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Accent Inns Founder Receives First Ever Tourism Life Member Award

Friday, April 29th, 2011
Terry Farmer of Accent Inns victoria hotel chain enjoys `semi-retirement`

Terry Farmer enjoys `semi-retirement`

On Thursday April 28, 2011 friends, colleagues and supporters gathered at Tourism Victoria’s annual general meeting witnessed Terry Farmer being named this year’s Life Member award recipient. “A successful entrepreneur, tireless volunteer and beloved employer, Terry Farmer, founder of the Accent Inns Hotel Chain, has made British Columbia a better place to live, work and play,” said a long time employee with the locally owned and operated hotel chain and those words were repeated as Dave Cowan, GM of the World Famous Butchart Gardens named Terry farmer as the first ever recipient.

 

 

No matter who describes his work ethic – loyal employees of Accent Inns, tourism operators who have enjoyed his vision and expertise, or his family who are following in his management footsteps – they all reply that Terry Farmer is a man who cares deeply about people, his community, the environment, and tourism in this province.

Terry is past president of the B.C. Chamber of Commerce, past director of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, founding chair of Pacific Sport National Training Centre-Victoria, and past chair of Tourism Victoria, the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce and the Oak Bay/Greater Victoria Summer Games. (more…)

 

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Victoria BC is in full Bloom!

Saturday, March 6th, 2010

The Butchart Gardens helps lead Victoria BC's flower count

21 Billion Blooms in 2010

Victoria, B.C. –  The Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce,  Butchart Gardens and Tourism Victoria have once again teamed up to record the scene at one of the World’s best Bloomin’ cities. The total number of blooms counted in the Annual Greater Victoria Flower Count was 21,691,666,716.  Oak Bay was the leading Municipality with over 14 billion blooms followed by Victoria with almost 5 billion blooms.  The winning class was Ms L Westby’s class from Willows Elementary and they win a trip to Butchart Gardens.

Greater Victoria is one of the best places on the planet to live work and play. The annual flower count is a testament to the wonderful climate and community spirit. Truly a gold medal performance by Mother Nature this year! (more…)

 

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VICTORIA BC FLOWER COUNT 2010

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

Butchart gardens leads victoria bc flower count 2010

VICTORIA FLOWER COUNT 2010 PARTICIPATION BY VISITORS AND LOCALS ENHANCED BY THE BUTCHART GARDENS’ COUNTING PLAN

Victoria, BC – As lead financial sponsor in the Victoria Flower Count for 2010, The Butchart Gardens welcomes the opportunity to have visitors to The Gardens participate in the flower count from February 25th to March 3rd. A map and counting sheet will be available at the Admission Gate and Info Centre each day indicating which garden area is to be counted. The gardens have been divided into seven sections to allow one area to be counted per day. (more…)

 

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