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The Hobbit Trilogy

Hobbit Trilogy photo - desolation of smaug dragonThe much anticipated second film in Peter Jackson’s Hobbit Trilogy has arrived in time to reap box office gold much the way the previous films based on Tolkien’s works have. The film continues the adventure started in the previous film and finds the band of adventurers chased by a pack of Orcs and faced with the deadly and dark Mirkwood Forest as they attempt to reach The Lonely Mountain in time. Read the rest of this entry »

 

Happy New Year

Wishing everyone a wonderful year ahead.

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Merry Christmas

From our family owned business to you and your families, Merry Christmas from Accent Inns and wishing you the best for 2014.
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Star Wars

star warsIf you were to ask anyone who knows me, they would likely confirm that I am a huge Star Wars fan. I would even go as far to say that the film series got me started with writing and journalism at a very early age as I can remember typing up Star Wars inspired stories back in the 80s as well as it and the Prequels being the focal points of many of my speaking engagements and articles in my early days of the site. I am beyond thrilled at the pending sequels and have plenty of interest in the new animated, video game, and stand alone film offerings that are pending. Read the rest of this entry »

 

Mandy Farmer, Red Hot Woman Entrepreneur

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OK, how many of you out there can say you have a Red Hot Woman for a boss and not get slapped, fired or sued… lol.  Well, Chatelaine and Profit Magazines have done that for Accent Inns. Oh that is they named Mandy Farmer one of the 7 Red Hot Woman Entrepreneurs for the year.  Have a read of the article from the Chatelaine written by Tralee Pearce.  Read the rest of this entry »

 

Why EA’s Battlefield 4 Blunders Leaves Them In Call of Duty’s Dust Once Again

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Battlefield 4 video game by EA

In a reported statement to Polygon by an EA spokesperson, the company appears to confirm that EA has ordered Dice to stop all work on the new Star Wars game and Mirrors Edge games in order to fix the numerous issues facing Battlefield 4.

The series is no stranger to bugs as Battlefield Vietnam and Battlefield 3 were almost unplayable at launch on PC until a plethora of patches were released to help resolve the issues. Read the rest of this entry »

 

Accent Inns Russ Hay’s Cycling Team Rides Again

Accent Inns & Russ Hay’s Renew.  Scotiabank Steps Up.  Canadian champion Curtis Dearden to defend Title in 2014. Women’s & Men’s Team Increase in Horse Power

December 13, 2013 – Victoria BC

TAIRHpbPCC_logo_black_webhe Accent Inns Russ Hay’s Cycling Team presented by Scotiabank has announced today its Team roster and new partnerships for the 2014 Racing Season.  “We are very pleased to see that our racing program for 2014 is receiving great interest and support,” explains Jon Watkin, General Manager, “We have been able to strengthen our roster into a winning team on all levels.” Read the rest of this entry »

 

Shaw Lights of Hope

Accent Inns is proud to support our friends and neighbours at Shaw in support of their Lights of Hope campaign

Friday November 29, 2013  The Accent Inn in Victoria BC joined with Shaw in Lighting up the Corner of Blanshard & Cloverdale Ave.

All funds raised by this campaign go to support the Canadian Cancer Society and their efforts to support families and battle this disease.

Watch the Video to learn more about the event, the campaign  ( the Accent Inn guy shows up approx 8:07 along)

Click here to Donate 

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Playstation 4 (PS4) or Xbox for Christmas ?

SKNR Cover Sep2013With all of the hype and hyperbole over the launch of the Playstation 4 and Xbox One starting to fade now that both systems have launched, it is time for us to give both of them a grade and that grade is Incomplete. Now I am not bashing on either of the systems but rather stating that consumers simply do not have enough information to properly evaluate their systems.

When the Playstation 3 launched, there were issues over the price of the unit, the lack of titles available and many cited Resistance as the only solid release exclusive for the PS 3 and waited patiently for future titles.This time out the Playstation 4 has Killzone: Shadow Fall and Knack as their main launch exclusives and offers several free to play games via the Playstation Store.While this is a good step in the right direction especially with a nice selection of third party games such as the latest offerings in the Assassins Creed and Call of Duty series. Read the rest of this entry »

 

Victoria Truck Light Parade – watch it, support it

IMGP0322bBreaker breaker… looks like we got us a convoy

This Saturday night, December 7th, the annual IEOA (Equipment owners association) truck light parade will head through Victoria BC.  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. Cement trucks, dump trucks, slingers, crane trucks, fire trucks, buses and more will form into a convoy and pass before thousands of local families and visitors before ending up as an incredibly bright display at Western Speedway.  The truck owners and companies, their staff, family and friends all come together to pay for and create some incredible displays. These trucks take hours and hours of paid and volunteer time to complete. Every hour that one of these trucks is not “working” that’s money they are not earning for their owners. It’s a huge commitment by all the participants and we thank them so much. With the additional help of a few sponsors (Accent Inns is proud to be one), some great local media support and the generosity of our local municipalities and police departments this event finally comes together. But let’s remember why this started many years ago… to raise awareness and support for those in need. For many years now the Truck light parade has raised 10′s of thousands of pounds of food and $$ for Victoria’s local food banks. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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