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ALS Cycle of Hope Awareness Journey 2015

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

als 2015A copy of the ALS Cycle of Hope  – Press Release

The ALS Cycle of Hope was founded four years ago by Cindy Lister. Personally affected by ALS, Lister lost her dad to this devastating disease. Propelled to support other families going through this difficult journey, Lister along with co-founder Robin Farell and a group of 12 cyclists, ride across BC on a seven day cycling trip to raise money and awareness for ALS. Their mission is to raise $80,000 for ALS research and services. (more…)


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Big Weekend for Accent Inns Victoria

Friday, June 5th, 2015

pedal to the metalThis weekend in June is one of the biggest for the local Victoria hotel chain.Baseball Day in Duncan

Sunday June 7th we will be awarding the “Accent Inns Cup” which goes to the winner of the Kelowna Falcons vs Victoria Harbourcats baseball club. The teams begin their seasons with a 3 game series at the home of the Harbourcats, Victoria BC. As Accent Inns has hotels in both Victoria and Kelowna this is the perfect rivalry for us. The winner of the series will take home the trophy to display all season for the other teams to admire. (more…)


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Chuck-A-Duck with Accent Inns and ALS Cycle of Hope

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

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VICTORIA, B.C. – The tremendous people who own and operate the Accent Inns chain that is so well-known and respected around the province certainly know what sport Lou Gehrig played.

They also know what claimed Gehrig’s baseball career, and his life, far too soon – ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis). (more…)


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ALS Cycle looking to next year

Thursday, August 28th, 2014
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ALS Cycle of Hope Riders

There’s been lots of media attention lately for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge which is really cool, In fact I did that challenge myself (John – editor) We want to make sure though that a hardworking group of volunteers and cyclists from the ALS Cycle of Hope are also given accolades for their efforts to raise awareness, support and research dollars for ALS. These folks did far more than just dump ice water on their heads. The following post is an excerpt from the ALS Cycle for Hope post event wrap-up for 2014.  Accent Inns has been thrilled to support these awesome volunteers!   Each year, for the past three years, the Cycle of Hope Society proudly offers a variety of exciting fundraising events and fun community/family cycling events in Kelowna and Victoria.  (more…)


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Motorcycle Friendly Hotel Manager Races in the 46th Baja 1000 #2

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

photo 2Pre running the course is so important for the race.  It allows you to see all the hazards before race day so you can ride your fastest when it matters.  The course also changes so much during the 2 weeks leading up to the race as you have 300 plus vehicles doing the same thing as you.  So nice sandy roads turn into torn up, whooped out, silt infested trails.  Good times. (more…)


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Mandy Farmer, Red Hot Woman Entrepreneur

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

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OK, how many of you out there can say you have a Red Hot Woman for a boss and not get slapped, fired or sued… lol.  Well, Chatelaine and Profit Magazines have done that for Accent Inns. Oh that is they named Mandy Farmer one of the 7 Red Hot Woman Entrepreneurs for the year.  Have a read of the article from the Chatelaine written by Tralee Pearce.  (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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Get your tourist hat and your walking shoes on!

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

Stanley ParkVancouver is a fun city, there is always lots going on, and some of the free activities include Stanley Park, a stroll along the picturesque sea wall or a picnic in the park (just watch out for those sneaky squirrels). When in Vancouver, a must-see is Granville Island. There’s so many unique shops and you’ll want to visit the Public market for fresh fruits and vegetables. There’s also several delis and restaurants – slurp Japanese noodles, grab a slice of pizza, nosh on Greek gyros or sit on the wharf and enjoy Pajo’s Fish & Chips (the best). Oh and don’t get me started on all the many, many yummy sweet treats “to die for”. (more…)


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2013 Russ Hays / Accent Inns Bastion Square Grand Prix

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

P1000057What an awesome day it was in Victoria on Sunday June 2nd. The Bastion Square Grand Prix is the final race in the Robert Cameron Law cycling series, part of the Victoria Cycling festival. Accent Inns along with our friends and team partners at Russ Hays were proud to sponsor the final big race.



The racing at all levels was exciting… even the Tim Horton’s timbits challenge saw the kids doing a whole lap of the course and still sprinting to the finish.

The level of intensity and endurance was spectacular to watch from all the competitors. It was impressive to watch the high school races as you could easily see some up and coming serious cycle racers. (more…)


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The Russ Hay’s/Accent Inns Bastion Square Grand Prix

Friday, May 31st, 2013
russ hays / accent inns cycling team at the bastion square grand prix

A Russ Hay’s/Accent Inns team member riding in last years Grand Prix

This weekend Victoria BC hosts the Robert Cameron Law Cycling series featuring the Russ Hay’s/Accent Inns Bastion Square Grand Prix

The 2013 Robert Cameron Law Cycling Series returns as the kickoff event for the Victoria International Cycling Festival. This year’s  racing events follow the same race format as 2012 with a time trial on Dallas Road, a gruelling Road Race in Metchosin, and a fast and furious Circuit race in downtown Victoria around the historical Bastion Square. Kids ages 5-10 also get to take part by riding with some of Canada’s top cyclists in the Tim Horton’s Timbits Challenge.

The Victoria International Cycling Festival is Canada’s biggest cycling event that celebrates, supports, and grows the awareness of cycling not only in Victoria but all across Canada. (more…)


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