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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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City Opera – Fallujah

Monday, May 7th, 2012

In the world of Not-For-Profits and Arts and Culture it’s great to report that one of the organizations we are proud to work with is getting global attention and incredible support.

City Opera Vancouver’s Board of Directors has announced that the company has been awarded a commissioning grant of $250,000 US from the Annenberg Foundation, in connection with the philanthropic multimedia organization Explore.
This extraordinary sum is believed to be the largest single commissioning grant in Canadian history. The working title: FALLUJAH.

The Annenberg Foundation, a private US-based family foundation, provides funding and support to non-profit organizations around the world. Explore, a signature project of the Annenberg Foundation, developed the concept of the project and presented the commissioning grant to City Opera Vancouver. It is awarded for the creation of a new chamber opera, to be developed over a two-year period. The story is based on the real experiences of US Marine Corps Sergeant Christian Ellis at the Battle of Fallujah in 2004. (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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Tee Cup Charity Golf Tournament

Monday, September 27th, 2010
Michael McCoy Executive Director of Touchstone and Donna of Accent Inns

Michael McCoy Executive Director of Touchstone and Donna Price of Accent Inns

Women Making a Difference recently held their 5th Annual Tee Cup Charity Golf Tournament (www.teecupgolf.com) , sponsored in part by Accent Inns (www.accentinns.com) at Country Meadows Golf Course. Women Making a Difference members, Christine Campbell, Janet Clousten and Donna Price got together 51/2 years ago at a conference aimed at helping at the community level and started this event to raise money for a local charity.

Monies raised Women Making a Difference are used for families in need of counseling.

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Lessons From the Land and Sea – and people

Thursday, August 19th, 2010
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Lessons from the Land and Culture

This recent article (Lessons From the Land and Sea) by the Sierra Club of BC (Accent Inns is a supporter) really touches on several areas of interest or connection for those of us that live and work in B.C.  This caught my attention as an Accent Inns team member because we are proud to work with so many of the local first nations bands around BC, support groups like the Sierra club of BC in their efforts to protect our local environment and the fact that Eco-tourism is an important part of our economy, makes this article by the Sierra club well worth the read.   (more…)

 

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Gretzky CNIB Golf Classic

Thursday, July 29th, 2010
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The 5th Annual Walter Gretzky CNIB Golf Classic is August 5th at Olympic View Golf Club

The 5th Annual Walter Gretzky CNIB Golf Classic is August 5th at Olympic View Golf Club. This year they have many new experiences for the golfers, including a live auction Hawaii Package, featuring return airfare with WestJet, green fees at Wailea Golf Club, and a 5-night stay in deluxe ocean view accommodations at Fairmont Kea Lani!

On the course you have a chance to win 2 cars or $10,000 cash! Activities on the course will include ‘Beat the Blind Golfer’ challenge, a putting contest and a trivia contest! Enticing samples will also be available!

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Motorcycle enthusiasts have their driving directions all planned

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

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Vancouver airport hotel makes a good start for a cross canada motorcycle trip.jpg

Reconnecting with Canada Motorbike Film Series starts cross Canada road trip with a stay at Accent Inns

The Accent Inn Vancouver Airport hotel played host to Joe and Flora Lloyd recently to help them prepare for their three month cross Canada bike trip. Their ‘Reconnecting with Canada’ film series is coming to Canadian towns from BC to the Maritimes and all the way back by BMW.

Canadian filmmakers Joe and Flora Lloyd lived Down Under for eight years. After the successful launch of their Australian cross country film series, they are “Reconnecting with Canada” from a BMW motorcycle filming en route-covering 400 kilometres per day over three months and three coasts, and as much quality footage can be fit into two film series.   Ambitious?

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How do you handle time management?

Monday, June 28th, 2010
crazy clock

Time Management shouldn't be so confusing

Time Management: Mystery or Magic?

Ok here we go into the wonderful and sometimes mystical world of “time management”.

When you ask  many young and even seasoned professionals about their time management skills they suddenly lower the head and speak into their chest just like a child who knows he’s done something wrong.  Time management is a powerful tool and I’ve met several successful business people and athletic achievers that tout it as “their” secret to success. A couple of great examples for my are my former boss and mentor, Terry Farmer, and many of the excellent athletes that make up the Camosun Chargers College athletic program. These “kids” really have it together! We all know we need time management skills but either feel like we’ve never really achieved what we need to, or even worse, are completely intimidated by the subject. Find your examples as I have. They are all around you I promise. (more…)

 

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Ride to Conquer Cancer

Friday, June 18th, 2010
Support the Ride to Conquer Cancer

Support the Ride to Conquer Cancer

Vancouver Airport Hotel helps riders.

The Victoria Tech Team  started to put the  wheels in motion at a  Viatec Christmas. The results;  a cycling team of 22 Victoria BC tech professionals, and months of training for the  260km ride from Vancouver to Seattle in support of the BC Cancer Foundation’s 2010 Ride to Conquer Cancer.

The Victoria Tech Team Riders championed by  team Captain Tony Melli is made up of a wide range of members from the local tech community, including software entrepreneurs, business owners, tech investors, government agents, educators, consultants and IT experts.

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