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The History The Royal Canadian Legion

poppytray1Accent Inns has been a proud supporter of the Royal Canadian Legion for many years and guests can always donate and get their poppy at any of the hotel locations in Victoria, Richmond, Burnaby, Kamloops, Kelowna. Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

Getting the FSIBC Engaged in your community

Danielle, Angela, & Valerie with the Accent Inns duck

Danielle, Angela, & Valerie with the Accent Inns duck

After hearing about the Family Support Institute of BC all month, you may be wondering how to get FSIBC to support families in your community. Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

Halloween – English or North American

guyfawkesAs many of my readers know, I was born and brought up in England, so Halloween was unknown to me until I moved to Canada almost a quarter of a century ago. When I was a kid we celebrated Guy Fawkes Day (aka Bonfire Night) on November 5th. For several weeks prior to the big day we’d make our ‘Guy’ an effigy of the original Guy Fawkes who was part of a plot, to blow up the U.K. Houses of Lords on November 5th 1605. We’d then take it out onto the streets and basically panhandle – calling “Penny for the Guy, penny for the Guy” and depending on how good your Guy was, passersby would toss some change into your hat. Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

HUB Cycling Staff Retreat to Accent Inns, Victoria

Staff Retreat 2015 - bike laneHUB Cycling is a charitable non-profit society that works to get more people cycling for transportation, more often. We are based in Metro Vancouver where we provide education in schools, community centres and workplaces, action to make cycling conditions better, and events like Bike to Work Week. Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

Fly or Drive BC This Winter?

FlyandDriveI’ve travelled extensively across this wonderful province both by car and by airplane and as winter approaches I got to thinking about the pros and cons of both alternatives. On the face of it flying is quicker but more expensive, and driving is slower and less expensive. But is that all there is to it? Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

FSIBC’s 30th Anniversary

Oct15ThirtyHelp them to continue to support families!
Has YOUR family been supported by FSIBC and theirr volunteer network? Do YOU know of someone who could benefit from their approach to support? Help them to continue to support families! Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

Thanksgiving – U.S. vs Canada

Happy-ThanksgivingI was watching Planes, Trains and Automobiles, starring Steve Martin and John Candy, recently and was struck by how important it was for these two completely different Americans to get home for Thanksgiving – more so I think than if they had been Canadians (I realize Candy was actually born in Canada). It made me wonder what other differences there are between the two special days. Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

Running Around British Columbia

DF raceThe other day I was looking at all the organizations Accent Inns sponsor, or support and came across an intriguing one called Dirty Feet. Excuse me I thought – why are they sponsoring unhygienic practices? Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

Family Support In BC Has A New Name

Family Support Institute of BC LogoIt’s Official – Family Support in BC has a new name.

October 2, 2015: New Westminster, B.C. – The Family Support Institute Board of Directors, over the last several years, has been contemplating how FSI can be better represented as having a provincial scope. Their official name was the West Coast Family Support Institute Society which implied that they only served families living on the Westcoast of BC, when they actively serve people ALL ACROSS our province. At FSI’s AGM on June 12, 2015, the membership unanimously voted to approve a special resolution to approve a society name change from the “West Coast Family Support Institute Society” to the “Family Support Institute of BC Society” (FSIBC). They feel this name change will help people to see that they are a provincial society in all aspects of their work. Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

Arthritis Active

IrunYouRun4 - AdrienneGetting up and getting out can be a pain, especially when you are actually IN pain.

I was diagnosed with Arthritis (JIA) at age four, which means I have spent my whole live learning how to live a full, happy and active life in harmony with a chronic illness. Some days are better than others but one thing I have learned is the most important part of managing my disease is staying active. “Motion is lotion” as they say! Read the rest of this entry »

 
 
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