I just got my winter tires put back on my car. I never used to have them, but when I bought my new car the dealer gave me a set on rims, so I’ve become a convert. I love the increased traction in heavy rain, icy conditions and snow, especially as I have family living in Whistler now. Read the rest of this entry »
Hey everyone, we have a convoy coming to town Saturday December 5th. “That’s right” the annual IEOA (Island Equipment Owners Association) truck light parade will head through Victoria. From 5:45 pm to 8:30 pm, main streets, side streets and even back streets will be lit up by some of the most colorful collection of vehicles ever seen. Read the rest of this entry »
At this time of year I start to dread having to buy gifts for family and friends. It’s not that I’m tight with my money or anything; it’s just that I never know what to give people. For instance, I’ve been married 35-years and buying something new and different for my wife is almost impossible. I know she likes sweaters, purses, jewelry, and a bunch of other stuff but I’ve already bought everything she likes at least once, if not a half-dozen times, over the years. So, this year I’ve been trawling the Internet for inspiration and one such search centered on what to buy my eldest son who loves to travel. Read the rest of this entry »
Accent Inns understands that Christmas can be a magical and stressful, wonderful and tiring experience for many people, especially for those who are travelling to spend time with their families, so the family-owned chain is offering rates for Christmas Eve and Christmas for those weary family members arriving from afar. Read the rest of this entry »
I was checking out the Victoria Grizzlies schedule the other day to see when I could catch a game. I’m not a hockey fanatic, my kids were into rugby, but I do like to watch a game or two when I get the chance. So, I was surprised to see the Victoria Grizzlies, who are supported by many companies including Accent Inns by the way, have eleven games scheduled in November. For some reason I didn’t think they played quite so much and this got me thinking about the hockey parents behind these successful 17 to 20 year-old Grizzlies, who for years must have dedicated much of their spare time to the sport and their prodigies. This in turn made me think about all hockey moms and dads (and I suppose grandpas and grandmas too) and the sheer insane commitment they have to their children’s sport. Read the rest of this entry »
November 15th is National Philanthropy Day (NPD) – a day to celebrate and recognize those who contribute to good causes and make this world a better place. This day has been celebrated worldwide since 1986, but it only became officially designated by the Canadian government on November 5, 2012. Read the rest of this entry »
Generally, we like to keep the Accent Inn blog informative, light and humorous.
Remembrance Day and war are not light topics.
Many of us have lost family & friends in conflicts we asked Mike to offer his reflections on what remembrance meant to him. Read the rest of this entry »