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Accent Inns supports Sporting Associations across BC

Accent Inns, proud to support sporting associations across BC. Whether it's baseball, basketball, hockey, soccer or perhaps gymnastics or dance, Accent Inns has a great history of working with local teams and leagues all across BC. This column will highlight some of those groups and their great stories.


Hockey history and the trials of being a hockey parent

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

victoria grizzliesI was checking out the Victoria Grizzlies schedule the other day to see when I could catch a game. I’m not a hockey fanatic, my kids were into rugby, but I do like to watch a game or two when I get the chance. So, I was surprised to see the Victoria Grizzlies, who are supported by many companies including Accent Inns by the way, have eleven games scheduled in November. For some reason I didn’t think they played quite so much and this got me thinking about the hockey parents behind these successful 17 to 20 year-old Grizzlies, who for years must have dedicated much of their spare time to the sport and their prodigies. This in turn made me think about all hockey moms and dads (and I suppose grandpas and grandmas too) and the sheer insane commitment they have to their children’s sport. (more…)


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Running Around British Columbia

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

DF raceThe other day I was looking at all the organizations Accent Inns sponsor, or support and came across an intriguing one called Dirty Feet. Excuse me I thought – why are they sponsoring unhygienic practices? (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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5 Team Travel Tips

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

chargers 2Accent Inns is proud to both sponsor several and welcome many teams as they travel around our province to compete in tournaments and championships. Many of the trips are planned and chaperoned by volunteer parents. This can seem like a huge job and overwhelming to some but there are planning ideas that can help. Here’s a few travel or organizing tips for those dedicated volunteer parents. (more…)


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Dirty Feet North Face Trail Race – Kamloops

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

dirty feet 1A re-print from Dirty Feet Website

Trail Running event details: September 27th Kamloops
Registration is now open. Click Here to Register.

This trail run is located on the beautiful trails in Kenna Cartwright Park in Kamloops BC and includes 5km, 10km and 21km courses. Offering a distance for all abillities so grab your shoes and sign up for a distance that suits you. Make sure to stick around for the awesome draw prizes from our great sponsors!! Click here for directions.


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Tour De Victoria 2015 A Great Success

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

Mandy Farmer President Accent Inns Hotel Zed at Tour De Victoria 2015The Tour de Victoria has been a wonderful addition to Victoria BC’s cycling community and event scene. It draws hundreds of folks (approx. 1200), from far and wide, out to enjoy the wonderful scenery of our area while challenging themselves in one of the 3 optional rides; (more…)


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ALS Cycle of Hope Awareness Journey 2015

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

als 2015A copy of the ALS Cycle of Hope  – Press Release

The ALS Cycle of Hope was founded four years ago by Cindy Lister. Personally affected by ALS, Lister lost her dad to this devastating disease. Propelled to support other families going through this difficult journey, Lister along with co-founder Robin Farell and a group of 12 cyclists, ride across BC on a seven day cycling trip to raise money and awareness for ALS. Their mission is to raise $80,000 for ALS research and services. (more…)


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BC – The Perfect Place for Water Sports

Friday, July 17th, 2015
BC beaches

Enjoy the water this summer in BC

Spring and summer this year has been hot and dry and what that means to me is getting out on, or in the water. This year my wife and I are planning a vacation close to home, which means British Columbia. It got me thinking about what water sports activities we could do around the province, and close to an Accent Inns hotel.

My first thought was Kelowna and Lake Okanagan which has hundreds of beaches and places to swim. It was then that I thought about trying something a little different this year and came up with a few water sports I haven’t tried, or at least not here at home. (more…)


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