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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.

 
 

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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FSIBC’s 30th Anniversary

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

Oct15ThirtyHelp them to continue to support families!
Has YOUR family been supported by FSIBC and theirr volunteer network? Do YOU know of someone who could benefit from their approach to support? Help them to continue to support families! (more…)

 

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Family Support In BC Has A New Name

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

Family Support Institute of BC LogoIt’s Official – Family Support in BC has a new name.

October 2, 2015: New Westminster, B.C. – The Family Support Institute Board of Directors, over the last several years, has been contemplating how FSI can be better represented as having a provincial scope. Their official name was the West Coast Family Support Institute Society which implied that they only served families living on the Westcoast of BC, when they actively serve people ALL ACROSS our province. At FSI’s AGM on June 12, 2015, the membership unanimously voted to approve a special resolution to approve a society name change from the “West Coast Family Support Institute Society” to the “Family Support Institute of BC Society” (FSIBC). They feel this name change will help people to see that they are a provincial society in all aspects of their work. (more…)

 

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Arthritis Active

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

IrunYouRun4 - AdrienneGetting up and getting out can be a pain, especially when you are actually IN pain.

I was diagnosed with Arthritis (JIA) at age four, which means I have spent my whole live learning how to live a full, happy and active life in harmony with a chronic illness. Some days are better than others but one thing I have learned is the most important part of managing my disease is staying active. “Motion is lotion” as they say! (more…)

 

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Canadian Cancer Society Tour de Rock 2015

Thursday, September 17th, 2015

Cops_2015_TR_Banner_970x327Last year while travelling Vancouver Island my wife and I came across the Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock bike team twice, initially in Ucluelet and then again on the highway south of Parksville. (more…)

 

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Adrienne’s IRunYouRun Story

Thursday, September 10th, 2015

IrunYouRun2 - rockFrom sitting on the sidelines in school because of her arthritis to running the New York City Marathon, Adrienne shows that great feats are possible with her #IRunYouRun initiative.  We are pleased to support The Arthritis Society and are sharing Adrienne’s story to help create awareness during Arthritis Awareness Month!  When Adrienne was diagnosed with juvenile ideopathic arthritis (JIA) at age four, no one could have anticipated that long distance running would become her passion and an achievable goal.  Here, Adrienne shares her story…. (more…)

 

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Arthritis is a Monster

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Arthritis SocietyNot only is it a monster, but an invisible one.

September is Arthritis Awareness Month and #ArthritisIsAMonster is The Arthritis Society, BC & Yukon Division’s new awareness campaign – thanks for noticing!  Accent Inns and The Arthritis Society, BC & Yukon Division are community partners, and we want to do everything we can to expose the monster through the #ArthritisIsAMonster awareness campaign. (more…)

 

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Men’s Health Day

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

prostate centreMARK YOUR CALENDARS for the Country Grocer Men’s Health Day — Saturday, September 12
9:30 am – 3:00 pm  Lower Level of Tillicum Mall

Get your free psa test! (more…)

 

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Environmental Education Is Growing

Thursday, August 13th, 2015
Photo credit to Kostas Zolotas

Photo credit to Kostas Zolotas

Sierra Club BC is branching out.

For the recent 2014-2015 school year they had a brand-new education team. There is a long history and strong foundation of environmental education to build on, and this season brought new energy and ideas to the programs. Last year they visited 230 classrooms across BC. This means that they directly engaged over 5500 students. (more…)

 

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