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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Pre 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…)
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…)
Ok 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…)
Vancouver 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…)
What 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…)
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…)
OK, how does a little hotel chain like Accent Inns combine our love of the cycling community, our fun loving style, our search for adventure (well most of us…) and our key value of community support? It’s easy. A prime example was two recent events we supported; The Banff Mountain Film Festival’s Radical Reels Tour and the Vancouver Island Outdoor Adventure Expo. (more…)
The 4th Annual Vancouver Island Outdoor Adventure Expo comes to Victoria at the Pearkes Recreation Centre this weekend on March 22, 23, 24, 2013. This three-day event features camping, kayaking, hiking, fishing, biking, outdoor getaways, travel, products and accessories – plus so much more!
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…)