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What, NO BEER?

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011
Accent Inns Canuck Duck enjoying Machu Picchu

Canuck Duck enjoying Machu Picchu

As we follow Canuck Duck and Karen through the third day of their Machu Picchu adventure, Canuck Duck reveals that he is indeed a true Canadian. He misses his beer but is polite enough to settle for something else.

Day 3

Since only 200 people (and one duck) are allowed on the Inca Trail per day, the various Trekking Companies stagger their distances so that some have an easier day on the 2nd day and others have their easier day on the 3rd day.  We are looking forward to our easier day. (more…)

 

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Machu Picchu -Dead Duck Pass!

Thursday, July 28th, 2011
Accent Inns Canuck Duck keeps hiking Machu Picchu even with the hills

They should call this "Dead Duck Pass!"

The trip gets challenging but Canuck Duck and side kick, Karen work through the pain and keep their spirits high!

Day 2:

I’m not a big fan of coca tea but the super caffeine jolt helps to mobilize my aching body after a restless night in our tent.  Despite pure exhaustion, 3300 meters of altitude plays havoc with sleeping and the night passed by drifting in and out of consciousness.

Day 2 is well known to be the most difficult of the trek with legendary tales of Dead Woman’s Pass at 4200 meters.  Karen wonders if she will be laid to rest as the latest victim of the pass but we come to find it is named simply because the rock formations appear from a distance to outline a woman in repose, or possibly dead.  We may have to re-name it Dead Duck Pass! (more…)

 

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Machu Picchu trip begins

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011


Accent Inns Canuck duck dines with new friends in Machu Picchu

Canuck Duck and Karen meet new friends

Day #1

Our fearless duo have crossed the ocean and begin their journey……..

Our story continues as Canuck Duck tells of meeting new friends and beginning the trek.

The night before:

The first thing that strikes us at the pre-trek briefing is that we are a few years older than our fellow trekkers.  Quite a few years to be exact!  But we have trained.  Karen and I have braved the Everest Base Camp Trek and David has a number of marathons under his belt.  It’s only 4 days.  How hard can it be? (more…)

 

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Machu Picchu – Here we come!

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

Canuck Duck and Karen begin another exciting adventure

Continuing stories of Canuck Duck and his trusty Side Kick, Karen England

Canuck Duck and Karen England from Accent Inns prepare for Machu Picchu.

Over the next several weeks we’ll be publishing the travel notes from Accent Inns own Karen England (sales manager) as she and Canuck Duck travel to and experience the wonders of Machu Picchu.

Their story begins as they prepare to start this epic adventure………..

Planning for the trip

“After my trip to Nepal with Karen England, Accent Inn Sales Manager on Vancouver Island, I thought we would hang up our backpack and spend our vacations at the spa from now on.  However, she has once again convinced me that walking up and down mountains is a good way to spend a vacation.

This time we are taking her husband David with us – a good idea since we will need the extra body heat in that tent when the temperature dips below freezing.

My buddy Lupita that joined us in Nepal will also be travelling with us.  She and her husband, Gordon will be taking the train from Cusco to Machu Picchu.  I guess the train must be very expensive since we have to walk there.

It will take us 4 days to hike from Cusco to Machu Picchu a distance of 45 kilometers.  However, we will be at altitudes of between 3300 and 4200 meters.  As we discovered in Nepal, thin air requires a little extra effort just to breathe.  When she told me we would end up at a lower altitude than where we start, I was thinking it would be a nice little downhill stroll.  However, I believe I am in for some surprises.  Apparently there are an awful lot of ups and downs before we end up DOWN at Machu Picchu.

We will soon be flying from Victoria to Lima.  I am so happy that we are having a Stopover at the Accent Inn Vancouver Airport – no early ferries, no panic over flight delays.  After a good night’s sleep and a free ride to the airport, we will be ready for our very long flight.

My backpack is ready and so am I.  I’ll keep you posted on our progress.”

Canuck Duck

Stay tuned..the next installment of their story will be posted Thursday July 28

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Vancouver Canadians Baseball Club announce exciting promotions

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

The Vancouver Canadians Baseball Club will mark the 60th anniversary of Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium with one of the most exciting promotional schedules in franchise history.

Opening Night is Friday, June 17th at 7:05pm out at Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium as the C’s welcome the Yakima Bears.

Accent Inn Vancouver Airport hotel Donna Price wearing Vancouver Canadians jersey

Accent Inn Vancouver Airport hotel's Donna Price loves Canadians Baseball

Fans will be dazzled with the most impressive Superstar Series in recent memory as the BC Sports Hall of Fame will present five (5) former Toronto Blue Jays including soon-to-be National Baseball Hall of Fame member Roberto Alomar (June 28th).  Along with Alomar, the C’s will welcome Lloyd Moseby (June 20th), Kelly Gruber (July 2nd), Ed Sprague (August 4th), and Jesse Barfield (August 15th).

The longtime tradition continues as fans can soak up the sunshine during one of our nine (9) Power Smart ‘Nooners presented by BC Hydro.  Gates will open at noon with all Power Smart ‘Nooners set for 1:05pm.

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The Forbidden Phoenix

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

Gateway Theatre Richmond BC

Gateway Theatre Richmond BC

The Forbidden Phoenix

2011 Opening Night: Friday, April 8 at the Gateway theatre, Richmond BC

The show features a cast of sixteen, and a ten piece orchestra playing both Western and Chinese instruments. This fable begins, as fables do, with a hero. Ours is an unlikely one, a trickster named Sun Wukong (the Monkey King) who leaves his home in China for the West in hopes of finding a better life for his son. There he encounters a greedy man who wants to destroy Gold Mountain, the final bastion of nature, by digging through it to build a railway line. Betrayed by this villain and condemned to a lifetime of separation from his son he finally finds a way home, only to discover that his boy has been turned against him. He must win back his son’s love even if it costs him his life.

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Experience BC’s South Coast Ski Mountains

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011
Skier cutting

Great skiing on BC's South West Coast

Coming to Vancouver and the west coast or live in the area and love to Ski, Snowboard or snowshoe?

There are so many options available.

Mt Seymour is a great local mountain offering lots of variety.  Stay at the Accent Inn Burnaby hotel which is only approx. a 40 minute drive away.  Mt Seymour also runs a shuttle up the mountain from Lonsdale Quay. Click here for details.

Of course there is the famous Grouse Mountain. The lights at the top can be seen not only from all over Vancouver but even from Vancouver Island! Grouse offer spectacular views and if you haven’t done it, the Skyride (tram)  is really cool. From our Burnaby hotel you only have to drive approx. 20 – 30 minutes to get to the tram. (more…)

 

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Silver Medal Winner part of the Accent Inns Family

Friday, August 6th, 2010
Alex Fraser, son of Julia Fraser, Holds his silver medal from the  BC summer Games

Alex Fraser, son of Julia Fraser, wins silver at the BC summer Games

This July Alex Fraser, son of the famous Julia Fraser (Regional Sales Manager for Accent Inns Kelowna and Kamloops) won a silver medal at the BC Summer Games in Langley. Alex played for the Thompson-Okanagan Team which finished 1st in their pool which earned them a semi-final game against Vancouver Island. In the semi-final game, they defeated Vancouver Island 8-7 (tough for Accent Inn Victoria staff routing for the Vancouver Island team). “It was a thrilling game and it was probably the best the Thompson-Okanagan Team has ever played”, said Julia Fraser, Regional Sales Manager and proud Mom. In the Championship Final for the Gold, they lost a heartbreaker to Fraser River/Delta 6-3 (a tough loss for our Accent Inn Vancouver Airport staff)

“Iron Man” Alex Fraser played all 5 games, pitched and played first base.

Alex Fraser pitching at the BC Summer games

Alex Fraser pitching at the BC Summer games

“The BC Summer Games are one of the best local sporting events in the province and we are so proud and happy for Alex (and his mom)” Mandy Farmer, President and CEO Accent Inns. (more…)

 

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Top Ten Father and Daughter things to do

Friday, June 18th, 2010
Anne-marie and her Dad

Anne-marie and her Dad

With Father’s day just around the corner I began thinking of all the wonderful things that a Dad could do with his daughter. Am I qualified to write such a list? Well the fact that I was a kid once myself (hard to believe I know…), I had an awesome father who really showed me and taught me about the world around us, and the most import reference I can offer is that I am the father of  beautiful, talented  9 year old Anne-Marie.

So with all those qualifications and the thoughts of father’s day looming, in this article I have reflected on some of the ideas and things I have done and shared with my daughter of the past many years.

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Baseball & Father’s day – a perfect match

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010
Vancouver Canadians player with Accent Inns billboard

Accent Inns BC Hotel chain, proud to sponsor the Vancouver Canadians

Calling all Baseball Fans!

The Team at our Accent Inns Vancouver Airport Hotel is recommending the perfect Father’s Day weekend for all you Baseball fans out there.

The Vancouver Canadians Baseball Club will be hosting a pair of pre-season events out at historic Nat Bailey Stadium that will give fans of all ages the chance to enjoy the ballpark this upcoming Father’s Day weekend.

On Saturday, June 19th, the Canadians will open up the gates to ‘The Nat’ for their first “Movie Night at The Nat” showing the classic baseball movie “Bad News Bears” staring Walter Mathau.  This classic film is rated ‘G’ and will be featured on the new Canadians Diamond Vision to all who wish to come and enjoy a movie full of fresh air under the stars.

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