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Stay Local BC! The Future is HERE! Update #1

alternative-with Sierra logoSierra Club BC and Accent Inns invite you to “go green” with The Future is HERE Contest!

To celebrate Earth Day, Sierra Club BC and Accent Inns are running an exciting contest helping to highlight the localized green energy revolution happening across BC. Hidden within the blog below are some answers to questions for the Future is Here Contest that began Earth Day (April 22) and will end April 30. Every correct entry will enter you for the chance to win a prize pack of:
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Earth Day – The Future is Here Contest

SCBC_vert_white_bg_black logo and letters_cs2_hi resTo celebrate Earth Day Accent Inns has joined with one of our wonderful community partners, Sierra Club BC, to highlight the green energy revolution that is happening in and around communities across BC. Sometimes it’s hard to recognize the exciting developments that are happening in clean, green, renewable energy, often right underneath our noses. Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

My Earth Day Resolutions

earth-dayI love all the hanging baskets that greet me every time I stay at an Accent Inns – dozens and dozens of colourful plants that lift my spirits no matter how tough a day I’ve had on the road or how bad the weather might be. No wonder Accent Inns is supporting Earth Day on April 22, the hundreds of baskets and thousands of plants surrounding each of their hotels demonstrates their love for natural beauty. Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

Celebrating the 12th Annual National Volunteer Week

Volunteer-Week-2015-637x176We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. Winston Churchill.

This annual celebration of volunteers runs from April 12 – 18. It’s a time to recognize, celebrate and thank Canada’s volunteers. But, what should you consider before jumping in as a volunteer and what unexpected benefits might you accrue from giving up your time and your expertise? Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

Camosun Chargers Awards 2015

Mira Lawrence - Awards MCThis is a re-post courtesy of the Camosun Chargers

Student-athletes, coaches and supporters of the Camosun College Chargers gathered April 9th to recognize the achievements of the College’s student-athletes at Camosun’s 21st Annual Athletic Awards Ceremony. Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

10 Ways to Become a Green Traveller

Accent Inns focus on greenWe’re all becoming increasingly aware of our environmental responsibilities. The amount of litter we see on the sidewalks has diminished greatly, we recycle at home and now, at least in my town, we separate our food waste so that it can be sustainably processed. But what about when we travel? Do we continue to be as careful or dedicated? Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

Easter – From a Chocoholic’s Perspective

Easter-Tin-PCI love Easter, not least because I’m chocoholic – I just can’t resist the stuff and at this time of the year I can indulge myself without feeling guilty, well not too much anyway! One of my favourite places to shop for Easter chocolate is Purdy’s – this year I plan to buy their vintage rabbit tins full of Purdys Chocolates milk and dark chocolates as gifts for my family. For me, I love plain chocolate and I’ll pick up one of their chocolate bunnies as my guilty pleasure. And yes, like 76% of all North Americans I’ll eat the ears first! Another favourite of mine is Rogers’ Chocolates milk chocolate jelly bean bark – now there’s an Easter treat I can’t wait to get my hands on. Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

It’s no joke! Newest Bin 4 Burger Lounge opens at Accent Inns on April 1, 2015

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March 25, 2015, Victoria, BC – Bin 4 Burger Lounge has set April 1, 2015 as the opening date for their new location at Accent Inns in Saanich, BC.

Since last year, Bin 4 Burger Lounge owners Dan and Sarah Blackmore and Chef Michael Ringland have worked closely with Accent Inns president and CEO Mandy Farmer, finding common ground in their approach to business and love of good food while developing the new space. Farmer and the Blackmores share a common mindset when it comes to customer experience. The design of the new Bin 4 Burger Lounge took into consideration the needs of visitors, travelling for business or leisure. Extra power outlets are available at the seats in the lounge, which seats up to 30 guests. The bar is larger than the other two Bin 4 locations, providing individual seating for 16 guests, and both the restaurant and outdoor patio can accommodate larger groups of up to 20 guests. Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

Spring South East BC Road Trip

kim julia RVI love road trips – there’s something about the freedom to go wherever the fancy takes you, stop whenever you see something of interest and the opportunity to eat out every night! Two of my favourite road trip destinations are the Oregon Coast by the Coho Ferry and Southern B.C. In spring the latter wins out for me as there is so much going on across the province. Whether you’re flying into Vancouver, plan a first night at the Accent Inn Vancouver Airport in Richmond or if you’re heading west from Alberta or beyond, you can pick a route that encircles some of the most diverse, and interesting, countryside B.C. has to offer. Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

St Patrick’s Day

St.-Patricks-DaySomeone once said, “There are only two kinds of people in the world, The Irish and those who wish they were.” On St. Patrick’s Day we all feel a kindred spirit to our Irish friends; we wear green, drink green Guinness, Smithwicks, Kilkenny or Harp, and celebrate with stories and songs. The pubs are decked out with shamrocks, serve Irish fare and play Irish tunes. Read the rest of this entry »

 
 
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