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Keep Moving – Cycling with Arthritis

seniors_bikingOur newest community partners, The Arthritis Society of BC has kindly prepared this “cycling with Arthritis” blog post. As you head out on those summer bike trips, have a read and see if we can help make your vacation just a little more pain free (along with our bike friendly hotel rooms that is…) Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

Canning takes Canadian National Sprint Challenge

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And Wins Entry in Pro Challenge Race in Quebec

Lac Megantic, QC – Cody Canning of Victoria’s Accent Inns/Russ Hay’s Cycling Team p/b Scotiabank took a huge win in the Elite men’s Challenge Sprint, the final event of the 2014 Global Relay Cycling Canada Road Championships that wrapped up on Sunday June 29. Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

Bin 4 Burger Lounge coming to Accent Inns

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Bin 4 Burger Lounge has all the right ingredients for Accent Inns: locally owned, strong family values and commitment to outstanding experiences.

June 26 , 2014, Victoria, BC – Now guests who travel to Victoria can not only stay local with Accent Inns, they can eat local as well, with the announcement that Bin 4 Burger Lounge will become the Saanich hotel`s restaurant tenant, opening in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

Enter to Win TD Jazzfest Victoria Tickets

jazzfest victoriaIt’s time for the 2014 TD Victoria International JazzFest!

Enter today on the Accent Inn Facebook Page and you could win two tickets to see Phil Dwyer/Jason Marsalis Tuesday June 24 at 7:00pm

 

 

TD JazzFest 2014 is a culturally and musically diverse program of over 85 stunning performances and five Workshop/Clinics on nine stages in downtown Victoria BC. Over 320 musicians in 71 bands from around the world, including artists from Japan, Cuba, Finland, Norway, Scotland, England, Benin, South Africa, Australia, the United States, and across Canada, will be performing in our city during the 30th anniversary edition of the TD Victoria International JazzFest.  Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

Arthritis Society Gets a Helping Hotel Hand

Arthritis SocietyVictoria BC, June 18, 2014 –Spring 2014 Through connecting with hotel executives at several events, representatives from the Arthritis Society learned of the many not-for profit organizations that Accent Inns has managed to assist and decided to learn more about the local hotel chain.

The surprise came when after meeting with the chain’s Marketing and Communications Manager, John Espley, they found that Accent Inns also wanted to learn more about The Society. After several months of networking and a few meetings in both Victoria and Vancouver BC, it was agreed that Accent Inns would extend a helping hotel hand and support the Arthritis Society, BC & Yukon Division through the company’s InnAid program. Assistance would come in a few ways including accommodations. Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

Fathers need support to.

fathers dayHi gang, John Espley (Mountain Man) here. I usually write a Father’s day blog about all the wonderful aspects of being a father, including spending time with your children. This year I thought we should take a look at fathers from a different angle. A more serious perspective. Being the community relations guy for Accent Inns and Hotel Zed, I get to work with so many wonderful organizations, many of which are connected to or support fathers in one way or another. Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

Cycle of Hope for Families

2014 Cycle of Hope team

2014 Cycle of Hope team

June 3, was the kick-off for the 2014 Cycle of Hope. This is the 3rd year for the event and the 3rd year Accent Inns has been honored to support this dedicated group of people. Started by Cindy Lister and Robin Farrell, the annual ride and associated events has raised over $50,000 for ALS research and support for the families dealing with the terrible disease. Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

The Russ Hay’s/Accent Inns Bastion Square Grand Prix 2014

bikersAlready lots of excitement as the Victoria Cycling festival kicks off with Robert Cameron Law cycling series. 3 days, 3 different events starting with Hotel Zed Time Trial on Dallas Rd – May 30. The Hotel Zed Time Trial is a 5km race along Victoria’s scenic oceanfront on Dallas Road. Known as the “Race of Truth”, riders race against the clock along the course at breakneck speeds of up to 60 km/hr. Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

City Opera Vancouver Presents Pauline

John Espley & Margaret Atwood

John Espley & Margaret Atwood

Hi Guys, John Espley here. Although my nickname is the “Mountain Man”, many folks don’t know I used to be a music student. I enjoy all sorts and styles of music but must admit that I’ve only attended a few operas in my time. I am so glad that one of those operas was the recent premier of Pauline. Pauline was written by the very special author, Margaret Atwood joined with the incredible talents of Tobin Stokes providing the musical composition. This was obviously a partnership destined to do great things. Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

Bike to work week 2014

Accent Inns, BC’s Bike Friendly Hotel chain, is proud to support Bike to Work Week all across BC.

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Check out the local activities going on in your community and if you’re in Victoria, Kelowna or Vancouver (HUB) watch for Accent Inn prizes and participation.

Enjoy your ride!

 

Video credit: Dave Krentz Principal Drivers of Change & Green Passport
Check out Green Passport’s blog at www.gettingtheregreen.blogspot.ca

 

 

 
 
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