Hi 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…)
Supporting our Communities
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.
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…)
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…)
Accent Inns, BC’s Bike Friendly Hotel chain, is proud to support Bike to Work Week all across BC.
Enjoy your ride!
Video credit: Dave Krentz Principal Drivers of Change & Green Passport
Check out Green Passport’s blog at www.gettingtheregreen.blogspot.ca
This 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…)
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, and celebrated in more than 192 countries each year. (more…)
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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Pins are available at every Accent Inn in BC as of Friday March 28;
Victoria, Vancouver Airport (Richmond), Burnaby, Kelowna, Kamloops (more…)
Come visit the Accent Inns booth at the Vancouver Bike Show March 8 , 9 2014.
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…)