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Family Day Fun – 5 Ways To Make Your Day Special

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

family day 2016It’s here again, the fourth Family Day happens on February 8th – it’s the only statutory day we get off between New Year’s Day and Good Friday, so let’s make the best of it.

Did you know that it’s only a provincial statutory holiday? Federal government workers have to work – that sucks! And, not every province celebrates it – only B.C. Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Ontario. So, we’re pretty lucky eh? (more…)

 

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Top Ten Reasons to Book Direct

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

booking directI’m constantly frustrated when trying to book a hotel that I think I’m going to their website, when in fact I’ve accidentally chosen an online booking company. I know everyone has to make a living but personally I’ve found it frustrating that these sites can appear ahead of the actual company I’m looking for. Personally I have never, ever, booked through one of them – honest! (more…)

 

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8 Exciting Winter Activities Across B.C.

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

winter activitiesFull disclosure, I’m not a fan of the cold, the rain, and especially snow. If I didn’t love Canada, and especially B.C. so much, I’d move to somewhere the sun is always shining. Now, that’s not to say I don’t like après winter activities – you know watching people have fun from the bar with a dry martini in hand! (more…)

 

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Christmas Special, “We Get It.”

Thursday, December 17th, 2015

christmas specialAccent Inns understands that Christmas can be a magical and stressful, wonderful and tiring experience for many people, especially for those who are travelling to spend time with their families, so the family-owned chain is offering rates for Christmas Eve and Christmas for those weary family members arriving from afar. (more…)

 

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Gift Ideas For The Traveller In Your Family

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

Gift card close-upAt this time of year I start to dread having to buy gifts for family and friends. It’s not that I’m tight with my money or anything; it’s just that I never know what to give people. For instance, I’ve been married 35-years and buying something new and different for my wife is almost impossible. I know she likes sweaters, purses, jewelry, and a bunch of other stuff but I’ve already bought everything she likes at least once, if not a half-dozen times, over the years. So, this year I’ve been trawling the Internet for inspiration and one such search centered on what to buy my eldest son who loves to travel. (more…)

 

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Christmas is Coming

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

checking inand Accent Inns wants to let you know that, “We Get It.”

Accent Inns understands that Christmas can be a magical and stressful, wonderful and tiring experience for many people, especially for those who are travelling to spend time with their families, so the family-owned chain is offering rates for Christmas Eve and Christmas for those weary family members arriving from afar. (more…)

 

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At Accent Inns “we get it.”

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

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Remember Their Sacrifice

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

we rememberGenerally, we like to keep the Accent Inn blog informative, light and humorous.
Remembrance Day and war are not light topics.
Many of us have lost family & friends in conflicts we asked Mike to offer his reflections on what remembrance meant to him. (more…)

 

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The History The Royal Canadian Legion

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

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. (more…)

 

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Halloween – English or North American

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

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. (more…)

 

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