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Travelling By RV in BC – A Sales Manager’s Perspective

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

Accent Inns Sales Team – L-R Kim Jones, Donna Price, Helen Wright & Karen England

When you work for a hotel company you get used to customers coming to your place of business so it was a very nice change for the Accent Inns Sales Team to visit some of our customers at their place of business. We also had the chance to experience what many of our RV rental guests do as they leave our hotel at Vancouver Airport to take on the trip to northern BC and beyond.

On May 8th 4 of our Sales Team and 4 of our ducks took to the road in 2 campers from Fraserway RV Rentals.  We travelled from Vancouver to Whitehorse visiting a number of towns along the way.  What we discovered it that we live in a very big province filled with amazing scenery and incredibly friendly towns and villages.  (more…)

 

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Support Adoption this June

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

A reprint from AFABC

The Adoptive Families Association of BC is a registered nonprofit organization that has supported adoptive families for over 35 years.  Our mission is to promote and support adoption with a greater vision of finding a permanent loving family for every child.  AFABC’s province wide services ensure that adoptive families are educated and supported before, during, and long after their children come home.  We also serve children and youth across the province by facilitating permanency planning and child specific recruitment programs aimed at finding forever homes for the over 1,200 children in BC’s foster care system that are waiting to be adopted.  (more…)

 

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Accent Inns and the Arts

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

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.  (more…)

 

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Midnight Sun Golf Tournament

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

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

 

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Pet Lovers Trade Show

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

Serval Cat

Representing the pet friendly hotel chain, Accent Inns,  at this first annual Pet lovers show in Abbotsford, I was delighted to see how many people love animals!  The show was very well attended; I think 13,000 or more came through the doors.   There were some very interesting animals there to be seen, Woodchucks, Porcupine (which needed to be handled very carefully), Wallaby, reptiles, and a little petting zoo for kids of all ages. (more…)

 

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It’s the holiday season in Vancouver, let the fun begin!

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

Canyon Lights

Join Harbour Cruises this holiday season as the local waters of Vancouver come alive with light! Sing Christmas Carols or dance the night away on a Harbour Cruises as part of the Carol Ships Parade of Lights Festival, also don’t forget to check out the Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge a spectacular holiday light display, offers extra sparkle for the 2012 holiday season a must-see holiday event for all ages, park guests will be dazzled by the sight of hundreds of thousands of lights glittering throughout the rainforest, across the Suspension Bridge and on Cliffwalk, the Park’s newest attraction.

Come and join The Vancouver Trolley Company and sing your favourite holiday carols while visiting two of Vancouver’s most spectacular light displays. The tour will depart from the Vancouver Christmas Market and guests will sing their way past downtown before arriving at Bright Nights at Stanley Park. The second stop will be at VanDusen’s Botanical Gardenwhere guests can enjoy the Festival of Lights.  (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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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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Taking the Plunge in a Turkish Bath

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Part One – Jordan

Olive Baptista is a Specialty Tour, Luxury Trains & Cruise Consultant at UNIGLOBE Geo Travel in Nanaimo as well as an intrepid traveler and adventurer.  Olive shares her adventures on a recent trip to Jordan and Turkey.

Ephesus Gals

I just returned from a great tour of Jordan and Turkey where I traveled with a group of lady friends who are very adventurous and always eager to see and do things. Both countries offer a wide range of places to visit and explore,a  variety of food and fabulous  shopping . Some of us had visited India together in 2011 and hence I was aware of the things to add in the itinerary for each day.

Our flights were out of Vancouver so we headed out the night prior and stayed at the Accent Inn Vancouver Airport . The friendly and helpful staff makes it very convenient for a stopover.

Soon after our arrival Wadi Rum and a ride in the desert up and down the dunes in an open jeep got the adrenaline flowing. Some of us jumped out of the jeep and tried to walk up the dunes. The sand was heavy and the trudge up was exhausting. It was fascinating to see the young guide run up. We felt age was definitely catching up with us as our steps were slow but sure.  (more…)

 

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SOS Children’s Village Run

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

“EVERY CHILD BELONGS … EVERY CHILD MATTERS”

Step out for the SOS Children’s Village B.C. Walk/Run on June 30/2012 at the Richmond Olympic Oval.

Healthy families are active families and this year’s SOS Children’s Village B.C. 10 and 5 km. run and walk and 2km. family walk encourages communities to embrace a healthy lifestyle while helping children and youth in foster care.
On Saturday, June 30, at 9 a.m., the beautiful, natural setting of the Richmond Olympic Oval Plaza will be the backdrop for the 4th annual SOS walk and run beginning at 9:30 a.m. with the family 2km. kicking off at 9:45.  From 10 a.m. to noon, gather on the Oval plaza to enjoy family-friendly entertainment, refreshments, and a Silent Auction with prize draws. (more…)

 

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