#Avioning My Way Through the Toronto International Film Festival

 

 


Fall not only brings some cooler weather and more stylish to the table, but it also brings some exciting events to Toronto! I get excited each year to check out TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival), but this year I did things a little differently – I did some #Avioning during the festival!

I’ve been an RBC Avion card holder for over a year now, and I love using my card to earn points towards travel, but for the first time I used my card to gain access to some of the hottest events at TIFF! I knew when I signed up to become a coveted Avioner that my travel points would have amazing flexibility (no blackout dates, no flight or airline restrictions, ect.), but I didn’t realize the VIP experiences it would open up for me!

As a girl who loves experiencing more, having the chance to enjoy exclusive access to events and privileges that are a little beyond are some of the reasons I love being an Avioner!

Last week as an Avioner I was able to enjoy exclusive seating at the TIFF premiere of Stronger at Roy Thompson Hall. I was able to bypass lineups, and stand front and centre as the stars of the movie walked the red carpet. My feet were practically ON the red carpet – it was amazing! My girlfriend and I decided to make it a night out, so we ate popcorn, enjoyed drinks, and enjoyed all of the perks of being an Avioner!
 

 

#Avioning with RBC at TIFF

 

 
RBC and Visa are sponsors of the Toronto International Film Festival which means they were able to offer RBC Avion cardholders such as myself exciting opportunities and exclusive perks to the week’s events.

We had an amazing time because we didn’t have to worry about waiting in line for seats, or standing with the crowd, and we just focused on having a blast with the stars! I had no idea we could get this close to the stars at TIFF – we were so happy to be Avioner’s that night!

We were so lucky to have such an amazing spot on the red carpet – all of the movie stars were being interviewed right in front of us! I had the chance to see Jake Gyllenhaall up close and personal that night, which was something I would never have the chance to do unless I was an Avioner!

 

 

#Avioning with RBC at TIFF

 

 

Next up for our TIFF girls night out we headed to the RBC Music Party with The Arkells.

The party took place at RBC House (The Storys building) where all kinds of TIFF events would be happening throughout the week. The venue was so cool, and we sipped on cocktails and had some amazing food while we waited to see The Arkells.

 

 

#Avioning with RBC at TIFF

 

 
#Avioning with RBC at TIFF
 

 

I would have never thought that I would get to actually meet The Arkells, but I did! They were so incredibly nice, and we couldn’t wait to see them on stage!

 

 

 

 

The concert was so good – it was an intimate show so the band was able to walk through the crowd, get people on stage singing and dancing, and even playing guitar!

They played their own hits, along with some Motown classics like Stevie Wonder and other fun songs to get everyone dancing. I had such a fun time!

 

 

#Avioning with RBC at TIFF
 

 
My next #Avioning TIFF experience was spent the next night with my husband – he’s a fellow Avioner (we have a joint card), this allows us to collect points faster!

Last year he decided that the RBC Avion Card would be the best credit card for us to earn travel points based on the flexibility of their travel redemption and of course my affinity for shopping and therefore the ability to rack up those travel points!

We love to hop on a plane as often as possible, and we just used our points to book a trip to NYC for our anniversary! He loved that we did it all with points – it was our first time using them!

We received tickets through our RBC Avion card to see one of the hottest movies at TIFF – Suburbicon. These tickets were next to impossible to get, and we easily reserved them and went on a date night! The movie was shown in the Visa Screening Room at the Princess of Wales Theatre – such a cool experience.
 

 


 

 
#Avioning with RBC at TIFF
 

 

Our night basically summed up what being an Avioner is all about! I love the flexibility and travel perks of my card since I’m a gal who likes to pack a bag and just go, but I also love having the privilege to have access to exclusive and unique experiences all just for being an Avioner!

We bypassed all of the line up’s to attend the movie, and once we sat down with our popcorn and drinks George Clooney was introduced! I couldn’t believe I was listening to George Clooney speak!

To top off our night, we happened upon the Suburbicon after party by chance, and there we saw George Clooney up close and personal! After taking this photo I stood near his vehicle and ended up face to face with him! I said “Hi George!” and he said hi back to me! How cool is that?

 

 

 

 

Our night basically summed up what being an Avioner is all about! I love the flexibility and travel perks of my card since I’m a gal who likes to pack a bag and just go, but I also love having the privilege to have access to exclusive and unique experiences all just for being an Avioner!

Having an Avion card can get you access to VIP experiences like I had at TIFF, the RBC Canadian Open, the Avion Holiday Boutique and so much more! #AVIONING

Thanks to RBC for teaming up with me on this post and making these fun experiences happen!

 

 

 

 

Items in this post may have been provided to me for review, but all opinions are fabulously my own.

 

 
Xoxo Mandy

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