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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.

 
 

Family Day Fun – 5 Ways To Make Your Day Special

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

family day 2016It’s here again, the fourth Family Day happens on February 8th – it’s the only statutory day we get off between New Year’s Day and Good Friday, so let’s make the best of it.

Did you know that it’s only a provincial statutory holiday? Federal government workers have to work – that sucks! And, not every province celebrates it – only B.C. Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Ontario. So, we’re pretty lucky eh? (more…)

 

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Talking Stick Festival

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

full circle logoBelow is a re-post of their latest press release.

Explore Aboriginal Culture through Arts – Full Circle First Nations Performance is very excited to present the 15th Annual Talking Stick Festival from February 18 – 28, 2016. Full Festival program guide and information can be found at talkingstickfest.ca (more…)

 

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Kamloops Mayors Gala for the Arts.

Monday, February 1st, 2016

John with Dr Jill & Dr Bob

It was a real pleasure and honor to attend the Kamloops BC, Mayors Gala for the Arts on Saturday January 30, 2016. Accent Inns was blessed with a nomination by the Kamloops Festival of the Performing Arts and the Kamloops Symphony. The Gala itself was a fun and playful event with a Shakespearian forest theme with many of the attendees wearing beautiful masks. The event was MC’d by Actor Alan Corbishley and Mayor Peter Milobar. Alan stayed in character all night as “Bishleycor” and added lots of humor to the event. (more…)

 

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015
Accent Inn Santa Claus Duck

Merry Christmas

Christmas is a time to be together. To celebrate those we love and remember those who have loved and supported us. As we are 2 days away from Christmas we want to say thanks to all of our wonderful customers that have been there for us this year. This is the time of year we look forward to celebrating with our families and welcoming those who have travelled and are staying while they visit their families.  For those who celebrate Hanukkah or other holidays we wish you the best of the season as well. One thing we believe in at Accent Inns is diversity. We celebrate it with our diverse staff, customers and in support of several community organizations. It’s what makes Canada so wonderful.

Speaking of wonderful, thanks to all the incredible community and not-for-profit groups we have had the privilege to work with this past year. You make it possible for so many to have a Christmas or holiday celebration. You bring families together. You make families whole. You even help create families. You bring us together with pets that offer unconditional love. You teach us about our environment. You find ways to help people get well and support those who are not. You find ways fund research so that others can get better and hold our hands when we have to say goodbye to those we love. Thanks to all of you that have helped wipe our tears, given us hugs and made us smile.

Merry Christmas to all!

 

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Victoria Truck Light Parade

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

Convoy3Hey everyone, we have a convoy coming to town Saturday December 5th. “That’s right” the annual IEOA (Island Equipment Owners Association) truck light parade will head through Victoria.  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. (more…)

 

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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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