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June 2016 — Victoria Edition

Own less, live more.

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Meet our newest Modo Ambassador!

Emma Gilchrist is our newest member to join our growing Modo Ambassador team. She's the Executive Director of online magazine DeSmog Canada, works as a journalist on travel, health, fitness and environment topics, and has recently started her own blog, The Vic Life. While Emma has been a Modo member since last year, she hasn't owned a car in a few years:


"When I moved to the West Coast from Calgary in 2010, I left car ownership behind. With the move to a milder climate and a more walkable city, I decided it was time to go car-free. My primary motivator was clearly saving money, but I also care about the environment and I knew that if I had a car, I'd be lazy and drive it more than I need to."


Get to know more about Emma on our blog!


Are you interested in blogging with Modo and being an advocate for carsharing? Send us an email at with a link to your blog and/or social media profiles. 


Photo: Emma on a Modo mission to get her first ever BBQ via Instagram.

In this issue

Modo Moves

On The Road: Parking Right

Tips from Our Pros

Greater Victoria Commuter Challenge 2016

Annual Survey Reminder

On The Blog

Community Calendar

Featured articles

Modo Moves

Greater Victoria

Victoria — Fairfield

NEW LOCATION at Convent Place: you can find a 2016 red Honda Fit (#799) in the lot behind 955 Humboldt Street. Enter from Quadra Street along Convent Place, and look for the Modo parking sign in space #25 on the west side of the lot.

Lower Mainland


Vancouver — Grandview-Woodland

CAR CHANGE at Yanviriya: there's now a 2015 white Toyota Sienna (#723) instead of an identical 2016 one.


Vancouver — Riley Park

CAR CHANGE at District Main: a 2016 blue Honda Fit (#793) has replaced the 2015 Nissan Micra.


Vancouver — West End

UPGRADE at 1080 Barclay at Thurlow: you can find a 2015 blue Nissan Micra (#678) instead of a 2009 Honda Fit.


NEW LOCATION at The Esticana: a 2016 Kia Soul (#652) at 1234 Barclay.


Vancouver — False Creek

NEW LOCATION at School Green: you can find a 2014 blue Nissan Versa Note (#553) in the EasyPark lot at the corner of Lamey's Mill Road & Charleson, just south of False Creek Elementary School.


Vancouver — Mount Pleasant
THIRD CAR at 1 Kingsway: A 2016 silver Toyota Prius C (#792) has joined the Honda CR-V and Toyota Prius V.


UPGRADE at E 15th & Prince Edward: a 2016 grey Honda Fit (#795) has replaced the 2009 Toyota Yaris.


Vancouver — Downtown
CARCHANGE at Capitol Residences: the blue Nissan Versa Note has been replaced by a 2016 blue Honda Fit (#794). A 2016 silver Kia Soul (#802) has replaced the 2012 Green Toyota Matrix.

On The Road: Parking Right

Kelvin Stokes is Modo's Fleet Operations Manager and calling him a car enthusiast is an understatement. Whether he's crafting solar battery chargers or scouting the newest models and features for our fleet, he's our expert when it comes to Modo's fleet and spends most of his day on the road.

Who could be a better person to share expert tips on parking in the city?

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Tips from Our Pros

 As a carsharing mum of a one-year-old, Modo's Business Development Manager, Hilary knows first hand that it's not alway easy to balance the kiddo and the carseat.


Read her 4 Things All Carsharing Parents Should Know!

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Greater Victoria Commuter Challenge 2016

Modo's Board Directors in Victoria, Pam and Sarah, put their commute to the test during the Bike to Work Commuter Challenge. Who do you think won: bike or Modo's Kia Soul EV? 


Did you join the Challenge in Victoria? Tell us about it on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram!

Annual Survey Reminder

Have you completed our Annual Member Survey?


Click here to share your feedback and enter a draw to win $200 free driving! Survey closes June 13.

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On The Blog

>> GOING PREMIUM  Take a test drive in our new Premium cars with Modo Ambassador, Adrian Crook!

>> MODO FOR BIZ  Artslandia Associate Publisher, Katrina Ketchum uses Modo to deliver magazines! Read our interview here.

>> RUN WITH MODO  Modo is giving away two run entries for the Canada Running Series Scotiabank Half/5k (you choose!). Simply take a shot of your favourite Modo and tag us with #RunWithModo for a chance to win!

>> RUNNING SERIES  Modo members get a 10% discount on the Scotiaband Half/5k and the Eastside 10k run. Register with promo code MODOMEMBER.


>> WANDERLUST  Have you been to Fort Langley? Our friend, Wanderlust Megan, shared her recent trip with us.

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Community Calendar

June 5–11th —  20th BEST Commuter Challenge

We are proud sponsors of the Commuter Challenge, a friendly competition (with great prizes!) between individuals and workplaces. Read more


June 7th — LOCO First Tuesday Monthly Business Mixer 

Join the next Mixer hosted by Tacofino Vancouver and our friends at LOCO. The event will include a panel discussion on "The Future of Independent Business in Vancouver". Get tickets here!


June 26th — Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon and 5k


Join the Canada Running Series Event and get a 10% discount when entering the code MODOMEMBER during registration.

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