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Accent Inns InnAid community Expo 2009
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.

 
 

How to Have a Long Distance Halloween

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

hllwn11It’s tough being away from your children on Halloween, but for many of Accent Inns’ business travellers it’s often a reality. So, how do you handle a long distance Halloween with your kids? Do you call them before they leave and then again once they’ve returned with bags of candy? (more…)

 

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Accent Inns Proudly Supports the BC Cancer Foundation

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

bc cancer logoAs a BC Cancer Foundation Ambassador, Accent Inns is proud to support breakthrough cancer research and enhancements to care happening right here in B.C.

Many British Columbians don’t know that the BC Cancer Foundation is the largest funder of cancer research in the province and that research IS working! B.C. has the lowest incidence rates for all cancers combined, the lowest rates of cancer mortality in Canada and the best breast cancer outcomes in the world. But there is still more work to be done. (more…)

 

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How do you spend Thanksgiving in BC?

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

SAMSUNGThanksgiving in Canada may have started in the 1500’s on the east coast but here in BC we take good advantage of this wonderful holiday weekend. There are plenty of events going on in our local communities, wine & food festivals, even a marathon in Victoria BC. You’ll find lots of opportunities to volunteer as many community centers, churches and food banks offer special thanksgiving meals for those less fortunate. (more…)

 

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September is Arthritis Awareness Month

Monday, September 15th, 2014

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. (more…)

 

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ALS Cycle looking to next year

Thursday, August 28th, 2014
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.  (more…)

 

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Celebrate BC Day

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

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. (more…)

 

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Accent Inns Invites You To Experience Local

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

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. (more…)

 

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Shriners Odyssey Canadian Tour coming to BC

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Fezzy with map EngOriginating at the Shriners Hospital for Children Canada, the Odyssey started in St Johns, Nfld back in May and will end in BC on July 18th.  The Fez-Mobile is on the road to raise awareness for the care and services Shriners provide.

The launch of the Exceptional Care Odyssey, a coast-to-coast voyage, marks the one year anniversary of the beginning of construction Canada’s new Shriners Hospital in Montreal. One year after beginning construction, the new Shriners Hospitals for Children®-Canada, the building structure is complete and currently being enclosed, electrical, mechanical and plumbing work is advancing and all of this on budget. (more…)

 

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Canadian Women’s Ride Day

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Canadian Womens RideImagine 100 or more women on motorcycles riding through your community. It’s happening this July around Victoria BC. This wonderful group of women, who share of love of riding motorcycles, will be riding in support of various local charities July 20th, 2014. (more…)

 

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Keep Moving – Cycling with Arthritis

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

seniors_bikingOur newest community partners, The Arthritis Society of BC has kindly prepared this “cycling with Arthritis” blog post. As you head out on those summer bike trips, have a read and see if we can help make your vacation just a little more pain free (along with our bike friendly hotel rooms that is…) (more…)

 

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