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Vancouver Island’s Endangered Old-growth Rainforest

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

P1290516B.C.’s coastal temperate rainforests are home to species that don’t exist anywhere else and form part of a globally rare ecosystem covering less than one per cent of the planet’s land base. Today the majority of the original old-growth rainforest has been logged.

Intact forests offer critical environmental services such as clean water, clean air and recreational and tourism values, upon which many communities depend.  Coastal temperate rainforests in particular are also one of the best carbon storehouses on the planet, with record high carbon storage per hectare, accumulated over thousands of years. (more…)

 

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Take the Ferry to BC!

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

Anacortes mapOne way or another, many Accent Inns Victoria hotel guests arrive from the U.S. on one of the many ferries that ply the waters between our countries.; they travel by car, by bicycle or by motorcycle. For those already on the island, fabulous ferries are available to transport them between the mainland and Vancouver Island. (more…)

 

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Sierra Club BC Volunteers

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

Veronica and Tess at an event_Galen ArmstrongSierra Club BC depends on volunteers for many things – from helping us plan certain events, to reaching out and thanking our donors. You can find a volunteer in our office almost any day of the year, working on a project. For example, Diane worked diligently through much of the winter, digging through our archives (which go back to Sierra Club BC’s founding in 1969) for a history project that we can’t wait to reveal. (more…)

 

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My Journey West

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

sierra 1It took me ten years to make my way from Ontario to British Columbia. During that time, I saw a lot of our beautiful country and worked with and learned alongside some incredible students and colleagues. They taught me the value of building connections and reconnecting to the land. The journey took me in many directions, but eventually brought me to my adopted home, Victoria, B.C. (more…)

 

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April Fools Day Hoaxes

Friday, April 1st, 2016

april-fools-day-I’m a huge fan of April Fool’s hoaxes as long as they are not cruel, dangerous or end up taking the time of any emergency services. The best hoaxes are those that have a grain of truth, or one could imagine being true. (more…)

 

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Family Camps: Connecting in the outdoors

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

campingclipartRe-print from AFABC
Family camps can be highly motivating and empowering experiences for families (Lewicki, Goyette, & Marr 1996) and can act as a tremendous catalyst for forming healthy attachments in a family system. (more…)

 

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

St.-Patricks-DayWhat do we do to celebrate on St Patrick’s Day.

Wear our green and feel Irish for the day, drink green Guinness, Smithwicks, Kilkenny or Harp, and celebrate with stories and songs like “Oh Danny Boy”. The pubs are decked out with shamrocks, serve Irish fare and play Irish tunes. (more…)

 

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Talking Stick Festival

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

full circle logoBelow is a re-post of their latest press release.

Explore Aboriginal Culture through Arts – Full Circle First Nations Performance is very excited to present the 15th Annual Talking Stick Festival from February 18 – 28, 2016. Full Festival program guide and information can be found at talkingstickfest.ca (more…)

 

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Kamloops Mayors Gala for the Arts.

Monday, February 1st, 2016

John with Dr Jill & Dr Bob

It was a real pleasure and honor to attend the Kamloops BC, Mayors Gala for the Arts on Saturday January 30, 2016. Accent Inns was blessed with a nomination by the Kamloops Festival of the Performing Arts and the Kamloops Symphony. The Gala itself was a fun and playful event with a Shakespearian forest theme with many of the attendees wearing beautiful masks. The event was MC’d by Actor Alan Corbishley and Mayor Peter Milobar. Alan stayed in character all night as “Bishleycor” and added lots of humor to the event. (more…)

 

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Camosun coach heads up commentary of Olympic proportions

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

Chargers Rebrand Working REV DEC15Below is a re-post of their latest press release
Undefeated at 12-0, the Camosun Chargers men’s volleyball squad is No. 1 across the country and out to defend their 2014-15 Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) National Championship title. This weekend, the team travels to Abbotsford to open the second half of the season against familiar foes, the University of the Fraser Valley Cascades. However, the team will have to do without bench boss Charles Parkinson who will be trading in his Head Coach duties to head up the Play-by-Play at the 2016 Men’s NORCECA Continental Olympic Qualification Tournament in Edmonton, January 8-10. The winner of the qualifying tournament will go to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and Canada is in the running. (more…)

 

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