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Merry Christmas

Wednesday, December 25th, 2013

From our family owned business to you and your families, Merry Christmas from Accent Inns and wishing you the best for 2014.
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Back to School – Travel Without The Kids

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

back to schoolOK, the children are back in school. Parents are busy dealing with getting all the back to school items their children forgot to mention they needed, sorting out what it is they want in their lunches, counselling their off-spring as they complain about who’s sitting next to them in class or on the  bus and  realizing that they have to re-learn everything they thought they would never need to know,  just so  they can help their kids with homework!

Ah, but you are grandparents or perhaps folks that decided the above path wasn’t for you. Of course you love the little “rug-rats” but whichever category you fall into, this is a very special time for you too.  You’ve had your fun with the grand-kids all summer and now it’s time to focus on you. You’ve dealt with all the lines for the really cool things to see & do but now there are no children to be seen and access to attractions is suddenly easy (and quiet).  This is your time to travel. (more…)

 

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BC hotel Chain Invites You To Experience Local

Monday, August 5th, 2013

Experience local by Accent InnsAccent Inns puts local experiences on the map with new interactive website

 

Aug. 5, 2013, (BC Day) Victoria, BC – Experiencing BC like a local has just become easier thanks to Accent Inns, a small family-owned hotel chain that prides itself on offering more than your standard guest services at each of its five locations. (more…)

 

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2013 Varity Club Telethon

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Accent Inns team under variety bannerAll of us at  Accent Inns strongly believe in the importance of giving back to the community. This was never more apparent than the recent donation made to the Variety Club Telethon by team members from the Accent Inn Vancouver Airport hotel.

Throughout the year of 2012 the Vancouver Airport team held numerous fundraising events to raise money for the very worthwhile organization, Variety Club – The Children’s Charity.

There were bake sales, jelly bean guess contests, and BBQ’s.  It was amazing and truly touching to see everyone’s enthusiasm in making each event a great success.

One of the favorite memories was during our first BBQ when Donna Price, Regional Sales Manager for Sports and Groups, put hot dogs on the grill only to later notice that there were words on the hot dogs as they were individually wrapped in plastic.

Together the team managed to raise $1000.

Zareena Dean and Sheena Brooks had the privilege of presenting the cheque to Variety – The Children’s Charity on the Show of Hearts Telethon on February 17th 2013. We are so proud!!

 

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Being treated like royalty on the Queen Mary II

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

Pam Macdonald Pam MacDonald is a Travel Agent, Youth Probation Officer, Writer, Painter and overall life explorer. She has generously shared this story of her most recent cruise along with her paintings:

 

I have been back for less than a week from one of the most significant trips so far in my life. This week I was at work catching up, I am a youth probation officer in a custody center in British Columbia, Canada and have been in that profession for more than 26 years. (more…)

 

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Richmond BC Hotel , A Good Base to Check Out Michael Jackson

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012
Kelsey Janssen Expedia Cruiseship center Duncan BC

Kelsey Janssen Expedia Cruiseship Center Travel Agent

Accent Inns enjoys working with our partners in the travel industry, especially local community travel agents.
See below for a guest post from Kelsey Janssen.

Kelsey Janssen, Travel and Cruise Specialist, Expedia Cruise Ship Centers Duncan share’s on of her travel experiences.

In 2011 when Cirque du Soleil, Michael Jackson “The Immortal Tour” came to Vancouver I knew I had to attend.

After purchasing tickets, I called the Accent Inn, Richmond BC to book my overnight hotel and complimentary parking.  It worked out very well!  We checked into the hotel and then took the complimentary shuttle to the River Rock casino.  We then took the sky train and were in downtown Vancouver in 25 minutes.  The show was incredible and our accommodations worked out great. (more…)

 

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Family Support Institute Welcomes Accent Inns

Friday, December 7th, 2012

FSI logoFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Accent Inns joins the Family Support Institute in supporting families in BC. New Westminster, BC, November 30, 2012 – The Family Support Institute (FSI) is excited to announce a new partnership that has developed between FSI and Accent Inns. This partnership will benefit thousands of families all over BC and speaks to the level of commitment both groups have for families and individuals living with disabilities in this province.

 

“Strong, healthy families lead to strong healthy communities”

Accent Inns has agreed to support the Family Support Institute in a variety of ways. They have donated several rooms to FSI for use by our families when needed throughout the year. They have also offered a special room rate to the Family Support Institute that is $5 below any advertised room rate with the Accent Inns. For every room booked, where individuals mention FSI and take advantage of this special rate, Accent Inns will also donate an additional $5 to FSI! This rate and donation are available to anyone who mentions FSI upon check in. The key is to remember to mention the Family Support Institute! (more…)

 

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Whitecaps FC And Adidas Helping Youth

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

The following is a reprint from the Whitecaps FC blog and we thank them:

On the Saturday (of the long weekend) morning as the sun beamed down on the Minoru Oval in Richmond Vancouver, eight U16 girls’ teams and eight U16 boys’ teams arrived to stake their claim for their respective titles. The invite-only tournament consisted of players from the EA Sports BC Soccer Premier League (BCSPL), who were eager to show-case their pre-season form. “On behalf of the EA SPORTS BC Soccer Premier League and its participating clubs, I would like to thank adidas Canada for once again offering us the opportunity to be exclusive participants in the adidas Champions Cup,” said David Haber, president of the BCSPL. “This event provides our U-16 teams with an ideal competitive environment as they prepare for the fall season of the league, which starts on the weekend of September 15th and 16th.” (more…)

 

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Vancouver Canadians NWL Champions!

Monday, September 10th, 2012

All of us at Accent Inns are so proud of the Vancouver Canadians.

This is a reprint from their Blog with the story of the big finish!

 

 

 

 

Suddenly, the Vancouver Canadians are making a habit of winning the Northwest League championship. Kellen Sweeney ignited a seven-run eighth inning with a two-run single and Art Charles capped it with a bases-loaded triple Sunday as Vancouver rallied for a 12-9 victory at Boise and its second straight title. (more…)

 

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SOS Children’s Village Johannesburg

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

New PictureBack in July, Donna Price ( Regional Sales Manager Sports and Groups for Accent Inns)  and a few friends had a special opportunity to visit the SOS Children’s Village, Ennerdale just outside of Johannesburg. This is a look at their trip and experiences….

 

It was a beautifully kept place for almost 200 children who come from different circumstances (orphaned or lack of family care). They integrate the children in the community in Schooling, projects and prepare the kids to be self sufficient once they leave the village. The children were well taken care of in a home-style setting. In addition to the children, they also have small homes for the retired house mothers or “aunties”. We met a couple of them – one 62 years and one 86 years old. (more…)

 

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