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Accent Inns is proud to be a family owned chain with five hotels in BC. We have Accent Inns in Victoria, Burnaby, Kelowna, Kamloops and in Richmond BC at the Vancouver Airport; where we also offer free 24 hour shuttle service to the Vancouver International airport. This column will highlight news and stories about our chain, our people and our partners.

 
 

BIG BIKE

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

What does it take to get staff from competitive businesses in Victoria all pedaling in the same direction?  – A really big bike and a good cause!

That’s what happened on June 18, when members of the Victoria Hotel Sales and Marketing Committee boarded the “Big Bike” and pedaled through downtown Victoria to raise over $3000.00 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation(more…)

 

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Support Adoption this June

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

A reprint from AFABC

The Adoptive Families Association of BC is a registered nonprofit organization that has supported adoptive families for over 35 years.  Our mission is to promote and support adoption with a greater vision of finding a permanent loving family for every child.  AFABC’s province wide services ensure that adoptive families are educated and supported before, during, and long after their children come home.  We also serve children and youth across the province by facilitating permanency planning and child specific recruitment programs aimed at finding forever homes for the over 1,200 children in BC’s foster care system that are waiting to be adopted.  (more…)

 

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2nd Annual ALS Cycle of Hope Launches

Friday, June 14th, 2013

Here’s a copy of the ALS Cycle of Hope Launch – June Press Release -  “Inspiring hope for families living with ALS”

ALS Cycle of Hope Riders

VICTORIA – A new crop of riders are set to pedal 700 kilometers for seven days starting in Kamloops August 8th and finishing in Keremeos August 14th for the 2nd Annual ALS Cycle of Hope. This year’s Awareness Journey will be more demanding physically but will also feature riders who have been directly affected by ALS through family and friends.

“I’m so excited to build on what we accomplished last year by growing the size of the team and the scope of this year’s event”, said Cindy Lister the inspiration behind the Cycle of Hope. “Last year was about riding for my Dad and starting this journey. This year it’s about spreading the awareness further with each of these riders sharing their stories and those of every community we ride through.”

In addition to the Awareness Journey, this year the public can join one of two community rides in Kelowna on August 11th; a 30 or a 70-kilometer loop or join a virtual ride on-line (www.cycleofhope.ca) where riders can track their mileage and raise support for ALS in their own community.  (more…)

 

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2013 Russ Hays / Accent Inns Bastion Square Grand Prix

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

P1000057What an awesome day it was in Victoria on Sunday June 2nd. The Bastion Square Grand Prix is the final race in the Robert Cameron Law cycling series, part of the Victoria Cycling festival. Accent Inns along with our friends and team partners at Russ Hays were proud to sponsor the final big race.

 

 

The racing at all levels was exciting… even the Tim Horton’s timbits challenge saw the kids doing a whole lap of the course and still sprinting to the finish.

The level of intensity and endurance was spectacular to watch from all the competitors. It was impressive to watch the high school races as you could easily see some up and coming serious cycle racers. (more…)

 

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The Russ Hay’s/Accent Inns Bastion Square Grand Prix

Friday, May 31st, 2013
russ hays / accent inns cycling team at the bastion square grand prix

A Russ Hay’s/Accent Inns team member riding in last years Grand Prix

This weekend Victoria BC hosts the Robert Cameron Law Cycling series featuring the Russ Hay’s/Accent Inns Bastion Square Grand Prix

The 2013 Robert Cameron Law Cycling Series returns as the kickoff event for the Victoria International Cycling Festival. This year’s  racing events follow the same race format as 2012 with a time trial on Dallas Road, a gruelling Road Race in Metchosin, and a fast and furious Circuit race in downtown Victoria around the historical Bastion Square. Kids ages 5-10 also get to take part by riding with some of Canada’s top cyclists in the Tim Horton’s Timbits Challenge.

The Victoria International Cycling Festival is Canada’s biggest cycling event that celebrates, supports, and grows the awareness of cycling not only in Victoria but all across Canada. (more…)

 

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Family Support Institute Honors Accent Inns

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

FSIBCHere’s a copy of the FSIBC’s  May Press Release.

 

 

Announcing the winners of the Family Support Institute (FSI) first annual Celebration of Families Awards

New Westminster, BC, May  2013 – The mission statement of the Family Support Institute is: To strengthen and support families faced with the extraordinary circumstances that come with having a family member who has a disability”.

FSI is about Families. Our Celebration of Families awards are our way to celebrate families and thank and recognize those people and organizations across British Columbia that “strengthen and support ALL families, not just families with a member with a disability”.

On April 20, 2013, during our Annual FSI Training Weekend at Naramata we presented Celebration of Families awards in the four categories of: FSI RP/RFM volunteer, non-FSI volunteer, Corporation and

Organization. (more…)

 

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Accent Inns and the Arts

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

Donna Price & Kim Jones

What do you get when you cross Moliere’s Don Juan, scandalous comedy at the Gateway Theatre, excellent appies and libations in a wonderful atmosphere overlooking Minoru Park on a sunny (and dry!) evening? A great evening out and courtesy of the Accent Inns to boot!

Accent Inns recently hosted an evening of wonderful food and fabulous theatre at a private reception at the Gateway Theatre (Richmond BC) – a thank you to our customers and supporters.  (more…)

 

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Fire Takes Restaurant But Not Hotel Spirit

Saturday, April 13th, 2013
Accent Inn Victoria sign we're open after ABC fire

The Accent Inn Victoria, Open for Business

April 13, 2013

Victoria B.C.

 Fire Takes Restaurant But Not Hotel Spirit

This past Thursday night, April 11th, a suspicious fire did irreparable damage to the ABC country restaurant located at the Accent Inn Victoria, 3233 Maple St. Fire is certainly something feared by everyone but even more so when it comes to a large complex like an apartment or hotel. When the call came into the Accent Inn front desk, the staff immediately followed the procedures they had been taught. Calls went out to their management and staff and evacuation procedures quickly began with police and fireman joining to assist. The restaurant being closed, luckily was empty with no staff present there.

People and pets had the opportunity to stay warm in waiting BC Transit Busses. After rooms had been cleared and head-counts taken the hotel staff proceeded to secure rooms at other local hotels for all guests, some of whom were still in their pajamas. (more…)

 

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Cycling, Fun, Adventure, Support

Thursday, March 28th, 2013
Karen England Accent Inns ALS CYCle for Hope

Karen at the Vancouver Island Outdoor Expo

OK, how does a little hotel chain like Accent Inns combine our love of the cycling community, our fun loving style, our search for adventure (well most of us…) and our key value of community support? It’s easy. A prime example was two recent events we supported; The Banff Mountain Film Festival’s Radical Reels Tour and the Vancouver Island Outdoor Adventure Expo. (more…)

 

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Pet Lovers Trade Show

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

Serval Cat

Representing the pet friendly hotel chain, Accent Inns,  at this first annual Pet lovers show in Abbotsford, I was delighted to see how many people love animals!  The show was very well attended; I think 13,000 or more came through the doors.   There were some very interesting animals there to be seen, Woodchucks, Porcupine (which needed to be handled very carefully), Wallaby, reptiles, and a little petting zoo for kids of all ages. (more…)

 

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