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! read more on the 25th anniversary confession
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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. ...Read more about the Accent Inn Burnaby Hotel's efforts
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. ( learn more about the world partnership walk....)
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.
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. ..read more on adoption and a Christmas story
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. ..read more on great Christmas gift ideas
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. ...read April's story
Are you a fan of the X-Files? Did you know the original TV series was filmed in and around Vancouver B.C.? Apparently because of the “dark” nature or “feel” that the show had, the grey weather that Vancouver often experiences was perfect. How about that, it actually paid to be rainy! The series was filmed in many different locations around southern B.C. (originally) but made it’s home at Bridge Studios right across the Street from the Accent Inn Burnaby hotel. Although the Accent Inn never had the opportunity to host either of the Stars, the General Manager and staff met many of the “villains”, if you can call monsters and aliens villains. I myself even had the opportunity to meet one of the actors staying at the Burnaby hotel, who thanks to very cool make-up, played two completely different “creatures” in two different episodes. Well for all you other fans out there (I even have the album..) our house reviewer Gareth has news of a possible third coming… read more at Skewed and Reviewed
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Accent Inns CEO, Mandy Farmer, recognized as one of Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs on the 2010 PROFIT W100 list
October 20, 2010, Victoria, BC – In two years, under the leadership of Mandy Farmer, Accent Inns has expanded its markets, greened more of its business process and retained staff far beyond industry standards. They have also had a profitable year while holding true to their company vision of investing back into the community, in light of a poor global economy, an accomplishment elevating Farmer into an elite group of Canada’s Top Women Entrepreneurs, as recognized by PROFIT magazine’s 12th annual W100 list.