Acres recognizes the value that local resources, subcontractors, suppliers and the general business community can bring to projects. As a contractor who understand the importance of ‘buying local’ we recognize that there are opportunities to bring long term benefit to the regions that we are working in. From investing project dollars through the employment and training of local resources, supporting “return to work programs” such as Work BC and awarding subcontractor and supplier agreements to experienced and knowledgeable local businesses we can achieve mutual success with each project that we complete.
Acres are proud sponsors of Kamloops Minor Baseball Association’s Mosquito AAA RiverDogs.
Mosquito is the division where the game of baseball starts to take shape. Players begin pitching and summer all-star seasons are offered. That said, Mosquito remains one of KMBA’s most successful divisions for player development and welcomes many new players to the game each year. The division plays with modified rules that encourages fair play and keeps the game moving.
This year Acres sponsored the Thomson Blazers in the Thanksgiving International Classic that was hosted in Kamloops.
The Thompson Zone Midget T1 Blazers (formerly Lions) are in their second season as a BC Hockey Zone Team. The Zone Program was created by BC Hockey “to implement a Development Model for the Okanagan Mainline Amateur Hockey Association (OMAHA) and to allow every player the opportunity to play at the highest possible level regardless of their residence”.
Last season, The Thompson Zone Midget T1 team, won the League and took 3rd in the Provincial Championships. Head Coach Riley Woodland and his staff are hopeful that they can better that this season. With 19 players from Kamloops and surrounding area, the Thompson Zone Midget T1 Blazers are a diverse and talented group. Our Team motto is “RELENTLESS”, we believe that with hard work and commitment we can and will achieve our goals.
Kamloops hosted BC Rugby’s 2017 Sevens Tournament which featured some of British Columbia’s top youth players in both boys and girls teams from U14 up to U18. Acres proudly sponsored the tournament in which Kamloops was well represented. The Kamloops Junior Raiders took home Gold in the U16 Girls Division and Bronze in the U18 Girls Division. We are especially proud as two of the players on these teams are members of the Acres family. Well done girls!