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Accent Inns InnAid community Expo 2009

One of the key values for us at Accent Inns is supporting our communities. We do this by hosting or sponsoring events, volunteering and participating at others. This is all done under our InnAid program banner. This column is our opportunity to tell everyone about the great charities and non-profit associations that we are so proud of and are thrilled to be working with.


National Philanthropy Day 2015

Thursday, November 12th, 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. (more…)


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Remember Their Sacrifice

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

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. (more…)


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The History The Royal Canadian Legion

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

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. (more…)


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Getting the FSIBC Engaged in your community

Friday, October 30th, 2015
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. (more…)


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Halloween – English or North American

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

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. (more…)


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FSIBC’s 30th Anniversary

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

Oct15ThirtyHelp them to continue to support families!
Has YOUR family been supported by FSIBC and theirr volunteer network? Do YOU know of someone who could benefit from their approach to support? Help them to continue to support families! (more…)


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Family Support In BC Has A New Name

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

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. (more…)


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Arthritis Active

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

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! (more…)


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Canadian Cancer Society Tour de Rock 2015

Thursday, September 17th, 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. (more…)


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Adrienne’s IRunYouRun Story

Thursday, September 10th, 2015

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…. (more…)


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