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Through December – Hope In Shadows 2014 Calendar
The 2014 Hope In Shadows calendar is now available for purchase from street vendors in Vancouver and North Vancouver. By attending a basic sales training session, low-income people are licensed to sell these $20 calendars, from which they make a $10 profit. As sponsor, Modo was fortunate to attend the calendar launch event earlier this month, and the photos this year are stunning!
Oct 30 – Park-a-Park Bon Voyage, Marpole Neighbourhood House – FREE
This evening, 6–8pm, the parking-spot-sized parklet Park-a-Park is celebrating the end of its pilot phase with a bon voyage hot chocolate gathering at its current location, Marpole Neighbourhood House. Julien Thomas, Park-a-Park's creator, has been a great partner to Modo this year, so drop by to toast to the success of this unique mobile community hub and portend for the future of Vancouver public space!
Oct 30 – Modo Community Open House, District Main – FREE
This evening, 6-9pm, join Modo to celebrate our 300th vehicle at District Main (4453 Main Street, at 28th Avenue)! Our team will be on hand to answer questions for people new to (or experienced with) carsharing, as well as chat with local neighbours and businesses. See you there!
Oct 30 – Eastside Culture Crawl Preview Nights – FREE
Modo is thrilled to be a platinum sponsor of this year's Eastside Culture Crawl! With 406 artists showing their galleries from November 15–17, the ECC is presenting preview nights
to help you take in as much art as possible. This evening, visit the Firehall Arts Centre from 5:30–7pm
for a sneak peek of this year's new artists. On November 6, 6–8pm, The Cultch will host its annual ECC Preview Exhibit; and on November 14, 6–9pm, several artists will open their studios for an early showing. There's a lot to see this year, so plan ahead, wear good shoes and book a Modo to make your gallery hopping a breeze!
Oct 31 – Moving The Future, Vancouver Convention Centre West – FREE
Major decisions about the future of transportation across the Lower Mainland are soon to be made. On Thursday, October 31, 7:30am–2:30pm, join Modo Executive Director Phil Baudin, along with community, business, political and economic leaders and experts in this important debate at Moving the Future: A New Conversation About Transportation and the Economy.
Note: There is currently a waitlist for this free event through Eventbrite.
Through Nov 1 – John Hendry (Trout Lake) Park Master Plan Survey
The Vancouver Park Board is currently developing a long-range master plan for how John Hendry Park will evolve over the next 10–15 years. Modo Community Partner Vancouver Farmers Markets has a strong presence in this area through the city's oldest market, Trout Lake Farmers Market. Does a permanent home for this longstanding community fixture belong in the John Hendry Park master plan? Have your say in the park's future by completing
the Park Board survey! Note: the John Hendry Park survey closes November 1 at midnight.
Nov 5 – The Creek Forum, Robson Park – FREE
What role do we as citizens and taxpayers play in influencing the development of the place we call home? Lead by the St. George Rainway Creek Stewards, The Creek Forum is designed to engage community stakeholders in examining what a potential redesign of the headwaters of the St. George Creek could look like. Activities will take place rain or shine, 10:30am–2pm, with St. George Street being closed from Kingsway to 13th Avenue. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
Nov 7 – Hillcrest and Riley Park Improvement Open House, Hillcrest Centre – FREE
The Vancouver Park Board is currently improving Hillcrest and Riley Parks. On November 7 from 5–8pm, there will be a public open house at Hillcrest Centre to discuss the Master Plan for these areas and receive current project updates. With Modo vehicles in the area, this open house may be of interest to local members. Our Community Partner Vancouver Farmers Markets will also be attending to support the construction of a permanent home for market activities in the summer.
Nov 15–17 – Eastside Culture Crawl – FREE
Now that you've taken in some previews, it's time for the main act! Beginning on November 15, 5–10pm,
the 17th annual Eastside Culture Crawl kicks off throughout East Vancouver. Gallery and artists spaces will be open for public viewing so you can chat with the creators in their own space and maybe find a new favourite piece of art! The ECC continues through the weekend, November 16 and 17, 11am–6pm. Keep an eye out for our Modo booth and enthusiastic volunteers at 1000 Parker Street, a great jumping off point where you'll find hundreds of visual artists, furniture designers and craftpeople and the ECC HQ!
Nov 18 – DOXA Annual General Meeting, Commercial Drive
Join the staff and board of DOXA Documentary Film Festival on November 18 at 7pm for their Annual General Meeting. The DOXA team will review programming and administrative highlights from the previous year, serve light refreshments and give a sneak peek at this year's plans for the Motion Picture Film Series. If you purchased a DOXA membership for the 2013 festival, you are a voting member and encouraged to attend. The DOXA office is at Suite 5, 1726 Commercial Drive.
Nov 18 – Bring Your Boomers #5, Rio Theatre
Join OpenMedia.ca and Gen Why Media for Bring Your Boomers #5, an evening of intergenerational dialogue, stories, theatre and dance that celebrate people-powered solutions to our collective challenges. This edition of BYB explores issues and potential solutions surrounding our government, our privacy and natural resource extraction and features National Geographic Explorer-In-Residence Wade Davis. Doors at 6:30pm with event beginning at 7pm. Find tickets on Eventbrite.
Nov 25 – Prospective Director Workshop – FREE
Interested in becoming part of the Modo Board of Directors? A general information session for members interested in running for this year's board vacancies starts at 7pm (location TBD). Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details and to RSVP.
Nov 29–Dec 5 – Living The New Economy, Vancouver Island
After an inspiring week of events in Vancouver, our Community Partners at Living The New Economy will gather in Victoria to share ideas and resources to help people thrive in the New Economy. If you find yourself in Victoria during this event, or have friends who would be interested, share the link and take a look at their schedule to make your plans! Tickets are available via Eventbrite.