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Hockey history and the trials of being a hockey parent

victoria grizzliesI was checking out the Victoria Grizzlies schedule the other day to see when I could catch a game. I’m not a hockey fanatic, my kids were into rugby, but I do like to watch a game or two when I get the chance. So, I was surprised to see the Victoria Grizzlies, who are supported by many companies including Accent Inns by the way, have eleven games scheduled in November. For some reason I didn’t think they played quite so much and this got me thinking about the hockey parents behind these successful 17 to 20 year-old Grizzlies, who for years must have dedicated much of their spare time to the sport and their prodigies. This in turn made me think about all hockey moms and dads (and I suppose grandpas and grandmas too) and the sheer insane commitment they have to their children’s sport. Read the rest of this entry »



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National Philanthropy Day 2015

National philanthropyNovember 15th is National Philanthropy Day (NPD) – a day to celebrate and recognize those who contribute to good causes and make this world a better place. This day has been celebrated worldwide since 1986, but it only became officially designated by the Canadian government on November 5, 2012. Read the rest of this entry »


Remember Their Sacrifice

we rememberGenerally, we like to keep the Accent Inn blog informative, light and humorous.
Remembrance Day and war are not light topics.
Many of us have lost family & friends in conflicts we asked Mike to offer his reflections on what remembrance meant to him. Read the rest of this entry »


The History The Royal Canadian Legion

poppytray1Accent Inns has been a proud supporter of the Royal Canadian Legion for many years and guests can always donate and get their poppy at any of the hotel locations in Victoria, Richmond, Burnaby, Kamloops, Kelowna. Read the rest of this entry »


Getting the FSIBC Engaged in your community

Danielle, Angela, & Valerie with the Accent Inns duck

Danielle, Angela, & Valerie with the Accent Inns duck

After hearing about the Family Support Institute of BC all month, you may be wondering how to get FSIBC to support families in your community. Read the rest of this entry »


Halloween – English or North American

guyfawkesAs many of my readers know, I was born and brought up in England, so Halloween was unknown to me until I moved to Canada almost a quarter of a century ago. When I was a kid we celebrated Guy Fawkes Day (aka Bonfire Night) on November 5th. For several weeks prior to the big day we’d make our ‘Guy’ an effigy of the original Guy Fawkes who was part of a plot, to blow up the U.K. Houses of Lords on November 5th 1605. We’d then take it out onto the streets and basically panhandle – calling “Penny for the Guy, penny for the Guy” and depending on how good your Guy was, passersby would toss some change into your hat. Read the rest of this entry »


HUB Cycling Staff Retreat to Accent Inns, Victoria

Staff Retreat 2015 - bike laneHUB Cycling is a charitable non-profit society that works to get more people cycling for transportation, more often. We are based in Metro Vancouver where we provide education in schools, community centres and workplaces, action to make cycling conditions better, and events like Bike to Work Week. Read the rest of this entry »


Fly or Drive BC This Winter?

FlyandDriveI’ve travelled extensively across this wonderful province both by car and by airplane and as winter approaches I got to thinking about the pros and cons of both alternatives. On the face of it flying is quicker but more expensive, and driving is slower and less expensive. But is that all there is to it? Read the rest of this entry »

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