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Russ Hay’s Accent Inns Cycling Team p/b Scotiabank Official Newsletter

pic 1Prairie Boys at World CycloCross Champs Recap
DANICK AND OLIVER RACE WITH WORLD’S BEST IN TABOR, CZECH REPUBLIC

In what is without a doubt the biggest cyclocross cycling event in the World, Canada’s own Danick Vandale and Oliver Evans did their country proud and raced toe-to-toe with the best cyclists in the world in front of millions of TV / Online viewers and over 20 thousand live spectators. Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

Happy Family Day

family dayFebruary may be the shortest month but it’s still far enough from the last holiday that we need another break. If you’re lucky enough to live in one of the provinces that observes Family Day, like British Columbia, you can take time to enjoy that much needed time off.

It’s sometimes hard to look for ways to spend your bonus day off, with or without the family. Maybe watch an entire season of a TV show you’ve been meaning to get into. Now’s your chance to catch up. Close the blinds, order some pizza and settle in for a deliciously lazy day on the couch. Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

10 things to know and love about Pets

vip petAt Accent Inns we love animals, we really do! Staff love to meet and greet guests’ furry, and sometimes not so furry, companions and show them to our designated pet-friendly rooms where pets and their owners can relax together. Heck we even donate a percentage to BC SPCA every time you’re pet stays with you! Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

Find Support BC

find support bc www.findsupportbc.com is finally here!

The Family Support Institute of BC has just launched their newest family support website. This site has taken almost 3 years to have coded and developed and it is finally here! The site is BC’s first ever user friendly, searchable database of disability related supports, services and community based activities for anyone in British Columbia! Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

Kamloops Indoor Gran Fondo

kamloops gran fondoOur regular readers know that Accent Inns is all about being a Bike Friendly Hotel Chain and supporting cycling events. We are also all about being different (in a good way). The Kamloops chapter of the MS Society of Canada have done an awesome job of creating an event that matches both areas of focus. The Kamloops Indoor GranFondo, February 8th. Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

Moosemeat & Marmalade

moosemeat & marmalde logoRecently I had the awesome pleasure of being invited to the Canadian launch party for APTN’s newest cooking show, Moosemeat & Marmalade, here in Victoria BC.  Previewing the first 2 episodes I came to the conclusion that this is far more than just a cooking show. Yes there was indeed some fabulous meals prepared by the London Chef Dan Hayes and bush cook Art Napolean  but they also shared stories and knowledge about their culture, history and the landscapes they were in. To complete the entrée each episode is spiced with the perfect amount of humor. Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

20 Things You Need When Stuck In Your Car

stuck-in-snow-clipartTravelling around BC in the winter can be a wonderful thing. The beauty of winter scenes as you go through the mountains, past the many farms and ranches is something that artists and writers dream about.  But travelling in winter does have it’s hazards and you should be prepared. There are many reasons why you might get stuck in your car for an extended period. You never know when road conditions could halt your journey, when black ice may cause you to pull off the road. You could be stuck in a ferry line-up, or an accident or weather closes the Coquihalla for several hours while you’re heading to one of our Accent Inns in Kamloops, Kelowna or Vancouver. Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

Winter Tires – Don’t Get Caught Out!

Winter-TiresAt this time of the year the weather can change in a heartbeat and whether you re travelling to, or from, one of our hotels on Vancouver Island, the Lower Mainland, Kelowna, or Kamloops you may well hit bad weather unexpectedly. Here are a few tips to keep you safe.

Here’s something concerning winter tires that many people think is more of a recommendation than regulation. In fact, you could face a fine if under certain situations you have are not using winter tires. Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

It’s A New Year – and I’m going to …

new-years-resolutions-ncsasports.org_Making resolutions is easy – keeping them is tough. At Accent Inns, we resolve to keep providing our guests with the very best experience we can possibly deliver. We also resolve that your room whether in Victoria, Vancouver, Burnaby, Kelowna or Kamloops, will be comfortable and clean and your welcome will be warm and inviting.

If you’re thinking of making some resolutions this year here are 10 tips that might help you keep them! Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

How to Make Winter Airline Travel Suck Less!

Accent Inns Airport still grab_black textIt used to be that taking an airplane was exciting – it was part of the adventure of a trip. These days it’s a stressful and often painful experience.

Of course the best thing would be to stay in B.C. and drive to one of our hotels in Victoria, Vancouver, Burnaby, Kelowna, or Kamloops. Okay, okay, we know you have to visit relatives out of province, or even country so let’s help you avoid some of the more frequent problems. Read the rest of this entry »

 
 
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