Community Involvement

As a part of a commitment to community involvement, Mid-West, its management and staff are active in arts, charities and sports in Saskatoon.

Animal Charities

Ken Achs and Colleen Wilson are major sponsors of charities that support animal welfare. They were title sponsors of the 2008 Saskatoon SPCA Gala Dinner, and either personally or through the Mid-West Group, are major sponsors of Pets in the Park, an annual fundraiser for homeless animals enjoyed by many human and animal residents of Saskatoon. Colleen is a founding board member of Pets in the Park which began in 2006 and in a few short years has become one of Saskatoon’s most loved fundraisers. Mid-West’s Executive Assistant Lise Paquette is an associate member of the Pets in the Park committee.


Breast Cancer

Both Ken Achs and Colleen Wilson have faced loved ones being diagnosed with breast cancer. With their personal interest in this fight against breast cancer combined with Colleen’s television presence and fashion background, Colleen has acted as host of the province’s largest fundraiser for breast cancer research, Choc’laCure, the mega fashion extravaganza in Saskatoon held annually in November in the lush surroundings at Dutch Growers Garden Centre. Mid-west is proud to have a corporate presence at this event annually.

To read an inspiring story of a gifted artist’s fight against breast cancer, visit Lori-Ann Speed’s website.

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