Accent Inns has had the distinct honour of working with the Vancouver Canadians Baseball club for several years now. Now that summer is here (no comments on the weather please) so are the “boys of summer”. Sure, sure it’s often heard that Canadians are hockey people but that’s only true part of the year. It’s time to get out of the arena and enjoy some incredible summertime entertainment. The Vancouver Canadians play at the Scotiabank field at Nat Bailey stadium. The stadium has been around since 1951 and hosting some of the best sports entertainment anywhere in the Pacific Northwest. The Vancouver Canadians are a minor league baseball team located in Vancouver, British Columbia. The C’s have previously affiliated with the Oakland Athletics between 2000-2010 but have become the Northwest League affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays. They are the only Canadian team in the “affiliated” minor leagues.(wikipedia) ...read more about "our night at the park"
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.
Youth Sticking Together the organizing committee for the Save-On-Foods World’s Longest Street Hockey game for charity needs your help!
Would you like to be part of history as it’s happening? Then come out to the opening ceremony for the Save on Foods Longest Street Hockey game. Join Youth Sticking Together at the Nanaimo Curling Centre on June 28. Doors open at 6:00 pm, with formal presentations beginning at 6:30. Proceeds from this event, and money donated at the game itself, will go to support three local youth serving agencies: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Vancouver Island, Nanaimo Youth Ball Hockey and Crimson Coast Dance Society. There will be light refreshments and a silent auction with some amazing items, such as BC Lions tickets, a signed Roberto Luongo photo and more! Tickets are only $20 and will not be sold at the door.
We want to be able to make this event a success for our youth players, and raise as much money for Big Brothers Big Sisters, Crimson Coast Dance Society and the Nanaimo Ball Hockey League.
You can help them do so!
Contact Tali Campbell at Tali@kickradio.ca or (250) 327-9332 to secure your tickets!
Healthy families are active families and this year’s SOS Children’s Village B.C. 10 and 5 km. run and walk and 2km. family walk encourages communities to embrace a healthy lifestyle while helping children and youth in foster care.
On Saturday, June 30, at 9 a.m., the beautiful, natural setting of the Richmond Olympic Oval Plaza will be the backdrop for the 4th annual SOS walk and run beginning at 9:30 a.m. with the family 2km. kicking off at 9:45. From 10 a.m. to noon, gather on the Oval plaza to enjoy family-friendly entertainment, refreshments, and a Silent Auction with prize draws. ...re more about the SOS run
What a weekend! June 1-3 here in Victoria BC we enjoyed the Robert Cameron Law Corporation Cycling Series. The weekend began with the Specialized / Russ Hay’s Time Trials. It was a breezy and slightly chilly evening but the view from Victoria’s Dallas Rd. trumped the weather and the cyclists didn’t disappoint when it came to giving it their all for the crowd. This event has each rider challenge only themselves. many even have specialized time trials only bikes and watching them dawn the sleek aerodynamic helmets brought back memories of Star Wars. Unlike Star Wars there was no Darth Vader to fear, only the clock. ...read more on the races
The perfect time for a cycling festival is a sunny spring day in Victoria and that’s what we had for the 2012 Saanich Cycling Festival. This festival included all the right ingredients – a family bike ride as well as a kid’s route, entertainment, a bouncy castle, food and a good assortment of displays relating to cycling.
The children were kept busy with a treasure map requiring them to get stickers from various sponsors while adults visited the display booths and listened to music provided by Flat Rabbit and Bijoux du Bayou. ...read more on cycling in victoria
The Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC (FFSBC) is again recruiting experienced anglers to reveal the pleasures of freshwater fishing to friends, family and colleagues during the third annual Fishing Buddies Sweepstakes. Designed to introduce new anglers to sport fishing, Fishing Buddies also rewards anglers for doing what they love and sharing their fishing knowledge. Participation has grown consistently since the program launched in 2010 and significant growth in participation is expected for the third year.
“When it comes to introducing someone new to fishing, who better than experienced anglers who are passionate about it? They can speak directly to the pleasures of going fishing whether it’s half a day at an urban location or a fishing weekend at a more remote lake,” says FFSBC President Don Peterson. “They know the fish and the fishing spots and can help unravel the mysteries of freshwater fishing for the new angler.”
Last Thursday night I had the wonderful opportunity to attend and present at the Camosun College Chargers annual awards night. As with previous years it was a great way to review the incredible year both the teams and student athletes had. It was mentioned that Accent Inns has sponsored the Chargers for 11 years now. Wow! What an honour it has been for our company and certainly for myself (I think I’ve only missed one of the awards banquets).
Once again the MC’s for the evening were Mira Laurence and Jordan Cunningham of CTV Vancouver Island. Not only do these two news and sports media folks know their Chargers but I must say….Billy Crystal watch out, they are headed for the Oscars. They had us laughing all night long. But of course the night wasn’t just about laughs and reviewing the past season but to celebrate some of the awe inspiring efforts put in by the the students, the coaches and the teams as a whole. It should be noted that the Chargers have some of the most dedicated and caring coaches anywhere. I’m glad we also had the chance to applaud the behind the scenes staff. Special thanks from Accent Inns go to Graham Matthews (Athletic Director) and Bonita Joe (Marketing & Communications Officer) for being so awesome to work with and for their sincere focus on helping the students achieve their goals. So read below for an excerpt from the Charger blog listing the many award winners and their achievements.
Your Faithful Supporter,
John Espley (Accent Inns)
With the Accent Inn being the host hotel for the Youth Western Regional Climbing Competition being held in Victoria BC at The Boulders Climbing Gym this weekend, a small group of intrepid adventurers from the hotel decided we should check out the Gym to see what indoor rock climbing is all about.
Kyle, Whitney, Diane and I headed out for an introductory climbing lesson delivered by a knowledgeable and entertaining instructor named Evan. We listened to Evan’s every word as he gave us instructions on our harnesses, rope tying and belaying. There was quite a bit of nervous laughter as we all knew the end result would be climbing to the top of a wall, balancing our feet and grasping with our fingers to tiny hold shaped like animals and placed at distances that seem way too far apart. ...read more about Accent Inns intrepid rock climbers
This is a great re-post of the Chargers announcement.
Today, the Sport Information Resource Centre (SIRC) and the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) announced the 2011-2012 SIRC-CCAA Academic All-Canadian Award recipients and among the 162 student-athletes from across the nation who have achieved combined excellence in collegiate athletics and academics are Jordan Elvedahl and Caitlin Marshall from the Camosun College Chargers basketball program.
The SIRC-CCAA Academic All-Canadian award is the CCAA’s most prestigious student-athlete honour, epitomizing both organizations’ commitment to academic success and athletic achievement. To achieve this award, recipients must attain academic honours at their institution and be named to his/her respective conference All-Star team.
An exceptional point guard and leader, second-year Jordan Elvedahl (Stelly’s) was Top 3 in assists in the league and averaged over 12 points per game. Having earned a PACWEST 2nd Team All-Star for his athletic achievements, Jordan also posted top grades in Camosun’s Centre for Sport and Exercise Education – Exercise and Wellness Program to receive the Academic All-Canadian award. Read more about Camosun Charger All-Canadians
The Camosun College Chargers men’s basketball program has ended its four-year absence from the podium at Provincials, finishing third at this year’s PACWEST Championship to bring home Bronze!
Landing Top 3 was no easy feat for the young squad who earned its medal finish amongst teams equipped with considerable size, strength and experience. It was a do or die situation in Thursday’s quarterfinals where the Chargers had to defeat Douglas College, a very dangerous offensive team and the only team in the conference that was able to beat the top-ranked VIU Mariners in the regular season. Camosun managed to pull out the win 68-62, leading the game through all four quarters. ..read more on the pacwest championships