FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE APRIL 1, 2014
Equip rooms for horses, BC hotel group says, and lower the stress of separation
VICTORIA, BC – Accent Inns is once again at the forefront of innovation in the highly-competitive world of hospitality, with the addition of one more offering to their already-specialized services: equi-accommodation, aka the provision of rooms for people and horses, together. For many years, the BC-based, family-owned hotel group catered to guests travelling with their pets, their bicycles and motorcycles. Now, horses – whether for show, racing, riding or just companionship – will be shown the same outstanding service that travellers have come to count on at Accent Inns since 1986. Read the rest of this entry »
Spring Sale April 5 – 19, 2014.
Aberdeen Court – 1150 Hillside Drive
Hours 9:30 to 5:30 Monday to Saturday &
12:00 to 5:00 Sundays
Thanks to our fantastic volunteers, donors and customers, Barb’s Used Book and Music School is the Kamloops Symphony’s longest running and most successful fundraiser for more than 20 years. Read the rest of this entry »
Skewed and Reviewed is back at the 4th annual CinemaCon, a gathering of cinema owners and operators from around the world. From exclusive Hollywood product presentations highlighting a slate of upcoming films, to must-see premiere feature screenings, to the biggest stars, producers and directors, CinemaCon helps jumpstart the excitement and buzz that surrounds the summer season at the box office. Read the rest of this entry »
The daffodil is a symbol of strength and courage in the fight against cancer.
Buy a daffodil pin and wear it in April to show Canadians living with cancer that they are not alone.
For more information, visit www.cancer.ca
Pins are available at every Accent Inn in BC as of Friday March 28;
Victoria, Vancouver Airport (Richmond), Burnaby, Kelowna, Kamloops Read the rest of this entry »
A perfect way to spend a spring evening, from the Kamloops Symphony. Read the rest of this entry »
Battlefield 4 video game by EA
Being a multi-billion dollar a year industry would to many be a sign that things are being done well. However for every game that does well and breaks the bank, there are scores that fail to find an audience, largely go unnoticed, or worse, cause a developer to fail. I worked at both Monolith and Sierra as I was starting out as a film and game journalist so I have seen how this system works up close and personally for several years in addition to over 20 years as a game journalist. With that in mind, let us look at the five biggest mistakes that game companies make that often lead to disaster. Read the rest of this entry »
This past weekend I had the fun of attending the Banff Mountain Film Festivals Radical Reels world tour presentation. Accent Inns partnered with the Sierra Club of BC to bring this event to Victoria. As with previous years the films did not disappoint. The audience was either laughing at the gags, saying oooohhh to the incredible scenery or ooouuucchhh as some of the folks in the film didn’t fair so well when meeting with a tree or handrail. Read the rest of this entry »
Recently we got the chance to speak with composer Stephen Barton about his work in the film and game industry. Stephen has recently worked on the score for the impressive looking game TitanFall and was kind enough to talk about the experience with us. The full interview will appear in our Feb 2014 magazine issue but we are posting selections from the interview now. Read the rest of this entry »
As a little Irish Colleen growing up in Ireland, here’s some of the things I remember and was told about St Patrick’s Day; wearing green, pining some shamrock “the real stuff” to our jackets, painting our cheeks, heading out as a family to watch the “St Patrick’s Day parade,” having fun making noise (but not me, I’m a good girl NOT). After the parade we couldn’t wait to get home for that yummy Irish Stew. You could smell it as soon as you walked in the house and of course those green cupcakes for dessert. Mum made the best. Oh and watching the Darby O’Gill and the little people movie. (got to say that banshee was always scary) Read the rest of this entry »
So far Sony has to be overjoyed about the response to their new Playstation 4 system both in terms of sales and reviews. The system is poised to take an even greater step in the next few weeks as it launches in Japan which has traditionally been a successful market for the Japanese company and is rife with eager gamers and technology fans. Read the rest of this entry »