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Fitness While You Travel

FITMany people these days are doing a super job creating and maintaining a fitness regime while they are at home. They work out before, during or after work. Some at home and some in their local fitness centers. We’ve learned from many of our community partners that fitness is one key way to hold off or repair the damage done by many of the chronic diseases that our society suffers from. But what happens when you go on the road? Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

September is Arthritis Awareness Month

Arthritis SocietyDid you know that arthritis is the leading cause of disability in Canada? It can devastate a promising career, destroy a child’s eyesight and deplete a person’s independence.

The term arthritis (“arthro” meaning joint, “itis” meaning inflammation) is used to refer to more than 100 related conditions. Arthritis can strike anyone at anytime, regardless of age, physical condition or ethnic background, often with devastating and debilitating effects. Arthritis brings with it a burden of pain and disability that those living with this disease must face every day. The main symptoms of arthritis are chronic joint pain, stiffness and swelling, which can result in significant disability and poor quality of life. Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

ALS Cycle looking to next year

ALS cycle of hope

ALS Cycle of Hope Riders

There’s been lots of media attention lately for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge which is really cool, In fact I did that challenge myself (John – editor) We want to make sure though that a hardworking group of volunteers and cyclists from the ALS Cycle of Hope are also given accolades for their efforts to raise awareness, support and research dollars for ALS. These folks did far more than just dump ice water on their heads. The following post is an excerpt from the ALS Cycle for Hope post event wrap-up for 2014.  Accent Inns has been thrilled to support these awesome volunteers!   Each year, for the past three years, the Cycle of Hope Society proudly offers a variety of exciting fundraising events and fun community/family cycling events in Kelowna and Victoria.  Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

Commonwealth Games 20th Anniversary

victoria94This week we celebrate as a city (Victoria BC) 20 years of legacy from one of the most successful Commonwealth Games recorded. My name is John and although I’m the Director of Marketing for Accent Inns now, 20 years ago I was the Assistant General Manager for the Accent Inn Victoria. Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

Merritt Named Head Coach of HarbourCats

harbour cats logoAccent Inns has been proud to support the Victoria Harbourcats baseball club for 2 years now and it was fun to be at the announcement of the new coach for the 2015 season, Graig Merritt. We wish Graig and the team all the best for next year!

John Espley, Director of Marketing, Accent Inns Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

Confession: My Creative Process

different with logosWith the launch and acclaim of Hotel Zed I’ve been asked a lot lately about my creative process and how I come up with these, well…” out there” ideas?! The same has been asked of Accent Inns’ Different in a Good Way campaign and philosophy. So here goes: Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

Tour de Victoria- A world class cycling experience

tour de vic logoRide Date: Sunday, August 24, 2014

Register now at http://www.tourdevictoria.com/register/

Ryder Hesjedal’s Tour de Victoria is a supported mass-participation cycling event in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia. Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

Come and hang out with us this summer!

20140725_120046Accent Inns’ easy-to-spot, iconic blue roofs haven’t changed over the years, but just about everything beneath them has. In Victoria, we have just completed an expansion to our lobby as well as we’ve added a new breakfast room, all with a West Coast design and feel to it. Construction will begin this fall on a brand new restaurant, scheduled to open in early 2015. And all of our locations have new bedding – gone are the bedspreads which have been replaced with upgraded linens for a more modern look. Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

Celebrate BC Day

boastfully_bc-responsive-1280For some people, BC Day (Aug 4, 2014) is just another excuse for a long summer weekend.  But for many, it means much more than that. Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

Accent Inns Invites You To Experience Local

experience localOur Experience Local interactive website reflects all types of recommendations, like dining and activity suggestions that provide an insider’s point of view, that our helpful staff makes on a daily basis, but all in one place.”

Experience Local showcases brunch spots like Kelowna’s Marmalade Kat Café, view spots like Victoria’s Vista 18, and activities including tubing the Thompson River in Kamloops and the Deer Lake Music Festival in Burnaby and the Steveston Village & ever popular Stanley Park Vancouver – all based on locals’ input. Read the rest of this entry »

 
 
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