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Family Support In BC Has A New Name

Family Support Institute of BC LogoIt’s Official – Family Support in BC has a new name.

October 2, 2015: New Westminster, B.C. – The Family Support Institute Board of Directors, over the last several years, has been contemplating how FSI can be better represented as having a provincial scope. Their official name was the West Coast Family Support Institute Society which implied that they only served families living on the Westcoast of BC, when they actively serve people ALL ACROSS our province. At FSI’s AGM on June 12, 2015, the membership unanimously voted to approve a special resolution to approve a society name change from the “West Coast Family Support Institute Society” to the “Family Support Institute of BC Society” (FSIBC). They feel this name change will help people to see that they are a provincial society in all aspects of their work. Read the rest of this entry »


Arthritis Active

IrunYouRun4 - AdrienneGetting up and getting out can be a pain, especially when you are actually IN pain.

I was diagnosed with Arthritis (JIA) at age four, which means I have spent my whole live learning how to live a full, happy and active life in harmony with a chronic illness. Some days are better than others but one thing I have learned is the most important part of managing my disease is staying active. “Motion is lotion” as they say! Read the rest of this entry »


Free WiFi Rules – Or Does It?

wifiYou need to know some basic security guidelines.

I don’t know about you, but it really ticks me off when hotel’s charge for WiFi – what age are they living in for goodness sake? Being connected is a way of life these days, no matter what age we are we have all become used to being connected to our friends and family, and when it comes to business our office expects to be able to reach us, as do our customers. Read the rest of this entry »


10 Business Trip Packing Tips

world mapI once did 99 airplane trips over an eighteen-month period. My kids were young and my wife encouraged them to put pins in a world map every day to track where I was every evening. It made them feel just a little closer to me and as a bonus doubled as a geography lesson. Read the rest of this entry »


Canadian Cancer Society Tour de Rock 2015

Cops_2015_TR_Banner_970x327Last year while travelling Vancouver Island my wife and I came across the Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock bike team twice, initially in Ucluelet and then again on the highway south of Parksville. Read the rest of this entry »


5 Team Travel Tips

chargers 2Accent Inns is proud to both sponsor several and welcome many teams as they travel around our province to compete in tournaments and championships. Many of the trips are planned and chaperoned by volunteer parents. This can seem like a huge job and overwhelming to some but there are planning ideas that can help. Here’s a few travel or organizing tips for those dedicated volunteer parents. Read the rest of this entry »


Adrienne’s IRunYouRun Story

IrunYouRun2 - rockFrom sitting on the sidelines in school because of her arthritis to running the New York City Marathon, Adrienne shows that great feats are possible with her #IRunYouRun initiative.  We are pleased to support The Arthritis Society and are sharing Adrienne’s story to help create awareness during Arthritis Awareness Month!  When Adrienne was diagnosed with juvenile ideopathic arthritis (JIA) at age four, no one could have anticipated that long distance running would become her passion and an achievable goal.  Here, Adrienne shares her story…. Read the rest of this entry »


Dirty Feet North Face Trail Race – Kamloops

dirty feet 1A re-print from Dirty Feet Website

Trail Running event details: September 27th Kamloops
Registration is now open. Click Here to Register.

This trail run is located on the beautiful trails in Kenna Cartwright Park in Kamloops BC and includes 5km, 10km and 21km courses. Offering a distance for all abillities so grab your shoes and sign up for a distance that suits you. Make sure to stick around for the awesome draw prizes from our great sponsors!! Click here for directions.
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Labour Day and Putting the ‘Accent’ on Sales

labour day 2Labour Day was declared a national holiday in 1894 by Prime Minister Sir John Thompson. The inspiration was initially a strike in the printing industry in Toronto two years earlier, where workers demanded a shorter working week. Marches, or parades, to support the strikers became an annual demonstration of solidarity in many cities across Canada, pressurizing the prime minister to recognize it as a national holiday. Read the rest of this entry »


Arthritis is a Monster

Arthritis SocietyNot only is it a monster, but an invisible one.

September is Arthritis Awareness Month and #ArthritisIsAMonster is The Arthritis Society, BC & Yukon Division’s new awareness campaign – thanks for noticing!  Accent Inns and The Arthritis Society, BC & Yukon Division are community partners, and we want to do everything we can to expose the monster through the #ArthritisIsAMonster awareness campaign. Read the rest of this entry »

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