A Russ Hay’s/Accent Inns team member riding in last years Grand Prix
This weekend Victoria BC hosts the Robert Cameron Law Cycling series featuring the Russ Hay’s/Accent Inns Bastion Square Grand Prix
The 2013 Robert Cameron Law Cycling Series returns as the kickoff event for the Victoria International Cycling Festival. This year’s racing events follow the same race format as 2012 with a time trial on Dallas Road, a gruelling Road Race in Metchosin, and a fast and furious Circuit race in downtown Victoria around the historical Bastion Square. Kids ages 5-10 also get to take part by riding with some of Canada’s top cyclists in the Tim Horton’s Timbits Challenge.
The Victoria International Cycling Festival is Canada’s biggest cycling event that celebrates, supports, and grows the awareness of cycling not only in Victoria but all across Canada. Read the rest of this entry »
Here’s a copy of the FSIBC’s May Press Release.
Announcing the winners of the Family Support Institute (FSI) first annual Celebration of Families Awards
New Westminster, BC, May 2013 – The mission statement of the Family Support Institute is: To strengthen and support families faced with the extraordinary circumstances that come with having a family member who has a disability”.
FSI is about Families. Our Celebration of Families awards are our way to celebrate families and thank and recognize those people and organizations across British Columbia that “strengthen and support ALL families, not just families with a member with a disability”.
On April 20, 2013, during our Annual FSI Training Weekend at Naramata we presented Celebration of Families awards in the four categories of: FSI RP/RFM volunteer, non-FSI volunteer, Corporation and
Organization. Read the rest of this entry »
Donna Price & Kim Jones
What do you get when you cross Moliere’s Don Juan, scandalous comedy at the Gateway Theatre, excellent appies and libations in a wonderful atmosphere overlooking Minoru Park on a sunny (and dry!) evening? A great evening out and courtesy of the Accent Inns to boot!
Accent Inns recently hosted an evening of wonderful food and fabulous theatre at a private reception at the Gateway Theatre (Richmond BC) – a thank you to our customers and supporters. Read the rest of this entry »
Golf is a sport that combines walking long distances with explosive movement of hitting a ball. This combination of endurance and accuracy requires training, and golf fitness training has proven to be effective in helping golfers improve their skills. When concentrating on fitness to improve your golf swing, you will need to focus on strengthening your wrists and forearms, increasing abdominal and lower back muscles, and keeping your hips and back flexible. Read the rest of this entry »
The Accent Inn Victoria, Open for Business
April 13, 2013
Fire Takes Restaurant But Not Hotel Spirit
This past Thursday night, April 11th, a suspicious fire did irreparable damage to the ABC country restaurant located at the Accent Inn Victoria, 3233 Maple St. Fire is certainly something feared by everyone but even more so when it comes to a large complex like an apartment or hotel. When the call came into the Accent Inn front desk, the staff immediately followed the procedures they had been taught. Calls went out to their management and staff and evacuation procedures quickly began with police and fireman joining to assist. The restaurant being closed, luckily was empty with no staff present there.
People and pets had the opportunity to stay warm in waiting BC Transit Busses. After rooms had been cleared and head-counts taken the hotel staff proceeded to secure rooms at other local hotels for all guests, some of whom were still in their pajamas. Read the rest of this entry »
Accent Inns is a proud sponsor of the Camosun Chargers, Below is a re-post of their latest press release
Camosun golfers L-R: Brady Stead, Grant Maskiewich, Kevin Walz & Jared Hundza
The Camosun College Chargers men’s golf team earned their second consecutive Bear Mountain Collegiate tournament title this past weekend, finishing five-strokes ahead of the competition and starting the 2013 season off with a great win.
“It was a terrific weekend of golf at Bear Mountain,” comments Chargers Head Coach John Randle. “The courses were in fantastic shape and the players had a great time. I am proud of my guys for pulling out a victory so early in the golf season.” Read the rest of this entry »
Karen at the Vancouver Island Outdoor Expo
OK, how does a little hotel chain like Accent Inns combine our love of the cycling community, our fun loving style, our search for adventure (well most of us…) and our key value of community support? It’s easy. A prime example was two recent events we supported; The Banff Mountain Film Festival’s Radical Reels Tour and the Vancouver Island Outdoor Adventure Expo. Read the rest of this entry »
There was once a time when the only high-tech device in my suitcase was a travel alarm clock. I rarely travelled outside North America with any other electronic devices as the difference in voltage and plug types made it a big hassle. In those days I travelled pretty light.
Times have changed. Now I can’t leave home (even for a weekend) without a whole suitcase full of gadgets that I somehow believe that I cannot live without.
The Travel Alarm Clock is no longer required as many of my other devices have that functionality and most hotels do offer wake-up calls so I have that base covered. But why do I need all these other things? Are they just toys or do I really need them for survival? Read the rest of this entry »
Ok, so teeing off at 6:30 pm seems kinda late for most serious golfers, but if you are going to play in Air North’s “Midnight Sun” Golf Tournament, then your shot-gun start time is 6:30pm and don’t be late!
A few years ago, my colleague Donna Price and myself were invited by Air North to play in their Midnight Sun Golf Tournament and represent our company Accent Inns.- We jumped at the opportunity, and we both agreed “it’s a once in a lifetime experience to be coming off the golf course at 1:30am when it’s still light out!” Usually held around summer solstice June 21st, when dusk is sometime after 11 pm, you can still see your score card (unfortunately).
They get a full turn out every year at Mountainview Golf Course, just outside of Whitehorse where Jeff Wiggins (originally from Saskatchewan) is the CPGA Head Pro. Jeff kindly warned us not to go too far into the bush looking for a ball because late in the evening is when the critters come out and some are friendly and some not The rules are fairly relaxed anyway with lots of the local beer (Chilkoot lager, Lead dog and Yukon gold) being consumed. The party starts when everyone is off the course around 1:30am with prizes, a sumptuous buffet and … well yes….more beer. We called for a taxi at 3:00am to go back into Whitehorse to our hotel and it was still light out. It felt strange going to bed when it was light out but I guess you get used to it when you live in the land of the Midnight Sun…as Robert Service said in one of his poems “there are strange things done in the midnight sun”.
Helen Wright Regional Sales Manager Accent Inns Burnaby
Join the fun and checkout the 2013 show!
The 4th Annual Vancouver Island Outdoor Adventure Expo comes to Victoria at the Pearkes Recreation Centre this weekend on March 22, 23, 24, 2013. This three-day event features camping, kayaking, hiking, fishing, biking, outdoor getaways, travel, products and accessories – plus so much more!
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