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2nd Annual ALS Cycle of Hope Launches

Friday, June 14th, 2013

Here’s a copy of the ALS Cycle of Hope Launch – June Press Release -  “Inspiring hope for families living with ALS”

ALS Cycle of Hope Riders

VICTORIA – A new crop of riders are set to pedal 700 kilometers for seven days starting in Kamloops August 8th and finishing in Keremeos August 14th for the 2nd Annual ALS Cycle of Hope. This year’s Awareness Journey will be more demanding physically but will also feature riders who have been directly affected by ALS through family and friends.

“I’m so excited to build on what we accomplished last year by growing the size of the team and the scope of this year’s event”, said Cindy Lister the inspiration behind the Cycle of Hope. “Last year was about riding for my Dad and starting this journey. This year it’s about spreading the awareness further with each of these riders sharing their stories and those of every community we ride through.”

In addition to the Awareness Journey, this year the public can join one of two community rides in Kelowna on August 11th; a 30 or a 70-kilometer loop or join a virtual ride on-line (www.cycleofhope.ca) where riders can track their mileage and raise support for ALS in their own community.  (more…)

 

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Pass it along

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

There is a line in a song by the British rock band Chumbawamba that says “Pass it along by word of mouse”   This is not just a great lyric but a statement that pretty much defines our world today.

Within moments of taking a photo, receiving a video, a joke or a special offer, we pass it along to all those folks on our contact list without a moment’s though.  But should we perhaps give it a moment’s thought?

How many of us pass it along without removing the email addresses of those dozens of people who have passed it along to us?  How many of us pass it along to people we barely know without a moment’s thought as to their political or religious views, their workplace email policies or even the validity of the content? (more…)

 

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Dog Friendly Kamloops

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

At Accent Inns we not only speak Kamloopsian, we also speak Pekinese and Boxer and Terrier.  And while Kamloops B.C. is a great city to visit for many reasons; one of the best is its dog-friendliness!

Activities ranging from kayaking, hiking and rock hounding to rollerblading, GeoCaching and beach walking are all possible with your four-legged family members.  Kamloops has 15 off-leash dog parks, 14 on-leash parks and 3 off-leash dog beaches.  If this isn’t doggie heaven, it’s certainly on the way!

The City of Kamloops is so dog-friendly Tourism Kamloops actually has a doggie mascot – a Golden retriever named “Kamloops Kooper”.  Kooper is especially fond of hiking in Kenna Cartwright Park and Peterson Creek, and wandering among the downtown sidewalk cafes where there are always doggie water bowls to help keep him cool on those hot and sunny Okanagan summer days. (more…)

 

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Treasure Hunting in BC

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

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 in their natural habitat.  You may even get a glimpse of their private gardens, their pets and their friends. (more…)

 

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BC Day – is it just another long weekend?

Monday, August 6th, 2012

BC Flag

For some people BC Day (Aug 6, 2012) is just another excuse for a long summer weekend.  But for many, it means much more than that.

People who grew up in BC may sometimes take this province for granted but for those of us who are here by choice, it is really a very special place.  We came here for many reasons but no matter the reason, most of us are totally enthralled by the weather, the natural beauty, the diversity of the population and the healthy lifestyle. Whether we moved from the East Coast, the Middle East or the Far East – British Columbia is special in so many ways.

Anybody who has ever visited BC goes away with tales of the beauty of the mountains, the ocean and the parks. But for those of us who live here, there is a great deal more to celebrate.  We may get used to living in such amazing beauty.  We may even complain about the weather. But given the choice most of us would not live anywhere else. (more…)

 

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Kamloops Hotel joins with the local Symphony

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012
Kamloops hotel proud to support Kamloops Symphony

Kamloops symphony & Accent Inns join forces

For Immediate Release

Accent Inns has no “Treble” supporting the Kamloops Symphony

Kamloops B.C. January 25, 2012

Accent Inns, the small BC owned and operated hotel chain, and the Kamloops Symphony are excited to start 2012 off with the announcement that the Accent Inn Kamloops hotel will be supporting the symphony and the talented musicians brought in to perform for all the local music lovers.  Experience superb live orchestral and chamber music performed by the Kamloops Symphony and renowned guest artists.

Performances are scheduled every month from September to May in Kamloops. (more…)

 

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Been to Kamloops yet?

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

TripAdvisor is offering a special perk to anyone who posts a review for restaurants, attractions and Kamloops hotels. If you were thinking of posting a review regarding a recent stay looks like now might be the time!

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Survivors – Accent Inn team and Power to Play

Monday, May 17th, 2010
Power to play 2010 Accent Inn Dusters

Power to play 2010 Accent Inn Dusters

Several months ago Mandy Farmer, the President of Accent Inns put the word out that she was looking for volunteers to participate in the Power to Play adventure race. The race is in support of the great work done by the Power to Be organization with challenges designed by Anthony Bishop who also designs for the TV shows Survivor and the Amazing race. Always having community spirit and a sense of adventure it didn’t take long for several volunteers to come forth from the Head office staff and so was born the Accent Inn “Dusters”. The intrepid volunteers (or sacrifices depending on your perspective) were Dave Splawski, Chris Knight, John Espley and our “fearless leader” Mandy Farmer. (more…)

 

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Kamloops Hotel welcomes spring with a ROAR!

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

Cougar photo compliments of the BC Wildlife Park Kamloops

The Accent Inn Kamloops leads the BC hotel chain into spring 2010 with the addition of a brand new package. “We’ve put together a great BC experience with our new BC Wildlife Park package”, said Katie Bahnsen, General Manager Accent Inn Kamloops.  British Columbia and Accent Inns alike are known for our friendly people but this package let’s visitors see many of our “other” local residents.

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