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Ken Achs inducted into the Canadian Drag Racing Hall of Fame (CDRHF)

October 15, 2016


Guided by John Scotti, Ken Achs signs the official register

The official induction took place at the Second Annual Canadian Drag Racing Hall of Fame Gala in Montreal on October 15 in recognition of his achievements in the sport of drag racing. Ken was one of 23 drag racing legends honoured with a custom-tailored “Blue Blazer” bearing the Canadian Drag Racing Hall of Fame logo and a custom-designed Hall of Fame ring.


ken-and-car-4-2002-resizedIn 2000, Ken was able to track down his 1967 Top Fuel dragster restoring it to its original condition, winning numerous awards for its restoration. The dragster was donated to the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame in Toronto as a way to thank the “Sport” for all it gave him and to preserve the memory of his significant contributions to the sport in Western Canada. This dragster now resides on loan at the Canadian Drag Racing Hall of Fame in Montreal. In 2003, Ken was inducted into the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame in Toronto.


First row from left to right: Richard Jones, Brian Mulligan, Ken Achs, Guy Desjardins, Vince Hazel, Rob Evans, John Scotti – Founder of the Canadian Drag Racing Hall of Fame, Gianni Cantusci, Jeff Arend, Rob Potter, Vic Beleny and Wayne Lang. Second row from left to right: Harold Parfett, Ron Hodgson, Geoff Goodwin, John Waldie, Norm Noddle, Bill Kydd, Bob Elliott, Venice Perno, Charlie Haviland, Bert Straus, Abe Loewen and Bob Beazer.



From left to right: Charlie Haviland, Vince Hazel, Guy Desjardins, Bob Aubertin – Director of the Canadian Drag Racing Hall of Fame, Ken Achs and Ron Hodgson.


Starting at front from left to right: John Scotti – Founder of the Canadian Drag Racing Hall of Fame, Jeff Arend, Vince Hazel, Bill Kydd, Norm Noddle, Wayne Lang, Vic Beleny, Venice Perno, Rob Evans, Ken Achs, Rob Potter, Charlie Haviland, John Waldie, Ron Hodgson, Bert Straus, Bob Beazer, Brian Mulligan, Richard Jones, Gianni Cantusci, Guy Desjardins, Bob Elliott, Abe Loewen, Geoff Goodwin and Harold Parfett.

>>> Visit the Canadian Drag Racing Hall of Fame to read more.


Ken Achs honoured with Raj Manek’s “Above and Beyond” Award

Thursday, February 27, 2014

At the 18th Annual Raj Manek Memorial Banquet, Ken Achs was presented with the 2014 “Above and Beyond” award. Here are some pictures taken at the event:

Ken AchsManek family with Ken AchsKen Achs and Colleen Wilson

>>> More on the Raj Manek 2014 Memorial Banquet.

Ken Achs congratulated by the Premier of Saskatchewan

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Dear Mr. Achs, On behalf of the Government of Saskatchewan, I am pleased to extend my congratulations on your receiving the Hall of Fame Award for Business Excellence from the Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce.

I applaud your accomplishments in business and your …

>>> Read the entire letter.

MMPI Canada thanks Ken Achs for chairing the Inaugural Saskatchewan Real Estate Forum 2011

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Thank you from George Przybylowski of MMPI Canada - pic only resizedDear Ken, Thank you very much for chairing the inaugural Saskatchewan Real Estate Forum and for your advice and input into the program. I hope that this was an enjoyable experience for you.

… In lieu of speaker gifts, a donation has been made to Prostate Cancer Canada. I hope that the Roughrider sweater is a perfect fit for you. …

>>> Read the entire letter. >>> More on the Sask REF 2011.

Ken Achs chairs the inaugural Saskatchewan Real Estate Forum 2011 (Sask REF 2011)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Sitting from left to right: David Dubé (President & CEO, Concorde Group of Companies), Muir Barber (President & CEO, Pinnacle Developments Inc.), Ralph Young (President & CEO, Melcor Developments Ltd., blocked by podium, Michael Cooper, Managing Partner, Dundee Realty Management Corporation) and standing at the podium, Ken Achs, Chair of the Sask REF 2011 (President and CEO, Mid-West Group of Companies).Ken Achs at closing roundtable, SaskREF2011

From left to right: George Przybylowski (Vice President, MMPI Canada), Ken Achs (President and CEO, Mid-West Group of Companies) and Michael Cooper (Managing Partner, Dundee Realty Management Corporation).George, Ken and Michael wearing "Rider pride", SaskREF2011

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