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November 2016 — Victoria Edition

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Board of Directors Nominations Are Open

Three 3-year term positions are up for election at our 2017 AGM


Modo’s Board of Directors consists of nine directors, with one from the Victoria region and eight from the Lower Mainland, and each position generally serves a three-year term of office. All shareholding members are eligible to run for election as a director, subject to their place of residence.


At the 2017 Modo Annual General Meeting, three Lower Mainland director positions are up for election.


For full details, including key dates and nomination forms, click here.

In this issue

Modo Moves

Tips From Our Pros

On the Road

Modo Q&A with Vancity

Quick Poll

Seat Sale

On the Blog

Community Calendar

Featured articles

Modo Moves

Greater Victoria


Victoria — Jubilee

CAR MOVE to Jubilee Ave: We've lost our old parking space on Morrison Street, and so our Kia Soul (#709) has joined the Nissan Versa Note (#497) in a newly expanded street parking zone on the east side of Jubilee Avenue, just north of Oak Bay Avenue.


Lower Mainland


Burnaby — Lougheed

UPGRADE at Keswick Park: We've replaced the 2013 Nissan Sentra with a 2017 red Toyota Prius (#845).

Burnaby — SFU
UPGRADE at SFU Cornerstone: A 2016 grey Honda Fit (#842) has replaced the 2012 Toyota Matrix.

New Westminster — Glenbrooke North

NEW LOCATION at New West Power Station: You can find a 2012 grey Toyota Matrix (#423) on the east side of First Street, between Ovens Avenue and Sinclair Avenue, next to the power station parking lot.


UBC  East Campus

SECOND CAR at Hampton Place: A 2016 grey Honda Fit (#841) joins the Nissan Juke in front of 5775 Hampton Place (The Chatham), in a newly expanded street parking zone.


UBC — Hawthorn Place

NEW LOCATION at Reflections: You can find a 2017 Hyundai Tucson (#844) in front of 6279 Eagles Drive (Reflections), in a designated stall across from the small park with the stone and wood arches.


UBC — Main Campus

CAR CHANGE at Walter Gage Road: a 2016 red Honda Fit (#821) has replaced the Scion FR-S.


UBC Wesbrook Place

NEW LOCATION at Berton & Wesbrook: A 2017 grey Toyota Prius (#838) now lives on the north side of Berton Avenue, just east of Wesbrook Mall, across from Wesbrook Tower.


Vancouver — Fairview

UPGRADE at Skyline: After an absence of a few months, a 2017 grey Hyundai Tucson (#835) has replaced the 2011 Nissan Sentra.


Vancouver — Kensington-Cedar Cottage

UPGRADE at Hull: A 2017 red Hyundai Tucson (#836) has replaced the 2007 Toyota Yaris.


Vancouver — West End

UPGRADE at Broughton Towers: A 2016 blue Honda Fit (#840) has replaced the 2010 Toyota Yaris.


Tips From Our Pros

We know accidents happen; that’s why every Modo driver gets full collision and comprehensive coverage. But did you know we have extended insurance options?


Lesley, Member Loyalty Team member, demystifies our insurance options so you can drive with peace of mind.

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On the Road

In temperate weather, a battery can drain within 30–45 minutes. When the temperature drops below 7°C, it can take less than 10 minutes. 


Read more about the causes of battery drain and how you can help prevent them for your fellow members.

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Modo Q&A with Vancity

Our Director of Marketing and Business Development, Selena McLachlan, spoke with Vancity about Modo's early days, why carsharing makes sense and drops a hint about a new vehicle that wlil soon join the fleet.


Read more on the Good Money Blog!

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Quick Poll

Some Modo members live car-free, others live car-lite — which category do you fall into?


Take our Quick Poll and let us know!

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Seat Sale

Save 10% off your entire booking with Modo's Seat Sale!


Starting October 28th and ending November 17th, bookings in these cars are 10% off! 


Victoria, Downtown — Bastion Square Parkade

  • A 2012 red Toyota Corolla (#399)

Vancouver, Riley Park — Mountain View Cemetery

  • A 2011 green Mazda 2 (#330)

Vancouver, Hastings-Sunrise — Burrard View Park

  • A 2010 red Nissan Sentra (#354)

Note: Any bookings at these specific locations during the Seat Sale period will automatically have the discount applied.

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On the Blog

>> ARTSLANDIA ON TOUR  Katrina Ketchum, Associate Publisher of Artslandia Vancouver, toured Victoria's art and culture scene with a Fiat 500.


>> HAPPY HOLIDAYS  Design our Modo Holiday card for a chance to win $50 free drive time. 


>> PORT RENFREW  Ambassador Emma Gilchrist of The Vic Life took a Modo Fiat 500 to #WildRenfrew and shared this great shot.


>> WHO NEEDS 5 CARS?  Modo Member and CTV Vancouver reporter Jon Woodward, and lawyer Laura Best haven't owned a car in over 10 years!


>> LOCAL HEROES  We had the best models for our latest Modo Photo Shoot: Modo Business members! 


>> AMBASSADOR NEWS  We're excited to welcome Susan Kim of the Meal Exchange, Nicola Grice and the awesome CPAWS team to our group of local carsharing advocates!


>> GET YOUR SHARE  Modo members get $250 in cash and driving credits just for joining a credit union of their choice. Get started here.


>> HALLOWEEN SHUTTLE  Modo Ambassador Adrian booked a Modo mini van to get his kids to a more Halloween-friendly neighbourhood.


>> TRICK OR EAT Susan Kim, one of our Modo Ambassadors in Victoria, booked a Prius for the annual Mealexchange "Trick or Eat" event, collecting donations for the non-profit organization The Mustard Seed.

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Community Calendar

November 8th–December 4th — I Think I'm Fallin'
The songs of Joni Mitchell at the Belfry Theatre. Get tickets here.


November 10th — Interesting Vancouver

Interesting Vancouverites share their inspiring stories, crazy ideas and unique obsessions. An entertaining evening for fans of Creative Mornings and TEDx. Get tickets here!


November 17–20th — Eastside Culture Crawl

We're proud sponsors of the Crawl. Our convenient Modo Weekend Shuttle will run between Parker Street Studios & Portside Studios and Parker Street Studios & Railway Studios. Find more info in the official program.


November 27th — Fernwood Lights

Fernwood Village gets together for a wintertime fundraiser, supporting the work of the Fernwood Neighbourhood Resource Group. Tickets are available now!

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