This is a story that really stands out from the pack. A story of how a kind gesture can mean so much. Recently our Accent Inn Vancouver Airport hotel in Richmond BC welcomed the South Okanagan Secondary School Field Hockey Team. This in itself is not out of the ordinary as we welcome and host many school sports teams. Teams are some of our favourite regular customers. This time though, the coaches and players from the SOSS team had more than just winning the tournament on their minds. (more…)
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.
Under the guidance of Coach John Randle, the Camosun College Chargers, who went to the nationals last season, had a great finish at the first tournament of 2011. Coach Randle obviously takes his experience as a Canadian PGA professional and owner of the Randle Golf school in Victoria, and applies it to the Chargers program. It’s very apparent that blessed with some very talented players and one of the best coaches anywhere, we can expect the Chargers to be well represented moving forward.
A great example of this is Jared Hundza, Camosun recruit, claiming the low total at PacWest Tournament #1. Despite his status as a first-year student-athlete at Camosun, the UBC transfer student quickly claimed the top spot on the Leaderboard as the newly-named PACWEST hit the links to begin the 2011 golf season. (more…)
Gear up, stay active and discover some of BC’s cycling hotspots
Sept. 12, 2011, Victoria, BC – With the great late summer weather holding strong, the team at Accent Inns, a locally owned and operated hotel chain, is encouraging bike lovers to make the most of it by getting out and hitting the trails.
“Hands down, British Columbia is home to some of the world’s most extraordinary biking,” said Mandy Farmer, CEO of Accent Inns. “With a number of bike parks, cross country trails and rugged mountain terrain, our province has something for every vacationing and competitive cyclists, both amateur and pro.”
And travelling with bikes has never been easier – thanks to Accent Inns’ unique Bike Love program. Under Bike Love, each location offers guests bike friendly rooms, access to a bike wash and tuning station (complete with a professional-grade bike stand and an assortment of bicycle specific pro mechanic tools, pump, hose and plenty of rags) and use of the onsite laundry facilities – all at no extra charge.
Here’s some great information on Mountain Biking specifically in the Burnaby BC and Victoria BC area.
Enjoy your ride!
Adventures in Cycling: Burnaby Mountain Bike Park
Do you want to jump on your mountain bike and experience the challenges of adventure travel with a solid dose of a big city night life and never have to get in a car?
If you have never heard of Burnaby, British Columbia, it is a suburb of Vancouver BC giving you the convenience of staying in the middle of a great city with quick access to excellent mountain bike trails and best of all the Accent Inn Burnaby is a bike friendly hotel Spend your days in Burnaby Mountain Bike Park encompassed by woods, mountains, and ocean views with some awesome downhill mountain bike trails. (more…)
The Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC (FFSBC), the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation, Tourism BC and the Angler’s Atlas have joined forces to create the Go Fish BC! Rod Loan Program which will help promote sport fishing in Northwestern BC.
“British Columbia has some of the best fishing and this program enables anyone in the Quesnel, Williams Lake, Prince George or Terrace areas, caught without a fishing rod handy, to try out one of our favorite pastimes,” said Jobs, Tourism and Innovation Minister Pat Bell. “The Go Fish BC! Rod Loan Program is an example of creative collaboration among agencies passionate about what they do and resulting in great outdoor experiences.” (more…)
The Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC (FFSBC) has officially launched the 2011 freshwater fishing season. The FFSBC will be introducing groups of novice anglers to the joys of sport fishing at several lakes in BC. The free courses are available to residents.
Participants in the Learn to Fish program are given a two-hour course in basic fish biology, fishing techniques, and fishing etiquette. The course is offered at a number of locations on Vancouver Island and across the Lower Mainland. Registration is encouraged and participation is free of charge. The FFSBC does, however, accept donations. (more…)
The Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC , one of Accent Inns Fish for the Future partners, has an awesome event for this Fathers day weekend.
Have fun, win great prizes and fish for free at a local Family Fishing event in BC this Fathers’ Day Weekend, June 17-19. The Family Fishing Society of BC and the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC are inviting everyone to come out rain or shine and enjoy a day at the lake with a free fishing licence as part of our plan to get more British Columbians hooked on fishing.
BC’s Family Fishing Weekend is a great opportunity to attend an organized community event, or create your own family fishing adventure at one the province’s thousands of lakes with a free three-day licence, compliments of the BC Government. It is also a perfect opportunity to become a Fishing Buddy and pledge to introduce at least one friend to fishing this year. (more…)
May 30 -June 5. A hearty congratulations go to all those participants in this years Bike to work week. A special thank you to the organizers and volunteers of the Victoria and Kelowna celebrations for allowing Accent Inns to be a supporter of your events.
Victoria BC’s event had over 3000 cyclist participate! The “editor” attended the Kelowna week ending finale. (more…)
May 18, 2011, Victoria, BC
A new program by the BC family owned and operated hotel chain Accent Inns is going to make travelling with your bicycle a whole lot easier.
The program, called “Bike Love,” rolls out May 20, 2011 at all five Accent Inns’ hotel locations and is aimed at bike lovers who enjoy travelling with their two-wheeled friends.
“Vacationing and competitive cyclists – both amateur and pro – already know all too well how tough it can be to find bike-friendly accommodations,” said Mandy Farmer, CEO of Accent Inns. “As an cycling enthusiast and mountain bike lover myself, I figured the time was now to introduce a bike-friendly program to the BC hotel marketplace – one that went above-and-beyond the standard ‘leave your bike chained to the rack outside,’ deal.” (more…)
The Vancouver Canadians Baseball Club will mark the 60th anniversary of Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium with one of the most exciting promotional schedules in franchise history.
Opening Night is Friday, June 17th at 7:05pm out at Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium as the C’s welcome the Yakima Bears.
Fans will be dazzled with the most impressive Superstar Series in recent memory as the BC Sports Hall of Fame will present five (5) former Toronto Blue Jays including soon-to-be National Baseball Hall of Fame member Roberto Alomar (June 28th). Along with Alomar, the C’s will welcome Lloyd Moseby (June 20th), Kelly Gruber (July 2nd), Ed Sprague (August 4th), and Jesse Barfield (August 15th).
The longtime tradition continues as fans can soak up the sunshine during one of our nine (9) Power Smart ‘Nooners presented by BC Hydro. Gates will open at noon with all Power Smart ‘Nooners set for 1:05pm.