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Jacek Returns from World Championships

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Mid-West’s Trevor Jacek has returned home from the 2022 World Master’s Athletics (Track & Field) World Championships  in Tampere, Finland.

The WMA Championships are recognized by World Athletics  as the pinnacle event for masters-aged (35+) competitors.  This year’s world championships featured more than 4600 athletes from 90 countries across the globe.

Trevor represented team Canada in the m40-44 age category in the 400m, 800m and 1500m events, and his first world championship experience culminated in qualifying for the 16-man world final in the 1500m race where he ran a personal best 4m30s and finished as the 13th fastest in the world in his age group. Trevor narrowly missed the 12-man final round in the in the 800m distance, finishing  in 2m09s, just 4/10ths of a second off the cut-off to advance.

Trevor’s final competition of the 2022 outdoor season will be the Canadian Masters National Championships at the end of July.

           

     

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Achs to be Inducted Into the Saskatoon Sports Hall of Fame

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On Wednesday, June 22, 2022, the Saskatoon Sports Hall of Fame announced its list of inductees for 2022.

Mid-West’s Ken Achs was among the list of honorees to be inducted, as a Builder in the Sport of Drag Racing, for his contributions to the sport. Other 2022 inductees are Brian Shalovelo (softball), Mark Loehndorf (softball, football, wrestling), David Wassill (water skiing), Ron Friesen (diving), Tim Kroeker (baseball), Michael Linklater (basketball), Natalie Lukiw (volleyball), Cory Mantyka (football) as well as the University of Saskatchewan Huskies’ 2005 track and field teams and the Saskatoon Hilltops as the sports organization of the year.

The 2022 Saskatoon Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held in Saskatoon on November 5th.

 

Ken Achs- Builder in the Sport of Drag Racing

As a builder in the sport of drag racing, Ken’s Achs’ interest in that sport began as a teenager in Saskatoon in the late 1950s with his membership in the Draggins Rod and Custom Club. By the 1960s he was enmeshed in the sport of drag racing in Alberta at a time when hitting the 200 mile-per-hour mark in the quarter-mile was just being broken. He first raced a modified 1940 Ford and then built and raced a C/gas dragster in the mid-1960s, the latter being the first car to go down Southwinds Dragway in Saskatoon (now Saskatchewan International Raceway, which time would eventually crown as the oldest and longest running dragstrip in Western Canada.

In 1967 Ken raised the bar again by racing the first Top Fuel dragster in Saskatoon. At a time when danger in the sport of drag racing was not for the faint of heart, his quest for speed and his skilled driving resulted in Ken piloting his nitromethane-fueled Top Fuel dragster to an elite class, becoming one of the first dragsters to go over 200 mph in Canada.

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Ken was the only driver in Canada to hold both a Top Fuel and Funny Car licenses issued by the California-based NHRA, the premier sanctioning body in competitive drag racing in the world. Ken was a crowd-favorite when he raced in Saskatoon and inspired fellow automotive enthusiasts to become drag racers themselves.

Ken also garnered much success when he travelled along the western-coast of the United States to the likes of Seattle, Washington and Long Beach, California to race against and become life-long friends with the very best Top Fuel and Funny Car drivers in the world.

In recognition of his outstanding talent in the sport, Ken was inducted to the Canadian Motorsports Hall of Fame in Toronto as a driver in 2002 where his fully restored Top Fuel dragster was on permanent display until it was loaned for exhibit at the newly formed Drag Racing Hall of Fame in Montréal when Ken was inducted in 2016.

Ken’s dedication to drag racing and the automotive industry, led to him owning and operating Saskatoon’s first speed shop on Broadway during the 1960s and 70s.

Ken’s keen competitive spirit and success in the sport of drag racing translated well not only to his automotive related business interests which continue as an important part of his business, but to his entire Mid-West Group, operating for more than 60 years, which focuses primarily on real estate development and leasing in Canada and the United States, where he has been recognized with numerous awards and tributes for outstanding performance and leadership in business. Ken credits life lessons learned through sports and drag racing at the beginning of his business career for his overall achievements.

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Jacek Named to Board of Directors for Saskatoon’s Arena

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Mid-West CFO Trevor Jacek was appointed on June 27, 2022, by the City of Saskatoon council, to the board of directors for Saskatchewan Place Association Inc., which operates Saskatoon’s SaskTel Centre.

SaskTel Centre, a 15,000 seat arena, is home to the WHL’s Saskatoon Blades hockey team, NLL’s Saskatchewan Rush lacrosse team, the CEBL’s Saskatchewan Rattlers basketball team and is the premier venue for concerts and special events in the province of Saskatchewan such as the World Junior Hockey Championships, The Brier, the CHL Memorial Cup and Juno Awards.

Jacek was appointed along with Coldwell Banker owner Randy Singler and will join existing directors Paul Jaspar, Bryan McCrea, Russel Marcoux, Darla Deguire, Tribal Chief Mark Arcand, Ashfaque Ahmed, Anne Iwanchuk and City of Saskatoon Councilors Randy Donauer and Troy Davies.

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Jacek Leaves it All on the Track

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Mid-West’s own Trevor Jacek recently competed at the USA Track & Field National Masters Championships, held at the legendary Armory in New York, New York, March 18-22, 2022.

Competing as a non-American guest entrant and using the opportunity to race against some of the fastest men in his age group in America as well as elite neighboring athletes from the US Virgin Islands, Venezuela, and Bermuda, Trevor competed in the 800 meter, 400 meter, and 1-mile events. He returned home as the all-time Saskatchewan record holder in the 40-44 year old age category in all three events.

This was Trevor’s last competition after a busy indoor season, competing against university-aged athletes at a dozen meets across the Canadian Prairies.

Trevor’s planned 2022 outdoor season culminates at the 2022 World Masters Athletics Championships in Tampere, Finland in late June and early July, whereby he will be representing Team Canada against the best amateur athletes in his age group from across the world.

     

     

 

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OK Tire 8th Street East, Saskatoon, SK – 2021 Store of the Year, Prairie Region

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OK Tire 8th Street East has been named the 2021 Store of the Year – Prairie Region. Ken Achs opened his first automotive repair store, Mid-West Muffler & Brake, in the late 1960’s, a business venture that is now franchised as OK Tire & Auto Service. Mid-West owns and operates three locations serving Saskatoon and area, together with managing partner Rod Janzen.

OK Tire & Auto Service is a one-stop shop for all your automotive needs. From automotive repairs and service, full diagnostics to tire and wheel services. Our team has you covered from “top to tires”.

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Mid-West unveils glimpse of finished product for suburban office building near Saskatoon Airport

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Mid-West Development has been busy retrofitting a three-story office in the growing Saskatoon Airport area. The building is undergoing extensive upgrades in 2021-2022, including all new energy-efficient HVAC, windows, lighting and elevator, ensuring operational savings with low utility costs. The property is situated on a bus route with great access and visibility at 817 45th Street West and is available for lease or sale.

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Mid-West acquires 112,000 SF retail center in Las Vegas

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Mid-West group of Companies, and a partner, have acquired a 112,000 SF shopping center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The center, known as Decatur Meadows Center, is located a few miles west of Las Vegas Boulevard in a busy working class neighborhood that is being revitalized, including large new developments being constructed on both sides of our property.

The property boasts 17 tenants in total including Opportunity Village Thrift Store, Dollar Tree, Dutch Brothers, a large motorcycle clothing and accessory retailer and a banquet hall and will receive a fresh new look in 2022.

 

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Mid-West & partners to build industrial condominium project in Kelowna, British Columbia

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Mid-West Group of Companies has partnered with British Columbia based Chip Developments to build Quail Ridge Business Centre, a state-of-the-art industrial condominium project in Kelowna, British Columbia. The project is a tier-1 industrial complex designed to facilitate and enhance business for owners, with a focus on functionality, contemporary design and maximizing user operational utility. Quail Ridge Business Centre will be comprised of 3 buildings totaling 66,000 SF, with 19 units ranging from 2,700 SF to 7,000 SF. Construction is slated to begin in the spring of 2022.

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Mid-West unveils Construction Fasteners project

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Mid-West is pleased to unveil a design / build-to-suit project for Construction Fasteners & Tools, a successful, locally owned and operated supplier of tools, equipment and building products. CF’s new home is a beautifully finished and equipped 30,000 SF warehouse on Saskatoon’s busy and expanding Faithfull Avenue.

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Mid-West acquires 181,000 SF grocery-anchored retail property in Utah

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Mid-West Group of Companies, with its partner, has acquired a 181,000 SF Lucky Supermarket (Albertsons) anchored West Jordan Town Center, in the Salt Lake City, Utah suburb of West Jordan. In addition to Lucky the center features a new Goodwill, Petco and other national, regional and local retailers. The center is located on the busy South Redwood Road corridor giving tenants and customers generous amounts of parking and gorgeous mountain views.

 

 

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