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Volume 44 / November 2014

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#LetsModo to Suburbia

Nothing says "get outta Dodge" like a Dodge Grand Caravan stuffed full of friends, old school cameras and Duffin's Donuts.


Modo put the jam in Sad Mag's donut this summer by getting us out to the suburbs for a weekend-long research and photo-taking mission. We jammed 6 people (and a jumbo bag of Cheezies) into a 7-passenger van. See the results...


– Jackie Hoffart

Sad Mag editorial team, SADCAST producer/host

Member since 2012

#LetsModo vehicle: Dodge Grand Caravan


> CONTEST: Score a subscription to Sad Mag!

If you're Modo'ing through/to the 'burbs, share a photo of your trip and tag #LetsModo & #SadMag. We'll draw for 2 winners on November 30!

in this issue

price plan changes

drive to grouse for free

#letsmodo to the polls!

how-to video: accessibility van

share and win art at the crawl

important agm election dates

in the news

community calendar

modo moves

featured items

price plan changes

By now you may have seen our annoucement about changes to Modo's price plans, effective December 1. If not, please read the letter from Greg Freeman, treasurer of Modo's member-elected Board, for full details of the changes, which are now reflected on our website.


As always, we welcome your questions and value your feedback. Call or email us any time.

Greg Freeman and son with Prius

drive to grouse for free

If you fancy a weeknight escape to the mountain, we've got a great promo for you!


Click for details on how to redeem. And yes, this promo is good for all Modo members!

#letsmodo to the polls!


This Saturday, November 15, is Civic Election Day 2014, and we want to make sure you have every opportunity to get to the polls. Click here to get 1 FREE hour of driving!

how-to video: accessibility van


Take a closer look at the first Accessibility Van for the first carshare in Metro Van!

share and win art at the crawl

The #ModoArtHunt returns with the 18th annual Eastside Culture Crawl, November 20-23!


We've gathered a list of cryptic clues to get you out to as many art studios along the Crawl as possible. Solve by snapping and sharing pics of art, buildings, landmarks and people tagged #ModoArtHunt and #CultureCrawl. The more pics you share, the more entries you'll have toward the Grand Prize of $100 toward Crawl art, a 1-year Modo membership plus $100 in free driving. Click for full rules and details!

Modo member and Culture Crawl artist Brent Granby

important agm election dates

Last month, we officially announced two Board of Directors positions to be filled at our 2015 Annual General Meeting. For interested candidates, please note the following dates:


Monday, November 24, 2014: Prospective Director Workshop

An opportunity for questions by members interested in running for the board. Attendance by prospective candidates is voluntary but strongly encouraged. To RSVP, email


Friday, December 12: Close of Nominations

Nominations close at 5pm on Friday, December 12, after which their eligibility will be confirmed.


Find full nomination process details on our website.

in the news

>> MODO STOCKING STUFFER  "My Modo told me, you better shop around." That's how the song goes, right? 


>> HIT THE SLOPES  Check out our winning tips and tricks for the best ski season. Ever. 


>> 'GAYS LOVE MODO'  QMUNITY Operations Manager Kevin sent a lovely (and funny) thank you to Modo members after the Stack the Rack fundraiser.

Modo gift certificate

community calendar

Vancouver Farmers Markets

Modo is proud to be all-market sponsor of the 2014/15 Vancouver Farmers Markets.

Saturdays 10–2pm, 4601 Ontario St: Winter Market at Nat Bailey

Sundays (to Nov 30) 10–2pm, Hastings Skatepark, PNE: Hastings Park Market


November 13 – Passion for Justice 2014, Vancouver

Pivot Legal hosts their annual fundraiser this year at Ironworks Studio. Featuring performances by Crystal Precious and Brown Paper Bag, 7–10pm. Tickets


November 14–16 – Kitsilano Neighbourhood House Housewarming, Vancouver

Kits House is reopening on November 17 after nearly three years, with events all weekend, including local music, performances, workshops, Kits House history presentations! (Stop by and say hello at the Modo booth!) Full program


November 20 – Collaborative Economy at #StartupWeekVan, hosted by Credit Unions of BC, Vancouver – FREE

The Credit Unions of BC have put together a panel to focus on co-operative business and the collaborative community, followed by a networking social, at The HiVE, 6–10pm. RSVP


November 20–23 – Eastside Culture Crawl, Vancouver – FREE

Now its 18th year, the Crawl is now one day longer! Thursday to Sunday, explore East Van's art and design scene – and don't forget to play our #ModoArtHunt for a chance to win art and free driving! Full details and maps


November 24 – Modo Prospective Directors Workshop, Vancouver – FREE

The Modo Board will be hosting a workshop for prospective Board of Directors candidates. A prime opportunity for questions by members interested in running ahead of the AGM on January 29, 2015. Email to RSVP and confirm workshop details.


December 2 – LOCO First Tuesday Mixer, Vancouver

The December mixer is hosted by Kearney Funeral Services, a family-owned business that's served Vancouver for more than 100 years. Register soon – these events fill up quickly! RSVP


Save the Date: January 29, 2015 – Modo's AGM and After-Party, Vancouver – FREE

The AGM a chance to learn more about and participate in your democratically run carshare co-op – including voting on whether Modo and Victoria CarShare will merge – but the After-Party offers members a chance to get to know each other and our community (a sell-out event the last two years, you won't want to miss it!).

modo moves

Vancouver – Downtown

FLOATER: We've temporarily placed a 2014 silver Toyota Prius C (#584) at Modo Office Parkade until its permanent home is ready.


UPGRADE: Pacific Centre now has a 2010 grey Nissan Versa sedan (#303) instead of a 2007 Toyota Yaris.


Vancouver – Downtown Eastside

UPGRADE: Alexander & Gore is now a 2013 blue Dodge Avenger (#447) instead of a 2010 Nissan Versa.


Vancouver – Fairview

FLOATER: We've temporarily placed a 2014 grey Fiat 500 (#572) at Fairview Vancity until its permanent home is ready.


UPGRADE: W 12th & Birch now has a 2014 blue Nissan Sentra (#576) instead of a 2007 Toyota Corolla.


Vancouver – False Creek

NEW LOCATION: Meccanica is at 108 East 1st Avenue, just west of Main Street. Enter the parking lot from the alley between 1st and 2nd, and you'll find a 2014 white Fiat 500L (#570) and a 2013 grey Fiat 500 (#555).


NEW CARGO VAN: We've added a 2014 white Dodge Ram Promaster (#573) to our Olympic Village location, joining the Scion FR-S.


Vancouver – Marpole

UPGRADE: Marine Drive SkyTrain now hosts a 2014 white Dodge Grand Caravan (#550) instead of a 2013 Dodge Avenger.


Burnaby – Metrotown

NEW LOCATION: Metroplace is at 6461 Telford Avenue. Find a 2014 white NIssan Frontier pickup truck (#580) at the back of the central courtyard. A 2014 yellow Toyota Prius C (#579) is located near the underground parking ramp, at surface level.


Surrey – City Centre

UPGRADE: Our Gateway SkyTrain location is now a 2014 silver Dodge Grand Caravan (#520) instead of a 2010 Grand Caravan.

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