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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.

 
 

Earth Day 2014

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Your editor, John Espley here again. Today is Earth Day. So if you’re not an environmentalist should that mean anything to you?

Wikipedia defines Earth days as follows: Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970, and is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network,[1] and celebrated in more than 192 countries each year. (more…)

 

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Spring Means Social Media Camp in Victoria

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

social media campJohn from Accent Inns here and guess what. It’s that time of year again. Cherry blossoms are in bloom, flowers are coming back to life in local gardens and the smell of fresh cut grass permeates the air (at least in Victoria BC). The coming of spring also means we have the chance to meet 700 of our closest friends. You know, those folks you friended, followed, chatted with, pinned and retweeted all winter. You’ll have the chance to meet those nice people at Social Media Camp 2014 in Victoria BC May 1-3. (more…)

 

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Kamloops Symphony – Barb’s USED BOOK & MUSIC SALE

Monday, March 31st, 2014

BookSaleMarch2014Spring Sale April 5 – 19, 2014.
Aberdeen Court – 1150 Hillside Drive
Hours 9:30 to 5:30 Monday to Saturday &
12:00 to 5:00 Sundays

Thanks to our fantastic volunteers, donors and customers, Barb’s Used Book and Music School is the Kamloops Symphony’s longest running and most successful fundraiser for more than 20 years. (more…)

 

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April is Daffodil Month

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

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The daffodil is a symbol of strength and courage in the fight against cancer.
Buy a daffodil pin and wear it in April to show Canadians living with cancer that they are not alone.

For more information, visit www.cancer.ca

Pins are available at every Accent Inn in BC as of Friday March 28;
Victoria, Vancouver Airport (Richmond), Burnaby, Kelowna, Kamloops (more…)

 

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Accent Inns will be at the Vancouver Bike Show

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Come visit the Accent Inns booth at the Vancouver Bike Show  March 8 , 9   2014. vancouver bike show

The Bike show is connected with the Vancouver Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show Happening at the Vancouver Convention center.

As BC’s Bike Friendly Hotel Chain why wouldn’t we be there! (more…)

 

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Vancouver Island Bead and Jewellery Show

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Vancouver Island Bead and Jewellery ShowAnybody that knows me well is very aware that I am easily distracted when I see something shiny.  I love colour and light and form and gold and silver and all things bright and beautiful.  And that is why I am looking forward to the Vancouver Island Bead and Jewelry Show that is being held on March 1-2, 2014 at the Stellys Fairgrounds in Saanichton. (more…)

 

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Love Your Family Day

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014
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Family fun day on the slopes

Now that we are in February, often thoughts will go to Valentine’s Day. For the next few weeks young couples start getting more “smoochy” than usual. Wives begin saying to themselves, “will he remember this year?” And of course husbands, well husbands just don’t think anything yet. As fun and cute as this all may sound, here in B.C. we now have something else, perhaps more important to think of in February. Family Day. (more…)

 

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Shaw Lights of Hope

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

Accent Inns is proud to support our friends and neighbours at Shaw in support of their Lights of Hope campaign

Friday November 29, 2013  The Accent Inn in Victoria BC joined with Shaw in Lighting up the Corner of Blanshard & Cloverdale Ave.

All funds raised by this campaign go to support the Canadian Cancer Society and their efforts to support families and battle this disease.

Watch the Video to learn more about the event, the campaign  ( the Accent Inn guy shows up approx 8:07 along)

Click here to Donate 

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Victoria Truck Light Parade – watch it, support it

Friday, December 6th, 2013

IMGP0322bBreaker breaker… looks like we got us a convoy

This Saturday night, December 7th, the annual IEOA (Equipment owners association) truck light parade will head through Victoria BC.  From 5:45 pm to 8:30 pm , main streets, side streets and even back streets will be lit up by some of the most colorful collection of vehicles ever seen. Cement trucks, dump trucks, slingers, crane trucks, fire trucks, buses and more will form into a convoy and pass before thousands of local families and visitors before ending up as an incredibly bright display at Western Speedway.  The truck owners and companies, their staff, family and friends all come together to pay for and create some incredible displays. These trucks take hours and hours of paid and volunteer time to complete. Every hour that one of these trucks is not “working” that’s money they are not earning for their owners. It’s a huge commitment by all the participants and we thank them so much. With the additional help of a few sponsors (Accent Inns is proud to be one), some great local media support and the generosity of our local municipalities and police departments this event finally comes together. But let’s remember why this started many years ago… to raise awareness and support for those in need. For many years now the Truck light parade has raised 10′s of thousands of pounds of food and $$ for Victoria’s local food banks. (more…)

 

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CHEK News Christmas Drive Thru

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013
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Help Support the Salvation Army at the CHEK TV Drive Thru

December 6th 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!

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 6th from 5 – 7pm at the Accent Inn at the corner of Blanshard and Cloverdale and help support those in need!

 

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