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Easter – From a Chocoholic’s Perspective

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

Easter-Tin-PCI love Easter, not least because I’m chocoholic – I just can’t resist the stuff and at this time of the year I can indulge myself without feeling guilty, well not too much anyway! One of my favourite places to shop for Easter chocolate is Purdy’s – this year I plan to buy their vintage rabbit tins full of Purdys Chocolates milk and dark chocolates as gifts for my family. For me, I love plain chocolate and I’ll pick up one of their chocolate bunnies as my guilty pleasure. And yes, like 76% of all North Americans I’ll eat the ears first! Another favourite of mine is Rogers’ Chocolates milk chocolate jelly bean bark – now there’s an Easter treat I can’t wait to get my hands on. (more…)


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Spring South East BC Road Trip

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

kim julia RVI love road trips – there’s something about the freedom to go wherever the fancy takes you, stop whenever you see something of interest and the opportunity to eat out every night! Two of my favourite road trip destinations are the Oregon Coast by the Coho Ferry and Southern B.C. In spring the latter wins out for me as there is so much going on across the province. Whether you’re flying into Vancouver, plan a first night at the Accent Inn Vancouver Airport in Richmond or if you’re heading west from Alberta or beyond, you can pick a route that encircles some of the most diverse, and interesting, countryside B.C. has to offer. (more…)


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Happy Family Day

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

family dayFebruary may be the shortest month but it’s still far enough from the last holiday that we need another break. If you’re lucky enough to live in one of the provinces that observes Family Day, like British Columbia, you can take time to enjoy that much needed time off.

It’s sometimes hard to look for ways to spend your bonus day off, with or without the family. Maybe watch an entire season of a TV show you’ve been meaning to get into. Now’s your chance to catch up. Close the blinds, order some pizza and settle in for a deliciously lazy day on the couch. (more…)


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Get Your Blood Pumping in Kamloops

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

BC has the best golf coursesOk sure Kamloops has lots of “refined” and “relaxing” things to do while you visit. There’s the great music festivals,  the symphony, taking in a play, fly-fishing, tubing down the river, sunning on the beaches and even incredible golf courses. Although if you golf with me I wouldn’t call that relaxing (fore……).  These are all wonderful things indeed,  but what if you feel the need for a little excitement or adrenaline? Well of course you could visit one of the local ranches and try and ride an unbroken stallion (highly unlikely) but Kamloops offers several more practical options. (more…)


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Got the Winter Blues? Visit Victoria where there’s lots to do!

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

After all the excitement of the Christmas season you might feel a little blue come January. So here’s some affordable and fun things to do in your own backyard – it’s just what the doctor ordered!

Be a Tourist In Your Own Town!   February 28 – March 3.  For a nominal cost, you can get into all the top attractions in Victoria, before the summer crowds come.

Visit the ever popular Miniature World and don’t forget The Bug Zoo
Dine Around and Stay in Town! 
Feb. 21-March 10 – Most of the local restaurants participate and they offer set menus from $20, $30 and $40.  It’s a great way to try out that hip new restaurant in town!  (more…)


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Big Prizes for Pink in the Rink – Feb 4th

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

Victoria Salmon Kings Pink in the Rink event

Victoria Salmon Kings Pink in the Rink event Feb 4th

It’s time to buy those tickets as the Victoria Salmon Kings host the 4th annual Pink in the Rink night!

Brand new pink jerseys, live auctions and over $7,000 in giveaways highlight annual event supporting the BC Cancer Foundation!

Victoria, BC – The Victoria Salmon Kings, proud affiliate of the Vancouver Canucks and Manitoba Moose, announced today that they have once again partnered with the BC Cancer Foundation (BCCF) to present their fourth annual “Pink in the Rink” night on Friday, February 4th, 2011.

For this year’s annual event sponsored by 103.1 Jack FM and 98.5 The Ocean, the Salmon Kings will be wearing brand new pink jerseys for one night only! Salmon Kings’ players will be promoting the annual event, helping accept donations and signing autographs today at Hillside Centre between 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. Fans will also get a chance to get a sneak-peek at this year’s Pink in the Rink jerseys! (more…)


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Explore BC with the Victoria Hotel Chain

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

For immediate release

Accent Inn Victoria BC Hotel

Accent Inns’ Explore BC Road Trip celebrates the best of British Columbia with special rates and everything from bison to biking to Butchart Gardens

Victoria, BC, June 15, 2010– From encounters with bald eagles, camels, bison or elk, to high tech experiences, some of BC’s best shopping, explorations in wine country, or outdoor adventures, Accent Inns is offering up some of British Columbia’s most unique experiences with their Explore BC rates and packages this summer.



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Kamloops Hotel welcomes spring with a ROAR!

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

Cougar photo compliments of the BC Wildlife Park Kamloops

The Accent Inn Kamloops leads the BC hotel chain into spring 2010 with the addition of a brand new package. “We’ve put together a great BC experience with our new BC Wildlife Park package”, said Katie Bahnsen, General Manager Accent Inn Kamloops.  British Columbia and Accent Inns alike are known for our friendly people but this package let’s visitors see many of our “other” local residents.



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