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Volume 43 / October 2014

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#letsmodo sea-to-sky

Just before our daughter Lila was born, my wife and I became Modo members. We recently booked a car to travel from Kits to the Sea-to-Sky Gondola. We did three small hikes, but more adventurous spirits may enjoy the access to the back country.


It was our first time up there and was a beautiful trip. Our family has been in Vancouver just over a year and we love it. I think we'll be upgrading with the

Co-op Layway plan very soon.


– Jordi, member since 2014
Kitsilano, Vancouver
#LetsModo vehicle: Nissan Versa Hatch

in this issue

notice of election

"we continue to grow and i'm part of it!"

season of modo

modo + victoria car share

new promotion!

in the news

modo moves

community calendar

featured items

notice of election

Want to get more involved with your carshare co-op? Nominations for our 2015 Board of Directors are now open!


The Modo board is seeking to fill two director positions (out of eight) this year for a three-year term. These vacancies will be filled at our Annual General Meeting in January 2015. All co-op members are eligible to run. Click to get the full scoop!


Pictured are last year's board electees Arpal Dosanjh and William Azaroff, and re-electee Joel DeYoung.


last year's board electees

"we continue to grow and i'm part of it!"

"Modo showcases how commitment to co-op principles can be synonymous with growth and strength. We have strong roots, continue to grow, and I’m a part of it!"


Amy Severson has served on Modo's board since 2013. (That's her on the right sporting her Modo 8k medal!) Amy shares her motivations for volunteering her time and energy to the board on our blog.

Amy Severson

season of modo

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modo + victoria car share

We're still buzzing after releasing news of a friendly merger planned between Modo and Victoria Car Share. The news has already spread quickly with articles in BC BusinessVictoria Times-Colonist and others. Get the full story on our blog.

new promotion!

Recently, a new member joined Modo with the co-op spirit in spades. Showing up to his registration with member cards for MEC and Vancity, Lawrence reminded us that co-ops work together to provide great service for all our members.


To reward all new members like Lawrence, we're launching a new promotion: $50 in free driving for members of any BC Co-op!


Refer a friend and we'll give you $25 in free driving too!

Lawrence Panzo

in the news

>> 7 FACTS about the proposed Modo and Victoria Car Share friendly merger.


>> #MODO8K  Registration is open for our annual footrace around Stanley Park. Sign up early to save, and make a pledge to our charity partner, Take a Hike.


>> #LETSMODO  Whether you're hiking Walter's favourite October trails or heading to the Sunshine Coast Art Crawl, we want to hear your #LetsModo story!


>> BIKE TO WORK WEEK starts October 27, and HUB has some fantastic rewards planned. Register as an individual or a team to win prizes and track trips, kms and calories!


>> GET HIGH  Modo to the mountains all winter! Early Bird passes for Grouse and Cypress Mountain are on sale now.


>> PRO-TIPS  Where can I park for free? What's the deal with gas? You asked, we answered.

modo moves

Vancouver – Kitsilano

UPGRADE: Maple & W 13th

Find a 2014 white Nissan Sentra (#576) instead of a 2012 Toyota Corolla.


UPGRADE: W 8th & Stephens

Find a 2014 blue Nissan Versa Note (#581) instead of a 2005 Toyota Matrix.


Vancouver – West End

UPGRADE: Hendry House

Find a 2014 grey Nissan Sentra (#577) instead of a 2009 Nissan Versa.


Vancouver – Downtown

SWAP: Pacific Centre & Capitol Residences

Find a 2007 silver Toyota Yaris Hatch (#225) at Pacific Centre, and a 2010 white Nissan Versa Hatch (#353) at Capitol Residences.


FLOATER: Modo Office Parkade

Find a 2014 white Fiat 500L in our office parkade while it awaits its permanent home.


Vancouver – False Creek

FLOATER: Main Street SkyTrain

We've temporarily placed a 2009 blue Nissan Cube at our designated stalls near the station.


Vancouver – Mount Pleasant

FLOATER: E 5th & Scotia

Find a 2014 white Toyota Prius V temporarily at this location.


Vancouver – Riley Park

UPGRADE: E 19th & Main

There's now a 2014 red Nissan Sentra (#578) instead of a 2010 Honda Insight.


Vancouver – Fairview

FLOATER: Fairview Vancity

A 2013 grey Fiat 500 can be temporarily found at this location as it awaits its permanent home.


UPGRADE: Heather & W 12th

Find a 2014 red Nissan Sentra (#574) instead of a 2007 Toyota Corolla.


UPGRADE: Westwind

Find a 2014 blue Nissan Sentra (#576) instead of a 2012 Toyota Corolla.


Burnaby – SFU

UPGRADE: SFU Residence Parking

Find a 2011 orange Dodge Grand Caravan (#322) at our designated stall next to Residence Tower B.


Burnaby – Edmonds

MOVE: Edmonds SkyTrain

We've moved a 2011 red Nissan Juke to Edmonds SkyTrain from its previous home at Burnaby Green.

community calendar

Download our calendar for your iCal or Google Calendar!


Vancouver Farmers Markets!

Modo is proud to sponsor Vancouver Farmers Markets.


Saturday, October 11 (last of the season):

Trout Lake, 9–2pm

West End, 9–2pm

Kerrisdale, 10–2pm


Sunday, October 12:

Kitisilano, 10–2pm (Modo volunteers will be offering free rides for marketgoers!)

Mount Pleasant, 10–2pm


Sundays until November 30:

* NEW * Hastings Park, 10–2pm


October 14 – Ecological Economics: The Course, Vancouver

This lecture series with Michael Barkusky will identify the economic forces needed for serious sustainability to "pay off" for entrepreneurs and managers. Presented by the Board of Change. Register here


October 15 – 2014 Co-op Week Events, Vancouver

The BCCA and Co-operators are hosting a BBQ at Grandview Park, 11–2pm, (veggie options available) with booths featuring local co-op businesses and services, like Modo. Rain or shine under the big tent!


After the BBQ, BCCA will host a free workshop at the Momentum Centre, 3–4:30pm, on the social economy and how co-ops are meeting community needs, locally and globally.


October 15 – BCCA Bowl-arama: Meet, Greet & Eat, Vancouver

BCCA will be picking up the tab on some pizza while you bowl on reserved lanes at Grandview Lanes on The Drive. Cost for bowling is $7 for the first 20 guests, and $10 after. 5–8pm


October 16 – CCEC Credit Union Day Pancake Breakfast, Vancouver

Join the CCEC as they host a pancake breakfast at their branch on Commercial Drive as part of BC Co-op Week. 10am–12pm


October 17 – Kids Can Write Travel Guides, Too! book launch, Vancouver

The Writers' Exchange is launching the Vancouver travel book created by kids in their summer program. Join for readings by these budding authors and support a fantastic program in the Downtown Eastside, 5:30–7pm. RSVP


October 17–19 – Sunshine Coast Art Crawl, Sunshine Coast

Explore 140 artist studios and galleries from Langdale to Lund. Don't forget about our free roaming agreement with Coast Car Co-op! 10–5pm


October 18 – The Feast Worldwide, Vancouver

The Feast Worldwide is a day of global dinner parties in 40+ cities across 6 continents. The goal: to spark collaboration that drives local entrepreneurs and social initiatives forward. Tickets


October 18 – Play for Peace, Vancouver

PeaceGeeks is hosting a premier eSports tournament at The HiVE to raise funds and awareness about their work to connect grassroots changemakers in developing countries with Vancouver geeks skilled in web development, graphic design and communications. Details


October 19 – 2014 RIPE Dinner Celebration, Vancouver

The Vancouver Farmers Markets's signature fundraiser pairs farm-to-table chefs with farmers and producers to serve up an delectable evening of local food. Tickets (going fast!)


October 19–24 – 2014 Community Summit, SFU campuses

Summit explores what innovation means for some of the most important social, environmental and economic issues facing communites in BC, Canada and beyond. Get involved


October 25 – Vancouver Changecamp, Vancouver

A camp to connect and share ideas with local changemakers, and address the need for renewed relationships among citizens and government. Details


October 27–November 2 – Bike To Work Week, Vancouver

Sign up for HUB's Fall Bike To Work Week to be eligible for daily bike draws along with other prizes and perks! Register


November 4 – LOCO First Tuesday, Vancouver

Join The Olla Urban Flower Project and Potluck Cafe & Catering for a unique co-hosted evening. Part of LOCO's First Tuesday business mixer series. Tickets


November 6–9 – CircusFest, Vancouver

CircusFest is poised to bring the best circus talent to the West Coast. Featuring leading circus acts and performers, Main Stage shows, industry panel discussions, family shows and late night cabarets. Early bird tickets end Oct 12! Tickets


November 15 – Vancouver Municipal Elections

Register early or at the polls to cast your vote. Details

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