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Travelling with Bikes, Kids and Dogs

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011
family friendly hotel great after a day in the car

Accent Inns, a great place for your family vacation

Now that summer is well under way….at least it’s supposed to be. You may be wondering “just where can I stay with my troop.”

I’ve got the wagon or minivan loaded with children and buddy the family dog (or Sylvester the cat). We’ve got our really nice bikes on the back and more gear in our utility trailer behind. Who is gonna accept this bunch? Will it be somewhere I actually want my family to stay? (more…)

 

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Help us support the Pacific Salmon Foundation

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

Here’s a great look at Accent Inns  and the pacific Salmon Foundations Fish for the Future Program

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Remember show your Fishing license the next time you stay at any Accent Inn in B.C. and help us preserve this most important species.

Pacific Salmon foundation and Accent inns fish for the future program

 

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Victoria Hotel Chain – Accent Inns celebrates 25 years in Business

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Terry farmer jumps for joy - Victoria hotel chain, Accent Inns Celebrates 25 years in business

Terry Farmer founder of the BC hotel chain excited over Accent Inns awesome success

25 years of BC success adds up to good things for Accent Inns

June 30, 2011, Victoria, BC – Although the BC owned and operated hotel chain Accent Inns has undergone many changes during its 25 year history (including its name, ownership and décor), one thing that’s never wavered is the hotels’ values and community commitment.

“Accent Inns has always stood strong on a number of principles – and being a good employer has always taken the top spot,” said Mandy Farmer, CEO of Accent Inns. “While we pride ourselves on providing great value, cleanliness and customer service to our guests, we couldn’t do any of it if we didn’t have such great staff.”

A testament to Farmer’s dedication to her staff is Accent Inns’ low staff turnover – 48 per cent of the hotel line’s current employees have been with the company for 10 years or more. (more…)

 

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Confession: Today is our 25th anniversary.

Thursday, June 30th, 2011
Accent Inns anniversary rubber duck

Accent Inns 25th anniversary rubber duck

25 years ago my dad Terry made the drastic decision to take a complete left turn in his career, leaving the construction industry to dip his toes into the fun, vibrant world of tourism.  Where was I during this chaotic time in his life? Did I even notice what was up with my dad? Well, I was an oblivious little 12 year old, being chauffeured around in the back seat of station wagon, and you know what? I did notice something weird happening.  My dad started humming.  He’d hum in this high pitched, off key sort of jubilant way.  When I’d say to him, “um, Dad? You’re like totally embarrassing me in front of my friends?!” he wouldn’t know what I was talking about!  “I’m not humming” he’d protest! (more…)

 

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World Partnership Walk supported by Burnaby team members

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011
Burnaby Hotel supports world partnership walk

Accent Inns Burnaby team supports World Partnership Walk

The World Partnership walk is Canada’s largest annual event dedicated to raising funds and raising awareness to fight global poverty.

Organized by Volunteers across 10 Canadian cities, in 2010 nearly 40,000 Canadians came together to raise approximately $6 Million.

100% of funds raised are used by Aga Khan Foundation Canada to help alleviate poverty and build sustainable solutions in the poorest regions of the world.  These funds support meaningful projects identified and implemented by local communities – projects that revitalize rural economies, ensure clean water and sanitation, strengthen community-based organizations and educate new generations of girls and women. (more…)

 

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Burnaby Hotel Team BBQ’s for Charity

Friday, May 6th, 2011
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Accent Inn Burnaby team BBQ's for World partnership Walk

Join the Accent Inn Burnaby team members as they host a fundraising BBQ in an effort to help alleviate global poverty.

All funds raised will go to support the World partnership Walk as a fundraiser for the Aga Khan Foundation Canada.

When:  Saturday May 21 from 11:00am to 2:00pm

Where: The Accent Inn Burnaby, 3777 Henning Drive

For directions to our Burnaby hotel click here.

 

Feel free to also donate here online and help the Accent Inn team raise funds directed towards improving the lives and livelihoods of families and communities in Africa and Asia through health, education and rural development programs.

The World Partnership Walk is Canada’s largest annual event dedicated to raising funds and awareness to fight global poverty. Organized by volunteers in ten cities across Canada, in 2010 nearly 40,000 Canadians came together to raise more than $6 million. 100% of funds raised by you are used by Aga Khan Foundation Canada to help alleviate poverty and build sustainable solutions in the poorest regions of the world. These funds support meaningful projects identified and implemented by local communities – projects that revitalize rural economies, ensure clean water and sanitation, strengthen community-based organizations and educate new generations of girls and women. (more…)

 

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2011 Emerald City Comicon a Big Hit

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

Accent Inns was proud to support our entertainment partner Gareth and his team from Skewed & Reviewed Magazine at the 2011 Emerald City Comicon. The event took place just south of us at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, WA.  The crowds were huge and we look forward to welcoming many of our Washington State neighbors at our Accent Inn BC hotels located in Hollywood North (Vancouver BC).

Check out this video and some of the interesting costumes at the event.

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The Ideal Christmas Present – Parents

Friday, January 7th, 2011

Every child deserves a parents love - AFABC is doing their part to help

The following information and story comes to us  from the AFABC (Adoptive Families Association of BC)

When children are matched with families for adoption, there are a series of steps taken to gradually help the children get acquainted and comfortable with their new families. The first step is to introduce the parents to the child in the child’s environment (usually the foster home), which is less threatening for the child. It also allows the prospective parents an opportunity to see the child in his or her environment, to meet the foster parents and to spend some time getting to know the child’s routines. This step may be done over a period of a couple of weeks, several weekends or a few days, depending on the age and stage of the child or children to be adopted and the distance required for the prospective parents to travel. Over this first stage, the adopting parents will take the child into the community and, if they live locally, may take the child to their neighbourhood or for short visits to their home. (more…)

 

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Top 10 gift ideas from BC this year!

Friday, December 17th, 2010
Accent Inns xmas gift ideas  -Shrine santa

Great gift ideas that even Santa would approve of

We’ve put together a little list of some of the top gift ideas Accent Inns staff recommend for this holiday season  and our friends at Skewed & Reviewed have put together a great video showing their picks for video’s and movies, and we know all about both being that our Burnaby hotel is so close to Electronic Arts (EA), Bridge studios and Vancouver Film Studios. We are so lucky to live here in BC. Our access to gift items is incredible. So whether you live in Victoria, Kelowna, Vancouver, Kamloops, Prince George, Williams Lake, Bella Coola, Falkland, Fort St.John or anywhere else in Beautiful BC, you have access to some of the most awesome presents either in your own backyard or just a short distance away. (more…)

 

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BC SPCA takes cruelty to animals very seriously

Monday, November 29th, 2010
Dog tied up outside with no shelter

Let's think of our pets as winter approaches

With the weather changing it’s time for all of us to not only put on our winter coats but let’s make sure to remember our pets. They to need to be protected against the elements. The story below talks a little about what we don’t want to see and what the dedicated people at the BCSPCA are forced to deal with.

The BC SPCA is the only animal welfare organization in B.C. with the authority to enforce laws relating to animal cruelty and they responded to nearly 6,000 complaints of animal cruelty and abuse last year.  Their investigations resulted in the rescue of 3,443 injured animals and the removal of 1,332 more animals from dangerous or neglectful situations.  April was one of these animals. (more…)

 

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