Vancouver is a fun city, there is always lots going on, and some of the free activities include Stanley Park, a stroll along the picturesque sea wall or a picnic in the park (just watch out for those sneaky squirrels). When in Vancouver, a must-see is Granville Island. There’s so many unique shops and you’ll want to visit the Public market for fresh fruits and vegetables. There’s also several delis and restaurants – slurp Japanese noodles, grab a slice of pizza, nosh on Greek gyros or sit on the wharf and enjoy Pajo’s Fish & Chips (the best). Oh and don’t get me started on all the many, many yummy sweet treats “to die for”. Read the rest of this entry »
One wonderful thing about Kelowna B.C. (besides the fact that it has an Accent Inn) is that it’s located next to one of the most beautiful lakes in the Northwest. Okanagan Lake is approx. 110 kms long and when you visit Kelowna, you’re roughly in the middle. A lake of this size, in one of the warmest areas of B.C. is perfect for just about anything. Avoiding your mother in-law or that cousin that just won’t leave you alone… It evens hosts a lake “monster” Ogopogo. No really it does! I tried to get it to eat my cousin when I was little but alas, it must be a vegetarian. Read the rest of this entry »
When we talk about “experiencing local” we want to take you beyond the usual, the expected and the traditional. When visiting Victoria B.C. we highly recommend taking in some of the more well-known attractions or activities such as visiting the Butchart Gardens, have an exhilarating ride with Eagle Wing whale watching tours or perhaps a wonderful kayak day tour with Ocean River Sports. But then there’s the not so well known… Victoria and Vancouver Island have some award winning, scenic and downright tasty wineries. Read the rest of this entry »
BURNABY – July 9, 2013 – The Adoptive Families Association of BC (AFABC) is pleased to present Accent Inns with the 2013 Spirit Award – Corporate.
This award recognizes the support Accent Inns has provided to adoptive families in British Columbia. Accent Inns regularly donates room vouchers to AFABC, which allows parents to travel out of town to meet and visit with the newest members of their families. The vouchers also help out-of-town families attend AFABC training sessions and workshops in Burnaby. Read the rest of this entry »
Chance to Go Hog Wild for Accent Inns’ “Bike Love…All Revved Up” Program
July 10, 2013, Victoria, BC – Accent Inns has launched a chain-wide Motorcycle Friendly hotel program catering to motorcyclists , with improved overnight storage, bike wash stations, secure lock ups and easy to access laundry facilities. Though the B.C. based hotel chain has always been popular with cyclists and the “Bike Love” program, the addition of the “Bike Love…All Revved Up” program was suggested by Victoria general manager (and avid rider) Chris Knight as a means to improve motorcyclist holidays throughout British Columbia. Read the rest of this entry »
This is the first year Accent Inns has supported the Family Support Institute of BC as part of our InnAid program, but you’d think that this relationship has been in place for years.
I first met Angela Clancy, Executive Director for FSI BC, at an internet conference and then again a chamber of commerce premiers luncheon. Not that common do I run into not-profit representatives at the more “high-level corporate” events. But then again Angela and the Family Support Institute are not all that common. Their drive to gain support for families with disabilities is unending and has gained incredible awareness in the “inner circles”. That doesn’t mean they are supported as they could or should be but they sure won’t stop until they are.
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When you work for a hotel company you get used to customers coming to your place of business so it was a very nice change for the Accent Inns Sales Team to visit some of our customers at their place of business. We also had the chance to experience what many of our RV rental guests do as they leave our hotel at Vancouver Airport to take on the trip to northern BC and beyond.
On May 8th 4 of our Sales Team and 4 of our ducks took to the road in 2 campers from Fraserway RV Rentals. We travelled from Vancouver to Whitehorse visiting a number of towns along the way. What we discovered it that we live in a very big province filled with amazing scenery and incredibly friendly towns and villages. Read the rest of this entry »
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 20, 2013, St. George, Quebec:
Two relatively unknown cyclists from Victoria BC surprised the entire Canadian cycling world today by besting some of Canada’s top Elite and Professional Cyclists at the 2013 Canadian National Cycling Championships in St. Georges, Quebec.
In the women’s Elite Race, 23 year old Tripleshot Racing Club rider, Anika Todd, missed taking the Gold Medal in the Women’s Elite Time Trial by only 20 seconds in her first ever National Cycling Championships. The Uvic Grad covered the 27 km distance in 40 min 40 sec, which was not fast enough to beat Joelle Numainville of the Optum p/b Kelly Benefits Pro Cycling Team. However, she was able to hold off Professional Cyclist and Olympic Bronze medalist, Jasmine Glaesser by 19 seconds to take the silver medal. Anika credits the support of the Tripleshot Cycling Club and coach Peter Lawless for her impressive performance. Read the rest of this entry »
That’s what happened on June 18, when members of the Victoria Hotel Sales and Marketing Committee boarded the “Big Bike” and pedaled through downtown Victoria to raise over $3000.00 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Read the rest of this entry »
A reprint from AFABC
The Adoptive Families Association of BC is a registered nonprofit organization that has supported adoptive families for over 35 years. Our mission is to promote and support adoption with a greater vision of finding a permanent loving family for every child. AFABC’s province wide services ensure that adoptive families are educated and supported before, during, and long after their children come home. We also serve children and youth across the province by facilitating permanency planning and child specific recruitment programs aimed at finding forever homes for the over 1,200 children in BC’s foster care system that are waiting to be adopted. Read the rest of this entry »