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2014 Consumer Electronics Show

11972472643_8873061469_mC.E.S. in Las Vegas was the biggest and best showcase yet for all things technology. This was our third year covering the show and it continues to grow each year as it has sprawled beyond the massive convention center to also include convention space at the Venetian and several hotel suites across town where companies base themselves for private meetings.

Unlike most other trade shows and conventions, C.E.S. is home to everything from computer and console hardware and accessories to more innovative products which include medical products, audio technology, television, home appliances, vehicle tech, and much more. Simply put if it runs on batteries or electricity, you can bet there is a place for it at the show. Read the rest of this entry »

 

Motorcycle Friendly Hotel Manager Races in the 46th Baja 1000 #2

photo 2Pre running the course is so important for the race.  It allows you to see all the hazards before race day so you can ride your fastest when it matters.  The course also changes so much during the 2 weeks leading up to the race as you have 300 plus vehicles doing the same thing as you.  So nice sandy roads turn into torn up, whooped out, silt infested trails.  Good times. Read the rest of this entry »

 

Why Be a Dog Friendly Hotel?

KE Sep 2009 18bSo many folks tell us how thrilled they are that Accent Inns is a dog friendly hotel, but on occasion I get asked by some, “why would you welcome dogs in your hotels?” I can understand if someone isn’t a pet owner they might not understand. It’s simple really, our pets (dogs, cats, etc…) are living breathy mammals just like you and I and being so, it’s instinctual (in my opinion) for us to form tight bonds, love our pets. Read the rest of this entry »

 

PlayStation 4 – Infamous

inFAMOUS_Second_Son-Delsin_Rocket_1377021656Recently I got the chance to have some up close and hands on time with the pending PlayStation 4 exclusive Infamous: Second Son. During our coverage of the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Sony had a massive exhibit space that featured everything from UHD Televisions to wearable tech and of course the PlayStation 4. The game is the third in the Infamous series and follows a new character named Deslin who is a graffiti artist in Seattle.

The city is under the crushing control of the Department of Unified Protection, or DUP and when his powers become active, Deslin must battle the DUP to restore freedom to the city. Read the rest of this entry »

 

Motorcycle Friendly Hotel Manager Races in the 46th Baja 1000

Training for Baja 1000For me, this crazy dream all started in 2008 when a good friend of mine and owner of Action Motorcycles, invited me on a dirt bike trip to a little town on the Sea of Cortes, San Felipe Baja Mexico.  This sounded like a fun adventure.  I had no idea that 6 trips later over 5 years, would have us lined up to race the toughest non-stop off-road race in the world. A Victoria BC Hotel Manager racing the 46th Baja 1000, who would have imagined that? Read the rest of this entry »

 

New Year, New Outlook

JanuaryCan you believe we’re already more than half way through January! I know folks that went ahead and made New Year’s resolutions are already cringing at the ones they’ve broken or have to “look forward” to. If making resolutions is your thing then all the power to you but I’m taking a different approach this year.

Although you don’t have to use January 1 as a “start date” for simplicities sake I’m going with it. I’m taking the approach that the past is the past and the future is open, flexible, untamed. The future is what we decide to make it (consciously or not). I’ve taken the approach of not looking back at all my mistakes, all the decisions I’ve made, all the things I may not have achieved  and then to make resolutions intended to change my behaviour(s) and to correct my discretions or avoidance in the past. Looking at the future I’ve started saying to myself (yes I talk to myself…lol) what is it that I want to do this year? Where do I want to go? Who do I want to see? Read the rest of this entry »

 

Worst of 2013 in Film and Game

Justin, Joseph, and I put our list of the worst of 2013 in film and game. Drop us a line to let us know what you think and what we missed.

Joseph’s List

Man-Of-Steel-Henry-Cavill-Kal_El-3Man of Steel,
Despite it being a “fantasy” movie, it was just way over the top for me and I could not forgive the way it completely spit in the face of Superman lore.

The Lone Ranger
Johnny Depp reportedly made this film a requirement in order to secure his services for future appearances as Captain Jack Sparrow. You have to wonder what part of a big budget film based on characters that have not been relevant for over 60 years was a good idea for today’s audiences. Read the rest of this entry »

 

Okanagan Symphony Orchestra is Movin On Up

Knowles House

Knowles House

The Okanagan Symphony Orchestra  is in motion, the Administration that is. On February 1 we will move in to our new offices at Knowles House, 865 Bernard Ave., Kelowna.
We love the house and the location, right next to a park, beautifully manicured by the City of Kelowna, where we can envision summer concerts in our more freewheeling moments.

Everything’s on the ground floor and is totally accessible, which gives us the opportunity to bring our ticketing in house, with our own space where our patrons can pick up tickets, ask questions and get to know us a bit better. Read the rest of this entry »

 

Gaming Reviews in 2013.

Company of Heroes 2While most publications and site like us have posted their best of and worst of for movies and games, I decided to wrap up 2013 with something a bit different. I will be looking at my biggest disappointments in gaming during 2013.

Inclusion on the list does not mean that I have classified the games as bad, but rather ones that disappointed me but not living up to the expectations of the game or it’s potential. Read the rest of this entry »

 

She Kills Me

She Kills MeFull season of 13 episodes to be broadcast on Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN)

Victoria-based Less Bland Productions in association with APTN and Drama Camp Productions is pleased to announce the premiere of She Kills MeThe series will begin broadcasting January 8th.

She Kills Me is a 13-episode series of comedy specials that will shine the spotlight on over two dozen hilarious, established and up-and-coming Canadian female comics, including Dawn Dumont, Sharon Shorty, Carilynn Nicholson, Katie-Ellen Humphries, Sharon Mahoney, Carolyn Mark and Karen Brelsford. This half-hour series features some of the funniest and fiercest female comedians in Canada. Each episode will feature one Aboriginal and one non-Aboriginal performer. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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