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Volume 15 / May, 2012

Yes! Leadership camp is all about co-operation

modo yes!

The YES is a summer co-operative leadership camp that provides week long retreats for teenagers from all over BC. The camp focuses on areas of self-awareness, co-operation, communication, and global awareness. The YES builds a strong foundation of co-operative skills and values for leaders of tomorrow.


It’s also active fun! Participants get to enjoy hiking and canoeing with emphasis on wilderness training and environmental stewardship.


Because it’s the International Year of Co-operatives, Modo would like to send two youths to The YES Camp this year. We sponsor members’ children first and foremost – but other family members will be considered! If you’d like to nominate your youth to be sponsored, email by June 5, 2012.


Note to parents: we’ve noticed that the more excited you are about the camp, the less the kids want to go. So – be cool folks! Facebook Like Button

in this issue

modo moves

AIDS Vancouver fundraiser - celebrity dim sum

upcoming events

modo rental partners

UNA residents - take note!

2012 BEST commuter challenge registration open

featured items

modo moves

Vancouver – Langara + Marpole
NEW LOCATION + NEW VEHICLE: Granville Mews, at 6700 Granville Street in a designated Modo stall in the lane between Granville and Cartier, at 52nd Avenue, a 2012 orange Prius C hybrid hatchback.

Vancouver – South Granville
NEW LOCATION: Vancouver School Board, in the school board parkade on Fir Street, between West Broadway and West 10th Avenue, a 2012 blue Toyota Prius C hybrid hatchback.

Vancouver – Cambie Corridor
VEHICLE UPGRADE at City Hall Surface Lot, a 2012 red Scion XD hatchback.


Vancouver – Main Street Corridor
VEHICLE CHANGE at E 19th & Main, a 2010 blue Honda Insight.


Vancouver – Cedar Cottage
NEW LOCATION: Cedar Cottage Park, in the 1300 block of East 11th Ave between Clark Drive and Woodland Drive, a 2009 green Nissan Cube hatchback.


Vancouver – Commercial Drive
VEHICLE CHANGE at Alma Blackwell’s, a 2010 grey Nissan Sentra sedan.
VEHICLE UPGRADE at Lakewood + E 7th, a 2012 orange Dodge Journey sports wagon with integrated child seats.


Vancouver – Downtown
NEW LOCATION: Pacific Centre, located in the underground EasyPark lot on level P1, a 2010 white Nissan Versa hatchback.


Vancouver – West End

VEHICLE CHANGE at Hendry House, a 2009 blue Nissan Versa sedan.


Burnaby – Lougheed

NEW LOCATION: Keswick Park, on the north side of Cardston Court, just west of Government Street, about 500 metres southwest of Lougheed SkyTrain station, a 2007 silver Nissan Versa sedan.


New Westminster
VEHICLE CHANGE at Ash + Fourth, a 2009 orange Toyota Matrix hatchback.


modo floaters
Keefer has a 2012 red Toyota Matrix hatchback.

Knightsbridge has a 2012 silver Dodge Grand Caravan minivan.
Main Street SkyTrain has a 2012 blue Toyota Prius V hybrid and a 2011 light green Honda CRV sports wagon.

WISE Hall has a 2012 orange Toyota Prius C.


Looking for more locations? Visit

the orange Prius C gets thumbs up

AIDS Vancouver fundraiser - celebrity dim sum

AIDS Vancouver has been around for almost 30 years. On June 2, it hosts the 5th Annual Celebrity Dim Sum at Sun Sui Wah Seafood Restaurant. This is a unique culinary experience where guests get to mingle with local celebrities while enjoying dim sum. Fred Lee and Sophie Lui will once again emcee this benefit for the Asian Community Outreach Project. There will be wonderful entertainment, fabulous food, exciting auctions and a chicken feet eating contest!


Modo is supporting this event through carsharing – you can get involved too by getting tickets here. Or, learn more about the event on their Facebook event page. Tweet Button

Bowen Zhang, OMNI Mandarin News Anchor, serves up dim sum with the best smile of the day

upcoming events

With summer on our doorstep, Modo will be participating at a number of fun outdoor events to spread the carsharing word. If you’re interested in volunteering with Modo for these sorts of events, please email and we’ll get you set up! Thank you!


Bicycle Show + Shine May 26 at River Market
It’s Bike Month at River Market in New Westminster and to cap it off a Bicycle Show + Shine will take place along the boardwalk at the market. It will be a special day for Modo members too: the first 25 to show your fob at the Modo info table will get $5 in market dollars to spend at the market. Got an awesome bike to show off? Register here. You might win one awesome prize including something from Modo.


Madskillz Circus Flashmob May 27 at English Bay
It’s time for a Circus Flashmob! Madskillz is hosting the mob at English Bay to spread some joy and let people know about the Madskillz Festival coming up in June. Arrive a bit early to participate in the Modo clown car video shoot. Learn more about the event on their Facebook page and learn the dance steps in this video.


Bike to Work Week May 28 through June 1

Bike to Work is a program of HUB: Your Cycling Connection. Bike to Work Week encourages avid cyclists and new riders alike to sign up, log their commutes, win prizes, and be a part of making Metro Vancouver a better place to live, work and play. More people on bikes means our city is more liveable and sustainable. Modo loves it!


Vancouver Farmers Markets
The 2012 market season has started and you’ll once again find the Vancouver Farmers Markets at five locations this year: Trout Lake*, Kitsilano*, West End, Main Street, and Kerrisdale. Modo is a proud sponsor of the market: we support this organization that is driven to create a sustainable local food economy. Visit for a full listing of market and festival dates.
*The Bicycle Valet is available at this location.


LOCO Business Mixer June 5 at Recycling Alternative
Recycling Alternative began with a hatchback and two hardy individuals more than 20 years ago. They collected paper from offices with no recycling programs, all before blue boxes were part of our weekly lives. Come on down to the next LOCO mixer and learn more about how this locally owned business is expanding their services to create a more sustainable community. It’s always a great time.


MEC Bikefest Vancouver June 23
This free community event is all about bringing together Vancouver’s cycling community – seasoned veterans and newbies – to celebrate cycling. There are lots of activities planned for the day including an MEC Bike Swap, parent-child bike maintenance workshops, a stunt show and bike demos, and much more. Modo’s supporting MEC Bikefest because most of our members are active cyclists and yes, we want to see more people on bikes!

modo rental partners

Sometimes renting a vehicle makes more sense than carsharing. Rental agencies offer competitive pricing on day rates, plus you can start your rental outside of Metro Vancouver.


Modo has partnerships with two rental companies: Dollar Thrifty and Enterprise Rent-a-Car. The two companies have different offers for Modo members. Use our handy trip cost calculator to help you with your transportation choice and don’t forget about our travel insurance perk through The Co-operators if you’re going cross-border.


Visit our Perks page to learn more Facebook Like Button

road tripping made easy with modo

UNA residents - take note!

Residents of the University Neighbourhood Association who are thinking about joining Modo to carshare, please take note: UBC Properties Trust and Modo have teamed up to provide a great incentive for the first 100 new members to join. If you’re eligible to join, all you need is your Community Services Card to access this promotion.

UBC Thunderbird is one of our locations in the UNA

2012 BEST commuter challenge registration open

The BEST Commuter Challenge is a great way to get your workplace involved in creating safe and sustainable communities while helping the environment.


From June 3 through 9, thousands of employees around BC will hop on their bike, take transit, canoe or paddle, or walk to work. An easy online tracking system lets participants check their progress. Based on these results, workplaces and employees can win fabulous prizes, including something from Modo.


We already have over 150 registered workplaces in BC representing a total employee base of nearly 115,000!! Be workplace co-ordinator and register your workplace at Modo has already registered, have you?


For more information please contact Michelle at or 604-669-2860 ext 211.

the 2012 BEST Commuter Challenge is proudly sponsored by ICBC

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