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Victoria Truck Light Parade – watch it, support it

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

2013 Truck Light parade _croppedBreaker Breaker… looks like we got us a convoy coming Saturday night, December 6th. The annual IEOA (Equipment owners association) truck light parade will head through Victoria BC.  From 5:45 pm to 8:30 pm, main streets, side streets and even back streets will be lit up by some of the most colorful collection of vehicles ever seen. Cement trucks, dump trucks, slingers, crane trucks, fire trucks, buses and more will form into a convoy and pass before thousands of local families and visitors before ending up as an incredibly bright display at Western Speedway.  The truck owners and companies, their staff, family and friends all come together to pay for and create some incredible displays. These trucks take hours and hours of paid and volunteer time to complete. Every hour that one of these trucks is not “working” that’s money they are not earning for their owners. It’s a huge commitment by all the participants and we thank them so much. With the additional help of a few sponsors (Accent Inns is proud to be one), some great local media support and the generosity of our local municipalities and police departments this event finally comes together. But let’s remember why this started many years ago… to raise awareness and support for those in need. For many years now the Truck light parade has raised 10’s of thousands of pounds of food and $$ for Mustard Seed, Westshore Christmas Hamper Fund Society, contact 250-391-9627 & Sidney Food Bank. (more…)

 

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November in Kelowna

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

IMG_6782 FullNovember can be a dreary month, the clocks fall back the nights draw in and the days can be grey, but don’t despair there is plenty to excite you within less than a 30-minute walk, or a 4-minute drive of your Accent Inn hotel room in Kelowna.

Here are three very diverse activities that are sure to make your stay an interesting one. (more…)

 

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New Hotel Video

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014
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5 Ways to Pack Like a Flight Attendant

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

red suitecase2Accent Inns packs a huge amount into their rooms, how can you pack more into your suitcase?
On the face of it packing a suitcase seems a simple affair, but where most people might be able to fit 15-20 items in a carry-on bag, I recently heard about a flight attendant who could fit 40 and live out of that one bag for ten-days! (more…)

 

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September is Arthritis Awareness Month

Monday, September 15th, 2014

Arthritis SocietyDid you know that arthritis is the leading cause of disability in Canada? It can devastate a promising career, destroy a child’s eyesight and deplete a person’s independence.

The term arthritis (“arthro” meaning joint, “itis” meaning inflammation) is used to refer to more than 100 related conditions. Arthritis can strike anyone at anytime, regardless of age, physical condition or ethnic background, often with devastating and debilitating effects. Arthritis brings with it a burden of pain and disability that those living with this disease must face every day. The main symptoms of arthritis are chronic joint pain, stiffness and swelling, which can result in significant disability and poor quality of life. (more…)

 

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Merritt Named Head Coach of HarbourCats

Friday, August 15th, 2014

harbour cats logoAccent Inns has been proud to support the Victoria Harbourcats baseball club for 2 years now and it was fun to be at the announcement of the new coach for the 2015 season, Graig Merritt. We wish Graig and the team all the best for next year!

John Espley, Director of Marketing, Accent Inns (more…)

 

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Celebrate BC Day

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

boastfully_bc-responsive-1280For some people, BC Day (Aug 4, 2014) is just another excuse for a long summer weekend.  But for many, it means much more than that. (more…)

 

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Motorcycle tours around Kamloops

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

bc216It’s one thing to say that BC is awesome for Motorcycle touring but let’s look at some specifics. Kamloops BC for example, with it’s rolling hills, winding roads, blue rivers and historical sites all around make it a place that you must put on your things to do if you’re a biker. (more…)

 

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Shriners Odyssey Canadian Tour coming to BC

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Fezzy with map EngOriginating at the Shriners Hospital for Children Canada, the Odyssey started in St Johns, Nfld back in May and will end in BC on July 18th.  The Fez-Mobile is on the road to raise awareness for the care and services Shriners provide.

The launch of the Exceptional Care Odyssey, a coast-to-coast voyage, marks the one year anniversary of the beginning of construction Canada’s new Shriners Hospital in Montreal. One year after beginning construction, the new Shriners Hospitals for Children®-Canada, the building structure is complete and currently being enclosed, electrical, mechanical and plumbing work is advancing and all of this on budget. (more…)

 

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Canadian Women’s Ride Day

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Canadian Womens RideImagine 100 or more women on motorcycles riding through your community. It’s happening this July around Victoria BC. This wonderful group of women, who share of love of riding motorcycles, will be riding in support of various local charities July 20th, 2014. (more…)

 

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