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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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Third X Files movie on the way

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010
Accent Inn Burnaby hotel

Accent Inn Burnaby BC Hotel close to the movie studios

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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Profit Names Accent Inns CEO Mandy Farmer

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010
Mandy Farmer, President and CEO Accent Inns

Mandy Farmer, President and CEO Accent Inns

For Immediate Release:

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.

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Undercover Boss meet the not so Undercover Boss

Friday, October 1st, 2010
Terry Farmer, Accent Inns founder painting at one of the Kamloops hotel

Terry Farmer, Accent Inns "not so undercover" boss

The current installment of CBS (shown on CTV) Undercover Boss TV Shows the President and CEO of Choice hotels going undercover.  Well I just had to take this opportunity to talk about Accent Inns leadership. Long before Choice Hotels CEO dawned a uniform our own Terry Farmer was working hard at our Accent Inn BC hotels. The attached video shows  Accent Inns founder and Chairman, Terry, more recently cleaning rooms and doing maintenance at both our Kamloops hotel and our Victoria hotel. This particular efforts was as a reward to our staff for the great fundraising effort everyone in the BC  hotel chain did for the Power to Play event.  Every Accent Inn is owned and operated by the Farmer family with Mandy Farmer being the current President and CEO. Terry and Mandy have never been afraid of getting in and supporting our team and they always make an effort to know each one of our staff (around the province) by name!
Friendliness and cleanliness have always been a priority and as you can see in the video, having fun is important to!
 

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Kids Coin Drive for Variety –The Children’s Charity

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010
Heartly and a child at the kids coin drive for the Variety Club

Heartly and a child at the kids coin drive

The Kids Coin Drive for Variety is an annual fundraiser now in its 9th year. What started as a small penny drive has become a province-wide campaign that has raised over $1.5 million! The Coin Drive’s biggest supporters are all kids who have been helped by Variety and now fundraise on behalf of children who other children who need Variety’s support.

Young philanthropists from around the province will be in Burnaby on Wednesday, September 1st to kick-off the 9thannual Kids Coin Drive for Variety. All of the children involved have been helped by Variety – The Children’s Charity and are now giving back to the cause by raising money for other kids like them. Kids from outside of the Lower Mainland will be staying at the Accent Inn in Burnaby hotel while in town! (more…)

 

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Fish for the Future

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

man holding salmon in a stream regarding restoring fish habitat

Maintaining and restoring fish habitat helps our environment

‘Fish for the Future’ program supports British Columbia’s natural environment

For Immediate Release

August 24, 2010

New Accent Inns ‘Fish for the Future’ program supports British Columbia’s natural environment

Victoria, B.C. – Accent Inns hotels has just launched a new program that will see to the long-term viability of British Columbia’s natural resources, as they continue to fulfill their vision of supporting local groups that strive towards improving the B.C. environment.

“Building business and building community truly go hand-in-hand,” said Accent Inns CEO Mandy Farmer. “And in launching ‘Fish for the Future’ program, we’re showing that it’s possible for every one of us to make a positive difference in our world – a core value held by Accent Inns.”

The program, underway this month, is simple to support. For each guest who stays at any one of the BC hotel’s locations and shows a valid freshwater or salt water fishing license, Accent Inns will donate $2.00. Accent Inns ‘Fish for the Future’ partners are: Freshwater Fisheries Society of B.C. and Pacific Salmon Foundation. In addition, the Accent Inns Vancouver Airport hotel also has supporting services for the fishing enthusiasts with free shuttle service to the South Terminal / float plane terminal for the ‘fly-in’ fisherman as well as providing freezer service. (more…)

 

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Explore BC with the Victoria Hotel Chain

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

For immediate release

Accent Inn Victoria BC Hotel

Accent Inns’ Explore BC Road Trip celebrates the best of British Columbia with special rates and everything from bison to biking to Butchart Gardens

Victoria, BC, June 15, 2010– From encounters with bald eagles, camels, bison or elk, to high tech experiences, some of BC’s best shopping, explorations in wine country, or outdoor adventures, Accent Inns is offering up some of British Columbia’s most unique experiences with their Explore BC rates and packages this summer.

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