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Commonwealth Games 20th Anniversary

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

victoria94This week we celebrate as a city (Victoria BC) 20 years of legacy from one of the most successful Commonwealth Games recorded. My name is John and although I’m the Director of Marketing for Accent Inns now, 20 years ago I was the Assistant General Manager for the Accent Inn Victoria. (more…)

 

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Shriners Odyssey Canadian Tour coming to BC

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Fezzy with map EngOriginating at the Shriners Hospital for Children Canada, the Odyssey started in St Johns, Nfld back in May and will end in BC on July 18th.  The Fez-Mobile is on the road to raise awareness for the care and services Shriners provide.

The launch of the Exceptional Care Odyssey, a coast-to-coast voyage, marks the one year anniversary of the beginning of construction Canada’s new Shriners Hospital in Montreal. One year after beginning construction, the new Shriners Hospitals for Children®-Canada, the building structure is complete and currently being enclosed, electrical, mechanical and plumbing work is advancing and all of this on budget. (more…)

 

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Keep Moving – Cycling with Arthritis

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

seniors_bikingOur newest community partners, The Arthritis Society of BC has kindly prepared this “cycling with Arthritis” blog post. As you head out on those summer bike trips, have a read and see if we can help make your vacation just a little more pain free (along with our bike friendly hotel rooms that is…) (more…)

 

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Canning takes Canadian National Sprint Challenge

Monday, June 30th, 2014

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And Wins Entry in Pro Challenge Race in Quebec

Lac Megantic, QC – Cody Canning of Victoria’s Accent Inns/Russ Hay’s Cycling Team p/b Scotiabank took a huge win in the Elite men’s Challenge Sprint, the final event of the 2014 Global Relay Cycling Canada Road Championships that wrapped up on Sunday June 29. (more…)

 

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Bin 4 Burger Lounge coming to Accent Inns

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

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Bin 4 Burger Lounge has all the right ingredients for Accent Inns: locally owned, strong family values and commitment to outstanding experiences.

June 26 , 2014, Victoria, BC – Now guests who travel to Victoria can not only stay local with Accent Inns, they can eat local as well, with the announcement that Bin 4 Burger Lounge will become the Saanich hotel`s restaurant tenant, opening in 2015. (more…)

 

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Arthritis Society Gets a Helping Hotel Hand

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

Arthritis SocietyVictoria BC, June 18, 2014 –Spring 2014 Through connecting with hotel executives at several events, representatives from the Arthritis Society learned of the many not-for profit organizations that Accent Inns has managed to assist and decided to learn more about the local hotel chain.

The surprise came when after meeting with the chain’s Marketing and Communications Manager, John Espley, they found that Accent Inns also wanted to learn more about The Society. After several months of networking and a few meetings in both Victoria and Vancouver BC, it was agreed that Accent Inns would extend a helping hotel hand and support the Arthritis Society, BC & Yukon Division through the company’s InnAid program. Assistance would come in a few ways including accommodations. (more…)

 

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Fathers need support to.

Sunday, June 15th, 2014

fathers dayHi gang, John Espley (Mountain Man) here. I usually write a Father’s day blog about all the wonderful aspects of being a father, including spending time with your children. This year I thought we should take a look at fathers from a different angle. A more serious perspective. Being the community relations guy for Accent Inns and Hotel Zed, I get to work with so many wonderful organizations, many of which are connected to or support fathers in one way or another. (more…)

 

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Cycle of Hope for Families

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014
2014 Cycle of Hope team

2014 Cycle of Hope team

June 3, was the kick-off for the 2014 Cycle of Hope. This is the 3rd year for the event and the 3rd year Accent Inns has been honored to support this dedicated group of people. Started by Cindy Lister and Robin Farrell, the annual ride and associated events has raised over $50,000 for ALS research and support for the families dealing with the terrible disease. (more…)

 

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City Opera Vancouver Presents Pauline

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014
John Espley & Margaret Atwood

John Espley & Margaret Atwood

Hi Guys, John Espley here. Although my nickname is the “Mountain Man”, many folks don’t know I used to be a music student. I enjoy all sorts and styles of music but must admit that I’ve only attended a few operas in my time. I am so glad that one of those operas was the recent premier of Pauline. Pauline was written by the very special author, Margaret Atwood joined with the incredible talents of Tobin Stokes providing the musical composition. This was obviously a partnership destined to do great things. (more…)

 

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What’s Mother’s Day Mean To You?

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

mothers dayThis Sunday is Mother’s Day. John from Accent Inns here. The other day when I found 3 minutes of free time to rest my brain I began thinking of my mother and what did mother’s day mean to me now. How had that changed since I was a child (approx. 94 years ago…) , since I’ve been married and have a child of my own? (more…)

 

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