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Border Crossing Requirements

Monday, April 19th, 2010

Time to plan that Summer Holiday

So summer is just around the corner and we thought some of our readers may just want to travel across the border. At Accent Inns we find that we have lots of Canadian customers that stay with us at our Victoria or Vancouver hotels as they do the *circle route. We also get to meet lots of guests that have traveled north from our neighbors in the United States, especially the states of Washington, Oregon and California. As cross border travel requirements have been changing over the past few years here’s some contact info that may help you learn more about just what’s required. After all, making your vacation as comfortable and easy as possible is what Accent Inns across BC are all about! (more…)

 

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Travel Idea – The Circle tour

Monday, April 19th, 2010

Stay with Accent Inns while Driving or Cycling the Pacific Northwest Circle tour

One of the Pacific North West’s best holiday getaway ideas is the Circle Tour. This is either a self-drive, cycling trip or formal bus tour that allows you to visit beautiful Victoria BC, the Olympic Peninsula, Puget Sound and Vancouver BC. Whether you start in Canada or the United States, by making this complete circle you have the opportunity to see some of the most diverse and exciting scenery the Northwest has to offer. (more…)

 

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Celebrate Volunteer Week

Monday, April 19th, 2010
Donna & Kim from Accent Inn Vancouver Airport supporting SOS Childrens Villages

Donna & Kim from Accent Inn Vancouver Airport working the donation table supporting SOS Childrens Villages

It’s National Volunteer week. As most of you know, supporting our communities is one of the key foundations for all of us at Accent Inns.  Throughout  the year we have the opportunity to assist and work with some of the best people on earth…Volunteers! With the support of local people giving their time, many organizations just would not be able to provide the services to our communities that we all cherish.   (more…)

 

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Baseball season, just around the corner

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

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

Baseball season is just around the corner and the Vancouver Canadians want you to be part of it. Join the Accent Inn team and thousands of fans and who enjoying taking in one of “North Americas” favorite pastimes. Vancouver Canadians Season Tickets are on sale now!  They are gearing up for their biggest and most exciting season ever at Nat Bailey Stadium.  With affordable Season Tickets you’re guaranteed to have seats for all the big games, like Fireworks Nights, Gate Giveaways and the Superstar Series. (more…)

 

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Charity in Changing Times seminar was a breath of fresh air

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

Participants listening to the panel members at the InnAid Charity in Changing times seminar, Burnaby

The Accent Inns‘ Inn Aid “Charity in Changing Times” seminar was a breath of fresh air, and a welcomed addition outside of my daily routine. I was able to connect with other professionals in the non-profit world and find out our common challenges and provide helpful solutions. Dawn Chubai’s personal approach on how to work with the media was insightful because a large percentage of my work entails gaining media coverage for The Land Conservancy of BC. Her passion for storytelling and representing non-profits in her community is completely sincere and genuine. (more…)

 

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Canuck Duck makes new friends on Mt Everest trip

Friday, April 9th, 2010

Accent Inns Canuck Duck

Mt. Everest with yak, Tibet, photo by Oriol Gascon (from the web)

Greetings from Lukla.  Unfortunately I am not able to send you any photos but will try to tell you a few tales of my trip.   Because she wasn’t feeling well, we sadly had to leave Lupita in Namche Bazar as Chandra our guide took Karen and me to Dingboche.  It was an amazing trip.  Chandra is our new best friend – an amazing young man of 33 that weighs 120 lbs (with his backpack on) and can carry heavy loads and scamper up and down rocky cliffs without taking his hands out of his pockets.   (more…)

 

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Top 3 Things a Career Woman Should Do

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

Confession: I have an errand boy.

One of my passions is mentoring young, motivated women. They are normally in their 20’s and have an abundance of charisma and ambition.  Without fail, the first question they always ask me is “How do you run a company and have a family? How do you do it all?” With a 2 and a 3 year old at home (and don’t forget that lab retriever) I consider myself a bit of an expert on this.   (more…)

 

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Latest travel news – Canuck Duck lands in Asia

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

Canuck Duck checking out the view

Today I sit outside the Khumbu Lodge in Namche in the sunshine.  It was been an amazing trip so far.  Our definition of luxury changes every day.  At first it was Business Class and a nice hotel at Hong Kong Airport.  Then it was a day in Kathmandu without a power outage.  Now it is the Khumbu Lodge – a room with electricity, hot water and a western toilet.  I think soon it will be a room with a roof over our heads. Makes me think how wonderful my room is at Accent Inns. (more…)

 

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Canuck duck leaves for Everest in a few days!

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

Accent Inns Canuck Duck

In just a few days we will be off on our big adventure.  Although we have packed way more than we will ever need, there is still a feeling that we must have missed some vital piece of equipment.  For that reason we still seem to be magnetically drawn to every Outdoor Store in Victoria.  Karen is sure that she will find some brand new, amazing, light weight, solar charged something that will make the journey a thousand times easier.  So far she has had no luck. (more…)

 

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Crystal Meth Society, actively making presentations and fundraising

Friday, March 19th, 2010

Mark McLaughlin Crystal Meth Society Executive Director actively making presentations around BC

The Crystal Meth Prevention Society has been busy with Fundraising efforts and delivery of its ‘Be Crystal Clear’ message warning against street drugs in general and Crystal Meth in particular. The aim is to reduce the spread of crystal meth use in all communities through education and outreach support efforts. The Society is committed to the expansion of treatment options for community members, in particular youth, through fundraising efforts. (more…)

 

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