Two years ago I met Patricia Sims, a Victoria-based filmmaker that has been investigating the critical issues facing elephants through her two documentaries. Intrigued by her discoveries, I learned that although there are many people working hard to protect these endangered animals, there are many more that know nothing about what is happening to them. I wanted to be part of changing this and so I began to work with her and her team to raise awareness through the power of film and the online community. ..read more on Elephants
All of us at Accent Inns strongly believe in the importance of giving back to the community. This was never more apparent than the recent donation made to the Variety Club Telethon by team members from the Accent Inn Vancouver Airport hotel.
Throughout the year of 2012 the Vancouver Airport team held numerous fundraising events to raise money for the very worthwhile organization, Variety Club – The Children’s Charity.
There were bake sales, jelly bean guess contests, and BBQ’s. It was amazing and truly touching to see everyone’s enthusiasm in making each event a great success.
One of the favorite memories was during our first BBQ when Donna Price, Regional Sales Manager for Sports and Groups, put hot dogs on the grill only to later notice that there were words on the hot dogs as they were individually wrapped in plastic.
Together the team managed to raise $1000.
Zareena Dean and Sheena Brooks had the privilege of presenting the cheque to Variety – The Children’s Charity on the Show of Hearts Telethon on February 17th 2013. We are so proud!!
Action – Sports – Films
The best high adrenaline films from the Banff Mountain Film Festival are coming to Victoria on March 15, 2013.
There is no better way to get stoked about skiing, biking, riding, or paddling than by seeing the 2013 edition of the Radical Reels Tour! We’re talking jaw-dropping bike jumps, nail-biting kayak drops, and mind-blowing powder. The Radical Reels Tour, presented by The Banff Centre, now in its 10th year, continues to push boundaries with the best action sports films from the annual Banff Mountain Film Festival. Read more about this great event
February 22, 2013
ACCENT INNS JOINS SUSTAINABILITY TV
Fostering a robust triple bottom line economy in B.C.
VICTORIA, BC, CANADA: Victoria-based Accent Inns has joined Sustainability Television as a Regional partner to expand awareness of opportunities for improving your health, your home, and our British Columbia communities. An exciting development as Accent Inns will be sharing their activities through this new relationship.
“We’re very excited to have Accent Inns join us for 2013” says Sustainability TV CEO Jason Robinson. “Sustainability Television effectively shares good stories, about good people, doing really good things! … and when it comes to triple bottom line thinking, this little family owned company [Accent Inns] punches far above its weight; improving the social wellbeing of its community by supporting numerous community causes. .. read more
I have been back for less than a week from one of the most significant trips so far in my life. This week I was at work catching up, I am a youth probation officer in a custody center in British Columbia, Canada and have been in that profession for more than 26 years. ...read more
When I think of cupcakes, thoughts of beautifully decorated, chocolaty (my fav) treats come to mind. Or If it’s near Valentine’s Day then of course the word “cupcake” relates to my dear sweet wife (sucking up is always a good thing)
Did you know that cupcakes can mean so much more!
February 25 is National Cupcake Day. The BC SPCA along with their colleagues in other jurisdictions are encouraging us to Bake and sell cupcakes with the proceeds benefiting the SPCA. ..read more about cupcakes
Victoria, BC – General Manager Holly Jones is pleased to announce that the Victoria HarbourCats have selected Accent Inns as the team’s Official Team Hotel for the inaugural season.
Under the agreement, Accent Inns will provide accommodation for all visiting players, coaches and staff, as well as a full breakfast at ABC Country Restaurant. Accent Inns will have a strong marketing and promotional presence at Royal Athletic Park.
“Accent Inns is a great choice for our Victoria hotel partner,” said Jones. “We are proud to partner with such a well-respected, locally owned business. They have a rich history of providing superior hospitality services here in Victoria, and I am confident that visiting players and coaches will enjoy the full range of amenities they have to offer.” ...read more
One of the best parts of my job as Sales Manager for Accent Inns on Vancouver Island is having the opportunity to visit many of our guests at their own work places. For most of these companies, the work place is not unusual – an office, a warehouse or a retail outlet. However, sometimes I come across work places that are just a wee bit different.
For instance, the first time I paid a visit to JACO Powerlines in Cobble Hill, I have to admit, I did have some expectations. I was expecting an operation similar to a B.C. Hydro operation with work areas, offices and a lot of vehicles. I was not prepared for what I found. In fact, I was pretty sure that my GPS had guided me to the wrong location. ,,,read more on powerlines dogs & aplacas
Camosun’s Alex Wolf earns PACWEST Men’s Volleyball Athlete of the Week Award
Third-year Camosun student-athlete Alex Wolf had a stellar weekend in the Chargers two wins over the CBC Bearcats, February 1-2. The 6’3” power from Surrey, BC was called on to play two different positions.
On Friday night Wolf played on the right side and contributed 13 points to the victory, with 11 kills, 2 ace serves and a number of key digs. On Saturday he returned to action, this time in the P1 position, and again led the Chargers with 12 kills on a stellar .500 efficiency, 2 blocks and another ace, along with 6 digs. .. read more on the Chargers getting ready for playoffs