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Adrienne’s IRunYouRun Story

IrunYouRun2 - rockFrom sitting on the sidelines in school because of her arthritis to running the New York City Marathon, Adrienne shows that great feats are possible with her #IRunYouRun initiative.  We are pleased to support The Arthritis Society and are sharing Adrienne’s story to help create awareness during Arthritis Awareness Month!  When Adrienne was diagnosed with juvenile ideopathic arthritis (JIA) at age four, no one could have anticipated that long distance running would become her passion and an achievable goal.  Here, Adrienne shares her story…. Read the rest of this entry »


Dirty Feet North Face Trail Race – Kamloops

dirty feet 1A re-print from Dirty Feet Website

Trail Running event details: September 27th Kamloops
Registration is now open. Click Here to Register.

This trail run is located on the beautiful trails in Kenna Cartwright Park in Kamloops BC and includes 5km, 10km and 21km courses. Offering a distance for all abillities so grab your shoes and sign up for a distance that suits you. Make sure to stick around for the awesome draw prizes from our great sponsors!! Click here for directions.
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Labour Day and Putting the ‘Accent’ on Sales

labour day 2Labour Day was declared a national holiday in 1894 by Prime Minister Sir John Thompson. The inspiration was initially a strike in the printing industry in Toronto two years earlier, where workers demanded a shorter working week. Marches, or parades, to support the strikers became an annual demonstration of solidarity in many cities across Canada, pressurizing the prime minister to recognize it as a national holiday. Read the rest of this entry »


Arthritis is a Monster

Arthritis SocietyNot only is it a monster, but an invisible one.

September is Arthritis Awareness Month and #ArthritisIsAMonster is The Arthritis Society, BC & Yukon Division’s new awareness campaign – thanks for noticing!  Accent Inns and The Arthritis Society, BC & Yukon Division are community partners, and we want to do everything we can to expose the monster through the #ArthritisIsAMonster awareness campaign. Read the rest of this entry »


Top 5 Reasons to Travel in September

happy fallI think my favourite month of the year to travel in B.C. is September – it’s the perfect month and here’s why: Read the rest of this entry »


Tour De Victoria 2015 A Great Success

Mandy Farmer President Accent Inns Hotel Zed at Tour De Victoria 2015The Tour de Victoria has been a wonderful addition to Victoria BC’s cycling community and event scene. It draws hundreds of folks (approx. 1200), from far and wide, out to enjoy the wonderful scenery of our area while challenging themselves in one of the 3 optional rides; Read the rest of this entry »


Men’s Health Day

prostate centreMARK YOUR CALENDARS for the Country Grocer Men’s Health Day — Saturday, September 12
9:30 am – 3:00 pm  Lower Level of Tillicum Mall

Get your free psa test! Read the rest of this entry »


Movies Near Accent Inn locations In British Columbia

hately castleI was thinking the other day about all the movies that have been made in B.C. At the time I was watching the Disney made-for-TV movie The Descendants, which was shot in Victoria and excited to see scenes shot inside and outside Hatley Castle at Royal Roads University, where I used to work. Hatley Castle has been used as a location for over 20 movies and television programs including recent Netflix favourites Witches of East End, and The Killing. Read the rest of this entry »


Environmental Education Is Growing

Photo credit to Kostas Zolotas

Photo credit to Kostas Zolotas

Sierra Club BC is branching out.

For the recent 2014-2015 school year they had a brand-new education team. There is a long history and strong foundation of environmental education to build on, and this season brought new energy and ideas to the programs. Last year they visited 230 classrooms across BC. This means that they directly engaged over 5500 students. Read the rest of this entry »


It’s About How To Travel!

planes train textI was writing a recent blog post on movies shot on location in B.C. and for some inexplicable reason the 1987 movie Planes, Trains and Automobiles came to mind. The one, starring Steve Martin and John Candy, where Martin, an advertising executive travelling home for Thanksgiving, gets bumped from first class to coach and has to sit next to and over-friendly, over-helpful, shower curtain ring salesmen played by Candy. Travel chaos ensues. Read the rest of this entry »

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