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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

 

 

 
 

Accent Inns/Russ Hay’s Cycling Team News

(L-R) Bailey McKnight, Garrett McLeod,  Greg Christian

(L-R) Bailey McKnight, Garrett McLeod,
Greg Christian

Greg Christian write up on Tour of Enumclaw.

The Accent Inns/Russ Hays p/b Scotiabank squad headed down to Enumclaw, WA this past weekend for the 19th Annual Mutual of Enumclaw Stage Race. Here’s a recap of the Elite Men’s squad weekend racing activities: Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

Accent Inn Richmond- Sheena Brooks wins Extra Mile Award 2014

sheena_Tourism richmondWe are totally excited to announce that Ms. Sheena Brooks from the Accent Inn Vancouver Airport in Richmond BC won the 2014 Extra Mile Award. Sheena was presented the award at gala event at the River Rock Resort hosted by Tourism Richmond. “A crowd of over 325 guests enjoyed a fun-filled evening of entertainment, speakers, awards, prizes and a feast of delicious canapés, deserts, wines and ales prepared by local businesses” Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

Vancouver Airport Hotel Wins Arts Award

Richmond arts award 2014 (2)This month (May 2014), the Accent Inn Vancouver Airport Hotel won the prestigious ‘Business & Arts Award’ from the City of Richmond. The award was presented by the Mayor of Richmond, His Honor Malcolm Brodie, at the Richmond City Hall at a presentation ceremony attended by a large number of people. Accent Inns was a finalist selected from over 87 businesses/ nominations. Sincere thanks go to the Gateway Theatre, their board of directors, staff and supporters who nominated us. Read the rest of this entry »

 
 
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