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Accent Inns Cup

Monday, June 8th, 2015

falcons and chrisStory and Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN)

June 7, 2015, Victoria, BC (ISN) – The Kelowna Falcons pounded out 17 hits, including four home runs, to power their way to a 8-3 victory over the Victoria HarbourCats in West Coast League (WCL) action Sunday afternoon at Sports Traders Diamond at Royal Athletic Park in Victoria. (more…)


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Bike The Kettle Valley Railway Trestles

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015
Sign at Midway, where the Kettle Valley Railway started. Heading east from here was the Columbia & Western Railway. Both lines became part of the CPR and today form part of the Trans Canada Trail.

Sign at Midway, where the Kettle Valley Railway started. Heading east from here was the Columbia & Western Railway. Both lines became part of the CPR and today form part of the Trans Canada Trail.

They aren’t visible from town, but up in the hills just eight kilometers south of downtown Kelowna BC’s cafes and bars along busy Bernard Street are the famed Myra Canyon trestles, an amazing part of Okanagan history still attracting thousands of people. (more…)


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Top 6 Reasons We Love Mom

Friday, May 8th, 2015

PrintWith Mother’s Day coming up this weekend, here are a few reasons why we love our Mother’s. (more…)


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It’s no joke! Newest Bin 4 Burger Lounge opens at Accent Inns on April 1, 2015

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

47-15-008For Immediate release
March 25, 2015, Victoria, BC – Bin 4 Burger Lounge has set April 1, 2015 as the opening date for their new location at Accent Inns in Saanich, BC.

Since last year, Bin 4 Burger Lounge owners Dan and Sarah Blackmore and Chef Michael Ringland have worked closely with Accent Inns president and CEO Mandy Farmer, finding common ground in their approach to business and love of good food while developing the new space. Farmer and the Blackmores share a common mindset when it comes to customer experience. The design of the new Bin 4 Burger Lounge took into consideration the needs of visitors, travelling for business or leisure. Extra power outlets are available at the seats in the lounge, which seats up to 30 guests. The bar is larger than the other two Bin 4 locations, providing individual seating for 16 guests, and both the restaurant and outdoor patio can accommodate larger groups of up to 20 guests. (more…)


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St Patrick’s Day

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

St.-Patricks-DaySomeone once said, “There are only two kinds of people in the world, The Irish and those who wish they were.” On St. Patrick’s Day we all feel a kindred spirit to our Irish friends; we wear green, drink green Guinness, Smithwicks, Kilkenny or Harp, and celebrate with stories and songs. The pubs are decked out with shamrocks, serve Irish fare and play Irish tunes. (more…)


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Russ Hay’s Accent Inns Cycling Team p/b Scotiabank Official Newsletter

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

pic 1Prairie Boys at World CycloCross Champs Recap

In what is without a doubt the biggest cyclocross cycling event in the World, Canada’s own Danick Vandale and Oliver Evans did their country proud and raced toe-to-toe with the best cyclists in the world in front of millions of TV / Online viewers and over 20 thousand live spectators. (more…)


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Accent Inns / Russ Hay’s 2015 Team Roster & New Partnerships

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The Accent Inns Russ Hay’s Cycling Team presented by Scotiabank has announced its Team roster and new partnerships for the 2015 Racing Season.  “Every year, we seem to raise the bar of excellence,” explains Jon Watkin, General Manager, “In 2014 we won 50 races had over 100 top ten finishes. We took the BC Provincial Road and Criterium titles, and had two top ten placements in the National TT Champs in Quebec.  We also had two of our guys selected to race in the 2014 Tour of Alberta.  The icing on the cake was having Cody Canning win the Grand Prix Cycliste Pro Sprint Challenge against some world tour guys.  In 2015, we plan to continue to produce breakthrough results, but with a stronger focus on major criterium and circuit races.” (more…)


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CHEK News Christmas Drive Thru

Monday, December 1st, 2014
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Help Support the Salvation Army at the CHEK TV Drive Thru

December 11th will see the “cast and crew” of CHEK TV descend upon the Accent Inn in Victoria BC. Just like Santa’s Elves’ they will be working hard to to prepare and host the 20th annual CHEK Christmas Drive Thru.

You like grabbing a bite or a coffee at your local drive thru so why not make your donations that way too!

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Where else will you find TV personalities and volunteers alike “hustling and bustling” around to unload your donations of goods for the Salvation Army. Sold everything in a garage sale?.. no worries cash donations are more than welcome, in fact a Salvation Army kettle will be on hand and it sure looks great to see it when it’s filled with bills!

Having fun at the CHEK TV Drive Thru

Having fun at the CHEK TV Drive Thru

Making the experience even better you’ll have the Salvation Army band serenading you with Christmas Carols. Rumor has it that this night is so special, Santa himself has scheduled an appearance! (why is it we never see Jim Beatty and Santa at the same time…..could it be..hmmmm?)

Please join us December 11th from 5 – 7pm at the Accent Inn at the corner of Blanshard and Cloverdale and help support those in need!






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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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