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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.

 
 

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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Bin 4 Burger Lounge coming to Accent Inns

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

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Bin 4 Burger Lounge has all the right ingredients for Accent Inns: locally owned, strong family values and commitment to outstanding experiences.

June 26 , 2014, Victoria, BC – Now guests who travel to Victoria can not only stay local with Accent Inns, they can eat local as well, with the announcement that Bin 4 Burger Lounge will become the Saanich hotel`s restaurant tenant, opening in 2015. (more…)

 

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Enter to Win TD Jazzfest Victoria Tickets

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

jazzfest victoriaIt’s time for the 2014 TD Victoria International JazzFest!

Enter today on the Accent Inn Facebook Page and you could win two tickets to see Phil Dwyer/Jason Marsalis Tuesday June 24 at 7:00pm

 

 

TD JazzFest 2014 is a culturally and musically diverse program of over 85 stunning performances and five Workshop/Clinics on nine stages in downtown Victoria BC. Over 320 musicians in 71 bands from around the world, including artists from Japan, Cuba, Finland, Norway, Scotland, England, Benin, South Africa, Australia, the United States, and across Canada, will be performing in our city during the 30th anniversary edition of the TD Victoria International JazzFest.  (more…)

 

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Arthritis Society Gets a Helping Hotel Hand

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

Arthritis SocietyVictoria BC, June 18, 2014 –Spring 2014 Through connecting with hotel executives at several events, representatives from the Arthritis Society learned of the many not-for profit organizations that Accent Inns has managed to assist and decided to learn more about the local hotel chain.

The surprise came when after meeting with the chain’s Marketing and Communications Manager, John Espley, they found that Accent Inns also wanted to learn more about The Society. After several months of networking and a few meetings in both Victoria and Vancouver BC, it was agreed that Accent Inns would extend a helping hotel hand and support the Arthritis Society, BC & Yukon Division through the company’s InnAid program. Assistance would come in a few ways including accommodations. (more…)

 

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Fathers need support to.

Sunday, June 15th, 2014

fathers dayHi gang, John Espley (Mountain Man) here. I usually write a Father’s day blog about all the wonderful aspects of being a father, including spending time with your children. This year I thought we should take a look at fathers from a different angle. A more serious perspective. Being the community relations guy for Accent Inns and Hotel Zed, I get to work with so many wonderful organizations, many of which are connected to or support fathers in one way or another. (more…)

 

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Cycle of Hope for Families

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014
2014 Cycle of Hope team

2014 Cycle of Hope team

June 3, was the kick-off for the 2014 Cycle of Hope. This is the 3rd year for the event and the 3rd year Accent Inns has been honored to support this dedicated group of people. Started by Cindy Lister and Robin Farrell, the annual ride and associated events has raised over $50,000 for ALS research and support for the families dealing with the terrible disease. (more…)

 

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City Opera Vancouver Presents Pauline

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014
John Espley & Margaret Atwood

John Espley & Margaret Atwood

Hi Guys, John Espley here. Although my nickname is the “Mountain Man”, many folks don’t know I used to be a music student. I enjoy all sorts and styles of music but must admit that I’ve only attended a few operas in my time. I am so glad that one of those operas was the recent premier of Pauline. Pauline was written by the very special author, Margaret Atwood joined with the incredible talents of Tobin Stokes providing the musical composition. This was obviously a partnership destined to do great things. (more…)

 

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Bike to work week 2014

Monday, May 26th, 2014

Accent Inns, BC’s Bike Friendly Hotel chain, is proud to support Bike to Work Week all across BC.

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Check out the local activities going on in your community and if you’re in Victoria, Kelowna or Vancouver (HUB) watch for Accent Inn prizes and participation.

Enjoy your ride!

 

Video credit: Dave Krentz Principal Drivers of Change & Green Passport
Check out Green Passport’s blog at www.gettingtheregreen.blogspot.ca

 

 

 

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What’s Mother’s Day Mean To You?

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

mothers dayThis Sunday is Mother’s Day. John from Accent Inns here. The other day when I found 3 minutes of free time to rest my brain I began thinking of my mother and what did mother’s day mean to me now. How had that changed since I was a child (approx. 94 years ago…) , since I’ve been married and have a child of my own? (more…)

 

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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?

earthWikipedia 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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