MEMBER SERVICES & UPDATES

ASTTBC MEMBER SERVICES

Benefit of Membership: Qualified. Registered. Accountable.

Today’s fast-changing and competitive environment demands the very best people and at a time of increasing professional reliance, employers are attracted to ASTTBC Technology Professionals because they can be assured our members are qualified, registered and accountable.

Qualified.  ASTTBC is considered a critical element in the career of technologists, technicians and technical specialists and businesses, industries and government recognize our credentials as key indicators of competence and quality.

Registered.  ASTTBC has a mandate under provincial legislation to maintain, improve and increase the knowledge, ability and competence of our members. By setting and maintaining standards of excellence, members, employers and their clients all benefit from a culture of professionalism.

Accountable.   ASTTBC regulate standards of training and practice of, and for, its members and to protect the interest of the public.  Certified members are required to follow a Code of Ethics and are subject to practice review and discipline therefore assuring professionalism in the execution of their duties.

Additional Benefits of Membership

Member Services Partner Spotlight: Manulife Financial

  For over 65 years now, Engineers Canada and The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company (Manulife Financial) have been offering a combination of low group rates and industry-leading benefits to members of Canada’s engineering regulators. Today, the Engineers Canada-sponsored Insurance Plans are among the oldest and biggest group plans in Canada with over 80,000 of your peers and their families making it their coverage of choice. Whether it’s Extended Health, Accident Protection, Disability, Dental or Group Term Life Insurance and the new Professional Retiree Health & Dental Insurance…..Learn more about how these plans can protect you, your family and your income at exclusive rates not available to the general public.

For more information, call Manulife Financial toll free at 1.877.598.2273 or visit www.manulife.com/ASTTnews

Additional Brokerage & Insurance Plans at Group Rates:

ATI Insurance – Travel
Dryer Group – Mortgage Brokers – Residential & Commercial; Article: Bank of Canada Rate Increase
Olympia Benefits – Health & Dental Spending Account
TD Insurance Meloche Monnex – Home Insurance; Article: Do You Have a Child Studying Away from Home?
Willis Tower Watson – Professional Liability Insurance

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Additional Group Benefits

TECHCLUB – Monthly Promotions & Savings

TechCLUB is a member services program designed to provide ASTTBC members with valuable insider discounts on products and services.   Take advantage of preferential rates by a broad range of member benefits partners!

ENTERTAINMENT & ACTIVITIES

  JERSEY BOYS

Nov 14 – 19, 2017

Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver BC

“Too good to be true!” raves the New York Post for Jersey Boys, the 2006 Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. This is the true story of how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide—all before they were 30! Jersey Boys features their hit songs “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Rag Doll,” “Oh What a Night” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.”.

*Please note: Jersey Boys is not recommended for all ages. The show contains smoke, gun shots, strobe lights, drug references, sexual situations and profane “authentic Jersey language.”

  MOTOWN THE MUSICAL

February 6 – 11, 2018

Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver BC

It began as one man’s story… became everyone’s music… and is now Broadway’s musical. Motown the Musical is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and many more. Motown shattered barriers, shaped our lives and made us all move to the same beat. Featuring classic songs such as “My Girl” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” experience the story behind the music in the record-breaking smash hit Motown the Musical!

The Broadway Across Canada group offer includes a 10% off Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday evening performances only.  All sales are final, no refunds or exchanges.  Discount does not apply to VIP or Back Balcony seating. 

 

To purchase tickets for you, family and friends at ASTTBC group member price

 
  FRIGHT NIGHTS

October 6 to October 31, 2017 (Select Nights)

Playland, Vancouver BC

Save up to $5 on Fright Passes and $10 on Fast Passes

It’s our favourite time of fear. Experience the freaky, terrifying and much less cheerful doppelganger of Playland, Fright Nights, select nights October 6 through 31.  Now featuring 8 haunted houses (including our additional, new house: The Bloodshed), 20 rides (5 more than last year), and live performances.

  CIRQUE DU SOLEIL – KURIOS October 10 to December 15, 2017 Under the Blue & Yellow Big Top at Concord Pacific Place,

Vancouver BC

Groups of 12, save up to $25 on select tickets

A mysterious and fascinating realm that disorients your senses and challenges your perceptions. Step into the curio cabinet of an ambitious inventor who defies the laws of time, space and dimension in order to reinvent everything around him. Suddenly, the visible becomes invisible, perspectives are transformed, and the world is literally turned upside down.

  STANLEY PARK GHOST TRAIN October 13 – 31, 2017 Stanley Park, Vancouver BC

Save up to $3 on select tickets

They came from outer space with only one destination in mind: The Stanley Park ghost train, and only goal: Alien Invasion!! Be prepared to be abducted to the unearthly, fantastical, strange world of…. Alien Invasion!

Plaza activities include:

·         The Haunted Maze

·         Arts and crafts

·         Exhibits by the Stanley park Ecological Society

·         The pumpkin patch

  DISNEY ON ICE – FOLLOW YOUR HEART November 22 – 26, 2017 Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver BC

Save up to $5 on select tickets

Just keep swimming with Dory and new pal Hank from Disney•Pixar’s Finding Dory as they set out to find her parents and discover the devotion of family. Cheer with Joy, Sadness, and the rest of the Emotions from Disney•Pixar’s Inside Out as they work together to boost Riley’s spirit and win the big hockey game. Venture to wintery Arendelle where Olaf and Kristoff help reunite royal sisters Anna and Elsa from Disney’s Frozen and learn love is the most powerful magic of all. See Cinderella, Rapunzel, Ariel and the Disney Princesses make their dreams possible through virtues of bravery, kindness and perseverance. And celebrate true friendship with Buzz Lightyear, Woody and The Toy Story gang. Make unforgettable memories with Mickey, Minnie and all your Disney friends when Disney On Ice presents Follow Your Heart skates into your hometown.

  BRIGHT NIGHTS AT STANLEY PARK November 30, 2017 – January 6, 2018 Stanley Park, Vancouver BC

Save up to $3 on select tickets

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Bright Nights at Stanley Park.  This holiday season the Bright Nights Christmas Train and the Stanley Park Train Plaza will sparkle with three million twinkling lights.   Bright Nights is open Thursday, November 30th, 2017 to Saturday, January 6th, 2018 and is closed Monday, December 25th Christmas Day.

  CHINESE LANTERN FESTIVAL December 15, 2017 – January 21, 2018 Hastings Park / PNE Fairgrounds, Vancouver BC

Save up to $4.50 on select tickets

Experience Vancouver in a whole new light at this 5-week celebration of Chinese culture featuring massive lanterns, amazing performances, and incredible food.

The largest festival of its kind in Canada, this festival will feature 35 illuminated displays and will transform over 14 acres of Hastings Park into an explosion of light and colours. Enjoy two performances each night featuring a variety of Chinese entertainment and art, including face changing, acrobatics, plate spinning, folk dance and more. The festival will be fun for the whole family with lots for younger guests to participate in and learn, including crafts, stories and fun attractions.

  HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS

December 30, 2017

Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver BC

Save up to $7 on select tickets

The world famous Harlem Globetrotters, featuring some of the most electrifying athletes on the planet, will bring their spectacular show to a city near you during their 2017 World Tour. The famed team will feature a star-studded roster that includes Big Easy Lofton, Ant Atkinson, Hi-Lite Bruton, Thunder Law, Bull Bullard and Cheese Chisholm – plus female stars TNT Lister and Ace Jackson* – the Globetrotters’ one-of-a-kind show is unrivaled in the world of family entertainment. Every game will showcase incredible ball handling wizardry, rim-rattling dunks, trick shots, hilarious comedy and unequaled fan interaction. You won’t want your family to miss it – buy your tickets today!

  MONSTER JAM TRIPLE THREAT SERIES

March 2 – 4, 2018

Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver BC

Save up to $5 off select seats

The Monster Jam Triple Threat Series is returning to the Pacific Coliseum in March 2018 with the all-new event format featuring the most extreme athletes of Monster Jam. Monster Jam Triple Threat Series is a points-based format that showcases the best lineup of Monster Jam vehicles that deliver what fans want to see most – more trucks, more racing, more freestyle, more donuts, more wheelies, more action!

To purchase above PNE Events and Shows for you, family and friends at ASTTBC Group Member Rate

 PRODUCTS & SERVICES

 
  LOCAL HOSPITALITY

ASTTBC is pleased to offer an exclusive worldwide travel discount service to our members. Savings average 10-20% below-market on all hotels and car rental suppliers around the world.

Save time and money. Let us negotiate the best deals and comparison price for you.

Any hotel, any car, anywhere, anytime.

To access your travel savings today!

  ENDLESS SAVINGS & MORE

Save with hundreds of discounts available on your smart phone.

New this month is Optiks International and Factory Optical. Save with 2 for 1 offers and additional discounts of up to 25% at any of their 22 Western Canadian locations.

Travel Discounts – Check out the “Travel and Play” category on the ESM App to save hundreds on your next travel including hotels, car rentals, US theme parks (Disneyland, Universal Studios and many more), ski lift tickets, Broadway & Vegas shows and more.

To get the ESM App, go to your app store (Google or Apple) or the ESM Website on your smart phone at: http://www.ESMobileApp.com  When you first download the app, you will be asked for the ASTTBC “organization code”. It’s: asttbc

For more member savings on products and services, visit TechCLUB