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The Russ Hay’s/Accent Inns Bastion Square Grand Prix

Friday, May 31st, 2013
russ hays / accent inns cycling team at the bastion square grand prix

A Russ Hay’s/Accent Inns team member riding in last years Grand Prix

This weekend Victoria BC hosts the Robert Cameron Law Cycling series featuring the Russ Hay’s/Accent Inns Bastion Square Grand Prix

The 2013 Robert Cameron Law Cycling Series returns as the kickoff event for the Victoria International Cycling Festival. This year’s  racing events follow the same race format as 2012 with a time trial on Dallas Road, a gruelling Road Race in Metchosin, and a fast and furious Circuit race in downtown Victoria around the historical Bastion Square. Kids ages 5-10 also get to take part by riding with some of Canada’s top cyclists in the Tim Horton’s Timbits Challenge.

The Victoria International Cycling Festival is Canada’s biggest cycling event that celebrates, supports, and grows the awareness of cycling not only in Victoria but all across Canada. (more…)

 

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Family Support Institute Honors Accent Inns

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

FSIBCHere’s a copy of the FSIBC’s  May Press Release.

 

 

Announcing the winners of the Family Support Institute (FSI) first annual Celebration of Families Awards

New Westminster, BC, May  2013 – The mission statement of the Family Support Institute is: To strengthen and support families faced with the extraordinary circumstances that come with having a family member who has a disability”.

FSI is about Families. Our Celebration of Families awards are our way to celebrate families and thank and recognize those people and organizations across British Columbia that “strengthen and support ALL families, not just families with a member with a disability”.

On April 20, 2013, during our Annual FSI Training Weekend at Naramata we presented Celebration of Families awards in the four categories of: FSI RP/RFM volunteer, non-FSI volunteer, Corporation and

Organization. (more…)

 

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Top 3 Things To Prepare For The Golf Season

Saturday, April 20th, 2013

golf imagesGolf is a sport that combines walking long distances with explosive movement of hitting a ball. This combination of endurance and accuracy requires training, and golf fitness training has proven to be effective in helping golfers improve their skills. When concentrating on fitness to improve your golf swing, you will need to focus on strengthening your wrists and forearms, increasing abdominal and lower back muscles, and keeping your hips and back flexible. (more…)

 

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Fire Takes Restaurant But Not Hotel Spirit

Saturday, April 13th, 2013
Accent Inn Victoria sign we're open after ABC fire

The Accent Inn Victoria, Open for Business

April 13, 2013

Victoria B.C.

 Fire Takes Restaurant But Not Hotel Spirit

This past Thursday night, April 11th, a suspicious fire did irreparable damage to the ABC country restaurant located at the Accent Inn Victoria, 3233 Maple St. Fire is certainly something feared by everyone but even more so when it comes to a large complex like an apartment or hotel. When the call came into the Accent Inn front desk, the staff immediately followed the procedures they had been taught. Calls went out to their management and staff and evacuation procedures quickly began with police and fireman joining to assist. The restaurant being closed, luckily was empty with no staff present there.

People and pets had the opportunity to stay warm in waiting BC Transit Busses. After rooms had been cleared and head-counts taken the hotel staff proceeded to secure rooms at other local hotels for all guests, some of whom were still in their pajamas. (more…)

 

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Cycling, Fun, Adventure, Support

Thursday, March 28th, 2013
Karen England Accent Inns ALS CYCle for Hope

Karen at the Vancouver Island Outdoor Expo

OK, how does a little hotel chain like Accent Inns combine our love of the cycling community, our fun loving style, our search for adventure (well most of us…) and our key value of community support? It’s easy. A prime example was two recent events we supported; The Banff Mountain Film Festival’s Radical Reels Tour and the Vancouver Island Outdoor Adventure Expo. (more…)

 

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Vancouver Island Outdoor Adventure Expo This Weekend

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013
Vancouver Island Outdoor Adventure Expo View from above

Join the fun and checkout the 2013 show!

March 20,2013

The 4th Annual Vancouver Island Outdoor Adventure Expo comes to Victoria at the Pearkes Recreation Centre this weekend on March 22, 23, 24, 2013. This three-day event features camping, kayaking, hiking, fishing, biking, outdoor getaways, travel, products and accessories – plus so much more!
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BC Summer Institute for Inclusive Learning

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

BC Summer Institute 2013Early bird registration is now live!

The 2013 BC Summer Institute is led by the Family Support Institute in beautiful Vancouver. This event is designed to provide a robust learning environment that will facilitate strategic approaches to inclusion and belonging for all students in BC’s elementary and secondary schools.
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Helping Elephants Through the Power of Film

Thursday, March 7th, 2013
Ashley Melsted with the Elephants

Ashley Melsted with the Elephants

Two years ago I met Patricia Sims, a Victoria-based filmmaker that has been investigating the critical issues facing elephants through her two documentaries. Intrigued by her discoveries, I learned that although there are many people working hard to protect these endangered animals, there are many more that know nothing about what is happening to them. I wanted to be part of changing this and so I began to work with her and her team to raise awareness through the power of film and the online community. (more…)

 

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Stop Bullying – Wear Pink

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Pink Shirt day okanagan Boys & Girls ClubOur Accent Inn Kelowna Hotel staff and other team members from around the province are showing support for the Anti Bullying movement by wearing Pink Shirts today!

We think the Okanagan Boys and Girls Club have done a good job explaining the event so here’s an excerpt from their site. (more…)

 

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ACCENT INNS JOINS SUSTAINABILITY TV

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Accent Inns proud to support Sustainability TV

 

 

 

 

February 22, 2013

ACCENT INNS JOINS SUSTAINABILITY TV
Fostering a robust triple bottom line economy in B.C.

VICTORIA, BC, CANADA:  Victoria-based Accent Inns has joined Sustainability Television as a Regional partner to expand awareness of opportunities for improving your health, your home, and our British Columbia communities. An exciting development as Accent Inns will be sharing their activities through this new relationship.

“We’re very excited to have Accent Inns join us for 2013” says Sustainability TV CEO Jason Robinson.  “Sustainability Television effectively shares good stories, about good people, doing really good things! … and when it comes to triple bottom line thinking, this little family owned company [Accent Inns] punches far above its weight; improving the social wellbeing of its community by supporting numerous community causes. (more…)

 

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