Save on flights and more

Your Club Affinity program is brought to you by the Architectural Institute of BC (AIBC). This program is designed to provide you with valuable insider discounts on the products and services you want and need. Offers can be redeemed in a variety of ways – online, in-store and by phone.

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– Japan Airlines is providing discounted flights! Book through Rolex Travel, Jancy Chang, tel: 604-872-8548; ID #ZVBTCA



– Whistler Blackcomb: Save 25% on Lift Tickets and up to 50% on Rentals

– Sun Peaks Resort: Save 15% on Lift Tickets

– Silver Star Resort: Save 15% on Lift Tickets

– Big White Ski Resort: Save 15% on Lift Tickets

FRIGHT NIGHTS AT THE PNE: SAVE $4/person Experience one of the scariest Halloween events in Vancouver!!

Discounts on Fright Night Passes – Offer only valid October 14 – 31, 2010

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Dear Diary: This is How a City Like Toronto is Built

By Lisa Rochon, Globe and Mail
September 30, 2011

4:42 a.m., one recent day in Toronto: Philipp Rode, executive director of the Cities Project at the London School of Economics, e-mails me to say, yes, he’d be happy to discuss the current budget crisis in Toronto and how other global cities are grappling with their own shortfalls but managing to stand by the need for better public transit and more public amenities. Turns out, his missive is the prelude to a day composed of a series of artful and crucial examples of what it takes to build a city like this one. More … 

VISA: atmosphere

As part of its Artists Talks series, the Vancouver Island School of Art invites you to .”atmosphere”, and examination of new artistic concepts in contemporary European architecture. German architect Marie Ulber will address recent development in European architecture, particularly a growing interest in the perception of libraries, museum and other public buildings. UIber is a PhD student at Bauhaus University who is currently living in Victoria while working on her thesis. Her presentation will explore the concept of “atmospheres” and the tradition of creating spatial moods as demonstrated by artists, architects and other designers. This talk will consider the contrast between being in the presence of visual artworks and experiencing interior spaces such as domes, and pose the question: if arts offers a way of seeing the world, what is the task of architecture. This free, public event takes place Wednesday, October 12, 7:00 p.m. at VISA, 2549 Quadra Street, Victoria.