hold'em Poker Tournament held May 22nd in Toronto, in support of Sick Kids Foundation

The poker tournament and silent auction starts at 6 p.m. and will be held at Brassaii Restaurant and Lounge in downtown Toronto.

Proceeds from the event go towards two charities including Lights Camera Imagine, a nationally registered charity dedicated to providing unforgettable memories of the performing and visual arts to children who may be faced with life threatening illnesses across Canada. The second recipient is Sick Kids Foundation, whose mission is to inspire communities to invest in health and scientific advances to improve the lives of Canadian children and their families.

For more information or to secure your seat around the poker table, visit:

http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/2nd-annual-texas-holdem-poker-tournament-supporting-lights-camera-imagine-tickets-10636671571?aff=eorg.

Don't forget to "know when to hold 'em,know when to fold 'em!"

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Don't Delay: Only 10 Days Left to Save Big on Playground Equipment!

If you are in the market for a new and unique playground or want to add more fun play activities to an existing structure, you have until May 15th to take advantage of Play!’s BIG SAVINGS on GameTime playground equipment.

Play! by Crozier, a division of Crozier Enterprises that brings fun and creativity to its impressive lineup of inclusive playground equipment, splash pads and sports goals, is offering up to 35% off on qualifying equipment purchases. The sale won’t last long (again, slashed prices expire in 10 days), so there’s no better time to build the perfect playground for your school.


 

Wishing you a warm and wonderful Easter and a happy Spring!

Please note our offices will be closed for Good Friday (Friday, April 18th) and will reopen on Monday, April 21st. We will respond to all messages as soon as possible upon our return. 

Happy Easter to All!

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Come visit Play! by Crozier and RockCraft at Booth E4 at MTCML show

Play! by Crozier, a division of Crozier Enteprises, is proud to be participating and exhibiting at the Association of Manitoba Municipalities (AMM)’s MTCML Trade Show April 16 inside the Keystone Centre in Brandon, Manitoba.

 

We would love for you to stop by our Booth E4 (located in the curling club) and meet Winnipeg's Play! by Crozier sales associate Victoria Plett. Victoria will be on hand from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm to discuss Play! by Crozier's fun and creative line of inclusive playground equipment, splash pads and sports goals. It would be a pleasure to chat with you.

 
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PlayWorx transforms ordinary playgrounds into eye-catching themed play spaces

There’s no greater imagination than one of a child. Only a child can transform their 10x10 bedroom into a fantasy land filled with talking cats, Spartan warriors or flying school buses. GameTime, a division of PlayCore and North America’s leading manufacturer of commercial playgrounds and custom play spaces, has found a way to channel this creativity and is changing the way children view the world through its PlayWorx line.

PlayWorx brings imagination to life with its uniquely designed custom themed playgrounds that tell a story and inspire new levels of creativity through play. From an exhilarating slide shaped as a dolphin, a medieval castle or a roped passage leading into an archaeological site; if you can dream it, we can build it.

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GTfit impresses with eye-catching designs and advanced fitness capabilities

GameTime, North America’s leading manufacturer of commercial playgrounds, custom play spaces and outdoor fitness equipment, has unveiled its uniquely designed GTfit outdoor fitness equipment, which has caught the attention of many top architects for its exclusive look and remarkable ability to provide a well-rounded outdoor fitness experience.

The threefold GTfit line features the GTfit Base Series, GTfit Advanced Series and the GTfit Elite Series, each equipped with ergonomically-designed seats, hand grips and pedals geared to emulate a full-body exercise routine for people of all ages and fitness levels. The apparatus is easy and safe to use as there are no external weights therefore eliminating potential hazards.

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Creative ideas become reality with PlayWorx custom themed playgrounds

Imagine a world where a child can become a first mate aboard a pirate ship, can journey through history by riding an ancient camel or can stare into the eyes of a prehistoric dinosaur in their own Jurassic park. Now imagine it can happen all before the bell sounds at the end of a 15-minute recess break.

French military and political leader Napoleon Bonaparte once said, “Imagination rules the world”. GameTime, a division of PlayCore and North America’s leading manufacturer of commercial playgrounds, custom play spaces and outdoor fitness equipment, is setting imaginations free and changing the way children see the world through its PlayWorx custom play line.

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Line of outdoor fitness equipment designed to halt increasing obesity rates by getting locals exercising together in the great outdoors

GameTime, North America’s leading manufacturer of commercial playgrounds, custom play spaces and outdoor fitness equipment, has unveiled its uniquely designed GTfit outdoor fitness equipment, offering community members the chance to get moving towards achieving their own personal health and fitness goals.

The threefold GTfit line features the GTfit Base Series, GTfit Advanced Series and the GTfit Elite Series, all equipped with an array of products to choose from, each catering to a community's individual allotted land space, budget and health and wellness needs.

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Lake Ontario Park Wins Design Award for Revitalization  

A design overhaul on Kingston’s Lake Ontario Park featuring an exciting, accessible playground from Play! by Crozier has resulted in an award by the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA).

The Lake Ontario Park Revitalization Project was a recipient of a regional citation as part of CSLA’s 2015 Awards of Excellence, given to honour distinctive designs that illustrate the range of what landscape architects do.

 

2014 marks milestone anniversary for Canada’s Crozier Enterprises

Crozier Enterprises, a leading Canadian distributor of playground equipment, splash pads, sports goals and high-end commercial site furnishings, is celebrating 30 years of business in Canada.

Founded in 1984, Crozier started from humble beginnings as a one-man operation out of Winnipeg, MB and has since expanded to two, fully staffed offices in Winnipeg and downtown Toronto. With a commitment to providing superior turnkey service and installation for both its Play! and Landmark divisions, Crozier continues to experience substantial growth and industry recognition.

Play! is proud to announce the opening of several new parks this fall. Play! in a park near you!

Lockwood Park in Brampton

Sinclair Park in Burlington.

Chatham-Kent Children's Treatment Centre in Chatham-Kent.

Seabreeze Park in Hamilton.

Lake Ontario Park in Kingston.

Morgan Park in Kitchener.

Cedar Hollow Park, Creekside Park, Earl Nichols Park, Gainsborough Park, Lambeth Park, and Whetherfield Park in London

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Play! is proud to partner with Lights Camera Imagine as a title sponsor in their presentation of The National Ballet of Canada's YOU Dance program at Toronto Sick Kids Hospital on May 16th - A performance by The National Ballet of Canada's Apprentices.

Lights Camera Imagine is a nationally registered charity dedicated to providing unforgettable memories of the performing and visual arts to children who may be faced with life threatening illnesses across Canada.

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Play! by Crozier in Terre Cassée, Haiti

Play! is very proud to announce that the playground has been installed in Terre Cassée!

At first sight, the children did not know what to think or even how to play as they had never seen anything like the new playground before. As they slowly approached it, instinct kicked in and the children were quickly running free and having the time of their lives. A village completely devasted two years ago now has much to smile about!

This January at the Annual GameTime Sales Meeting in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Play! was honored with the award of International Sales Agency of the Year. 2010 was a very successful year for Play! With the opening of our new downtown Toronto office at 1 Yonge Street, Play! has made massive strides in the Ontario marketplace. Play! is now centrally located with a fully staffed office right in the heart of the province. Our additions to our team include support in both sales and playground design. We are very thankful to all of our clients that helped us achieve this great honor and we're excited to share an even better 2011.

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