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Burnaby and Victoria BC – Awesome Biking destinations

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011
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Accent Inns is for Bike Lovers

Here’s some great information on Mountain Biking specifically in the Burnaby BC and Victoria BC area.

Enjoy your ride!

Adventures in Cycling:  Burnaby Mountain Bike Park

Do you want to jump on your mountain bike and experience the challenges of adventure travel with a solid dose of a big city night life and never have to get in a car?

If you have never heard of Burnaby, British Columbia, it is a suburb of Vancouver BC giving you the convenience of staying in the middle of a great city with quick access to excellent mountain bike trails and best of all the Accent Inn Burnaby is a bike friendly hotel Spend your days in Burnaby Mountain Bike Park encompassed by woods, mountains, and ocean views with some awesome downhill mountain bike trails. (more…)

 

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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
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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
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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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