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find support bc www.findsupportbc.com is finally here!

The Family Support Institute of BC has just launched their newest family support website. This site has taken almost 3 years to have coded and developed and it is finally here! The site is BC’s first ever user friendly, searchable database of disability related supports, services and community based activities for anyone in British Columbia! Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

Kamloops Indoor Gran Fondo

kamloops gran fondoOur regular readers know that Accent Inns is all about being a Bike Friendly Hotel Chain and supporting cycling events. We are also all about being different (in a good way). The Kamloops chapter of the MS Society of Canada have done an awesome job of creating an event that matches both areas of focus. The Kamloops Indoor GranFondo, February 8th. Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

Moosemeat & Marmalade

moosemeat & marmalde logoRecently I had the awesome pleasure of being invited to the Canadian launch party for APTN’s newest cooking show, Moosemeat & Marmalade, here in Victoria BC.  Previewing the first 2 episodes I came to the conclusion that this is far more than just a cooking show. Yes there was indeed some fabulous meals prepared by the London Chef Dan Hayes and bush cook Art Napolean  but they also shared stories and knowledge about their culture, history and the landscapes they were in. To complete the entrée each episode is spiced with the perfect amount of humor. Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

20 Things You Need When Stuck In Your Car

stuck-in-snow-clipartTravelling around BC in the winter can be a wonderful thing. The beauty of winter scenes as you go through the mountains, past the many farms and ranches is something that artists and writers dream about.  But travelling in winter does have it’s hazards and you should be prepared. There are many reasons why you might get stuck in your car for an extended period. You never know when road conditions could halt your journey, when black ice may cause you to pull off the road. You could be stuck in a ferry line-up, or an accident or weather closes the Coquihalla for several hours while you’re heading to one of our Accent Inns in Kamloops, Kelowna or Vancouver. Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

Winter Tires – Don’t Get Caught Out!

Winter-TiresAt this time of the year the weather can change in a heartbeat and whether you re travelling to, or from, one of our hotels on Vancouver Island, the Lower Mainland, Kelowna, or Kamloops you may well hit bad weather unexpectedly. Here are a few tips to keep you safe.

Here’s something concerning winter tires that many people think is more of a recommendation than regulation. In fact, you could face a fine if under certain situations you have are not using winter tires. Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

It’s A New Year – and I’m going to …

new-years-resolutions-ncsasports.org_Making resolutions is easy – keeping them is tough. At Accent Inns, we resolve to keep providing our guests with the very best experience we can possibly deliver. We also resolve that your room whether in Victoria, Vancouver, Burnaby, Kelowna or Kamloops, will be comfortable and clean and your welcome will be warm and inviting.

If you’re thinking of making some resolutions this year here are 10 tips that might help you keep them! Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

How to Make Winter Airline Travel Suck Less!

Accent Inns Airport still grab_black textIt used to be that taking an airplane was exciting – it was part of the adventure of a trip. These days it’s a stressful and often painful experience.

Of course the best thing would be to stay in B.C. and drive to one of our hotels in Victoria, Vancouver, Burnaby, Kelowna, or Kamloops. Okay, okay, we know you have to visit relatives out of province, or even country so let’s help you avoid some of the more frequent problems. Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

Fun Things to do this Christmas!

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Festival of Trees – Nov 19 – Jan 6. A lush forest of beautifully decorated trees to raise funds for BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. Sponsors, local businesses, organizations and individuals of this event come together and decorate trees. Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

Accent Inns / Russ Hay’s 2015 Team Roster & New Partnerships

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The Accent Inns Russ Hay’s Cycling Team presented by Scotiabank has announced its Team roster and new partnerships for the 2015 Racing Season.  “Every year, we seem to raise the bar of excellence,” explains Jon Watkin, General Manager, “In 2014 we won 50 races had over 100 top ten finishes. We took the BC Provincial Road and Criterium titles, and had two top ten placements in the National TT Champs in Quebec.  We also had two of our guys selected to race in the 2014 Tour of Alberta.  The icing on the cake was having Cody Canning win the Grand Prix Cycliste Pro Sprint Challenge against some world tour guys.  In 2015, we plan to continue to produce breakthrough results, but with a stronger focus on major criterium and circuit races.” Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

CHEK News Christmas Drive Thru

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Help Support the Salvation Army at the CHEK TV Drive Thru

December 11th will see the “cast and crew” of CHEK TV descend upon the Accent Inn in Victoria BC. Just like Santa’s Elves’ they will be working hard to to prepare and host the 20th annual CHEK Christmas Drive Thru.

You like grabbing a bite or a coffee at your local drive thru so why not make your donations that way too!

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Where else will you find TV personalities and volunteers alike “hustling and bustling” around to unload your donations of goods for the Salvation Army. Sold everything in a garage sale?.. no worries cash donations are more than welcome, in fact a Salvation Army kettle will be on hand and it sure looks great to see it when it’s filled with bills!

Having fun at the CHEK TV Drive Thru

Having fun at the CHEK TV Drive Thru

Making the experience even better you’ll have the Salvation Army band serenading you with Christmas Carols. Rumor has it that this night is so special, Santa himself has scheduled an appearance! (why is it we never see Jim Beatty and Santa at the same time…..could it be..hmmmm?)

Please join us December 11th from 5 – 7pm at the Accent Inn at the corner of Blanshard and Cloverdale and help support those in need!

 

 

 

 

 
 
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