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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.

 
 

SOS Children’s Village Run

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

“EVERY CHILD BELONGS … EVERY CHILD MATTERS”

Step out for the SOS Children’s Village B.C. Walk/Run on June 30/2012 at the Richmond Olympic Oval.

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. (more…)

 

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2012 Cycling Series Victoria BC

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012
Specialized Russ Hay's Time Trials 2012

Time Trials route along Dallas Rd

Victoria BC Cycling Festival racesWhat 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.Darth Vader like Bike helmet (more…)

 

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Saanich Cycling Festival and More

Monday, May 28th, 2012

Saanich-Cycling-FestivalThe 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.

As a Bike Friendly hotel, Accent Inns was proud to be a sponsor for this fun event that attracted a large number of people, bicycles and family pets.

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. (more…)

 

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3rd Annual Fishing Buddies Program Attracts New Anglers

Friday, April 27th, 2012

Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC

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.”

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Camosun Chargers Win Awards

Monday, April 16th, 2012
CHARGERSLOGOblue_whitebackgroundLast 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)
GO Chargers!
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The Boulders Climbing Gym

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

rock climbing center in Victoria BCWith 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. (more…)

 

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Camosun Chargers named Academic All-Canadians

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Jordan Elvedahl

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.  (more…)

 

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Chargers Men’s Basketball Win Bronze

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

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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.  (more…)

 

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Ever been to a West Coast Snowball Fight?

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

 

Snowball fight in the West

Westcoast snowball fight, not what you think!

What does a snowball fight look like in Victoria or Vancouver? Well, you get a small group of people,dress the men in funny pants, give them each a bag full of sticks with bent ends and some small dimpled white balls and then release them onto a Golf Course. That’s right! On the West Coast we consider the golf ball a reasonable replacement for a snow ball.

And while we do like to believe that it never snows here, the fact is that it rarely snows and our Golf Courses are open year round. In fact winter golf is often less expensive and less crowded. (more…)

 

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Radical Reels is coming!

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

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Notice: This is the 2012 show announcement, for 2013 Radical Reels show click here

Faster, steeper, higher, deeper!

The best high adrenaline films from the Banff Mountain Film Festival are coming to Victoria on March 16th.

Epic big mountain ski and snowboard descents, nail-biting speed climbing, stomach turning kayaking drops – and you haven’t even seen the steepest and gnarliest lines yet! The Radical Reels Tour, now in its ninth year, continues to push boundaries with the best action sports films from the annual Banff Mountain Film Festival.

Experience more than half a dozen wild adrenaline-pumping sports as seen through the eyes of some of today’s top athletes. Join the party for a good cause. Profits of the presentation will go to the Garth Homer Society. Tickets are only $15 and you have a chance to win one of the $1000 in prizes from sponsors such as Deuter,   I/O Merino, Accent Inns, Capitol Iron, Robinsons, Ocean River Sports, Russ Hay’s, The Vancouver Island Outdoor Expo. Thanks also to sponsors such as SW Audio Visual, BE A FAN, CHEK News. See you there, adventure film lovers! (more…)

 

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