The following is a reprint from Friction Zone Magazine and we thank them.
Mr. Motorcycle. Nearly everyone in Canada knew Frederick Trevor (Trev) Deeley by that nickname. After all, by the time he passed away at age 82 in March of 2002, he had six solid and very successful decades behind him of racing, selling, collecting, customizing, designing, and well, just generally promoting all things motorcycle. Trev Deeley was one of those individuals who managed to combine his birthright with passion, shrewd business acumen, fearlessness, and intelligence so spectacularly that he left behind not only an empire, but also a hefty legacy. In his case, the empire he built rests on Fred Deeley Ltd., which is the sole Canadian distributor (and the only one in the world not partially or wholly owned by the factory) of Harley Davidson motorcycles and branded merchandise. On the legacy side, Deeley also left behind Canada’s largest private collection of motorcycles—a 280-strong (and still growing) dream garage of machines that ranges across 60 marques and illustrates the long history of the Deeley’s involvement in the industry. Read More about the Deeley Motorcycle Exhibition
Oct 3, 2012
For Immediate Release
TripAdvisor Reviewers Have Done it Again!
It was pretty special when Accent Inns
announced that all five Accent Inn hotels around the province had received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence in 2011. Can you believe they’ve done it again!
Actually their customers have done it with submitting all those wonderful reviews. The little home grown, local BC hotel chain has received a 2012 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for every one of their 5 locations.
Why did they do so well for reviews? “It is really the awesome team behind the scenes that works so hard to give every customer a comfortable, fun and relaxing stay. We’ve recently gone through a re-branding process for Accent Inns and when we were taking that hard look at just what makes us special, different, we came to the conclusion that it’s our people. The fun new style you can see online and in our properties is a testament to the wonderfully relaxed and fun way our team members go about their jobs and interact with our guests.” Mandy Farmer, President & CEO Accent Inns. read more on trip advisor reviews
Camosun Chargers begin another season
Accent Inns is once again proud to be a sponsor of the Camosun Chargers. We are supporting the annual Tip-Off dinner and hope you’ll join us. See below for a re-print of the Chargers latest press release.
Chargers basketball pre-season begins
Friday will mark the beginning of a very busy weekend for the Camosun College basketball student-athletes and coaches who will be kicking off their preseason with their annual Chargers Tip-Off Dinner and Auction Fundraiser, Coaches’ Clinic and Alumni Games.
The action starts Friday (September 28) as the teams host the Chargers’ sixth annual Tip-Off Dinner and Auction Fundraiser at the Harbour Towers Hotel. Tickets are still available for the event which features special guest, Julianne Zussmann, veteran member of the world’s number-one ranked Canadian National Women’s Rugby Team and Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympics hopeful. more on the camosun chargers
The following is a reprint from the Whitecaps FC blog and we thank them:
On the Saturday (of the long weekend) morning as the sun beamed down on the Minoru Oval in Richmond Vancouver, eight U16 girls’ teams and eight U16 boys’ teams arrived to stake their claim for their respective titles. The invite-only tournament consisted of players from the EA Sports BC Soccer Premier League (BCSPL), who were eager to show-case their pre-season form. “On behalf of the EA SPORTS BC Soccer Premier League and its participating clubs, I would like to thank adidas Canada for once again offering us the opportunity to be exclusive participants in the adidas Champions Cup,” said David Haber, president of the BCSPL. “This event provides our U-16 teams with an ideal competitive environment as they prepare for the fall season of the league, which starts on the weekend of September 15th and 16th.” More on the adidas champions cup
One of the wonderful things about Victoria BC is our moderate climate. This means that many of those wonderful outdoor activities that most folks in Canada think are only practical in the summer are actually available to “Victorians” year round. Golfing is of course one of the more common or well advertised activities. You’ll even find folks golfing over the Christmas and New years holidays. Golfing is only one of many wonderful outdoor activities available in the region. The South Island has some of the most scenic and fun Mountain Biking trails anywhere and you won’t need spiked tires to ride in the winter. Sure you might deal with a little more mud but heh, are you a “real” mountain biker or what? ...read more about off-season activities in Victoria BC
All of us at Accent Inns are so proud of the Vancouver Canadians.
This is a reprint from their Blog with the story of the big finish!
Suddenly, the Vancouver Canadians are making a habit of winning the Northwest League championship. Kellen Sweeney ignited a seven-run eighth inning with a two-run single and Art Charles capped it with a bases-loaded triple Sunday as Vancouver rallied for a 12-9 victory at Boise and its second straight title. ..read more about the NWL champs
I guess it depends on how you look at it–many people might see it as the end of summer – but even though my favorite time of the year is summer – I see September as a time for new beginnings. When we were young, it was an exciting time when you went back to school and saw all your old friends and showed off your new clothes and that great summer tan. But it was also a stressful time when you started a new grade, perhaps went to a new school, had new teachers and had to meet all the new kids in your class. I must say as an adult – I don’t miss those first few weeks in September. (what I do miss however, is the previous 2 months of summer vacation!). ...read more on September in BC
A long time ago I must confess, I was a little bit in love with Tony Bennett and although he is older now, I must also confess that I may still be!
I’ve never been to a concert where the performer received a standing ovation before they actually performed but that’s what happened a few nights ago when Tony Bennett took the stage at the Royal Theatre in Victoria B.C. after a 20 minute performance by his daughter Antonia Bennett.
Many in the audience had grown up with his music and there was no denying the love as Tony reminisced about the early days of his career, telling everybody that he and Rosemary Clooney were the original “American Idols”. He also shared how Bob Hope had given him his stage name – a shortened version of his birth name Anthony Dominick Benedetto. ..read more on Tony Bennett performing in Victoria BC
If you’ve ever fancied yourself to be a bit like Indiana Jones searching for ancient artifacts or Jacques Cousteau combing the ocean floor for pirate treasure, you may be interested in a slightly more modern version of these activities – the garage sale.
That’s right. Today’s garage and yard sales are the way that modern urbanites get an opportunity to study both the current and past lifestyles through the discarded treasures of their fellow man (and more often their fellow woman).
When visiting another city, there are plenty of opportunities to see the place as the city officials wish you to – tourist attractions, scenic walks, restaurants and hotels – but attending a garage sale gives you the opportunity to view those city dwellers (the locals) in their natural habitat. You may even get a glimpse of their private gardens, their pets and their friends. ...read more about the fun of checking out garage sales
Back in July, Donna Price ( Regional Sales Manager Sports and Groups for Accent Inns) and a few friends had a special opportunity to visit the SOS Children’s Village, Ennerdale just outside of Johannesburg. This is a look at their trip and experiences….
It was a beautifully kept place for almost 200 children who come from different circumstances (orphaned or lack of family care). They integrate the children in the community in Schooling, projects and prepare the kids to be self sufficient once they leave the village. The children were well taken care of in a home-style setting. In addition to the children, they also have small homes for the retired house mothers or “aunties”. We met a couple of them – one 62 years and one 86 years old. ... read more on the SOS childrens visit