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January 2015

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Family Roadtrip to a Winter Wonderland

"Having grown up in Ontario, we hold a nostalgia for crisp, winter days. Hearing the crunch of snow under our feet, building snowmen, and most importantly, spending a day tobogganing with friends and family. So with the help of Modo, we booked a Dodge Journey, piled all our snow gear into the roomy trunk, and set off North to Whistler and a Winter Wonderland."


– The Bruntletts, Modacity

Modo members since 2013

#LetsModo vehicle: Dodge Journey


(excerpted from Vancouver Is Awesome)


Thanks to The Bruntletts for sharing their packed-full-o-fun day in Whistler! Read more about how this velo-based carsharing family is living "The Happy City" lifestyle (as in Charles Montgomery's book) in their "Living the Happy City" series on Vancouver Is Awesome.

In this issue

Modo Annual General Meeting 2015

New location on The Drive!

Pro-Tip: Manage the damage

VIDEO: 2014, the year of #LetsHitch

#Modo8k Countdown

In the news

Community Calendar

Modo Moves

Featured articles

Modo Annual General Meeting 2015

On January 29, Modo's member-owners will come together for our Annual General Meeting, Fair and After-Party.



Annual General Meeting + Modo Fair – 6–9 pm

At the AGM, we'll review and celebrate the previous year's operational and financial achievements, present on upcoming initiatives, vote on the proposed amalgamation with Victoria CarShare and re-elect two of our current Board directors by acclamation.


Before the meeting is called to order, from 6–7 pm, attend the Modo Fair to meet staff, learn about the exciting new projects each department is working on and give feedback about how we can up our game.


RSVP to attend (everyone is welcome; only shareholding members may vote).



After-Party – 8:30 pm–12 midnight

Meet and mingle with the Modo community following the AGM! As in year's past, we'll transform the Modo office into an intimate house party and enjoy a beautiful spread of delectable edibles, local beer and wine, music by our favourite DJ, dancing, and the chance to meet other Modo members, partners and friends.


RSVP for the After-Party. Last year’s party sold out so get your (free) tickets ASAP!

New location on The Drive!


Pro-Tip: Manage the damage



This Prius C looks brand new but a quick inspection reveals a scratch reported by a member. Our fleet team is dedicated to keeping our vehicles in tip-top shape, but accidents happen and we need your help to manage the damage.


Remember, a quick call to Modo is your solution for problems, from damage to battery drains!

VIDEO: 2014, the year of #LetsHitch

2014 was a great year to #LetsModo with HitchWhistler, which recently relaunched as HitchPlanet to serve ridesharers from the Island to the Interior!

#Modo8k Countdown

We're counting down to the Modo Spring Run-Off 8k on March 22! Register online and go the extra mile by becoming a fund raiser for our charity partner, Take a Hike Foundation!

In the news

 >> HOW-TO VIDEO  A 1-minute how-to video for first-time bookers of Modo's accessibility van.


>> SNOWSHOE  Long-time members Joanne and Mike share their annual snowshoeing adventure on the North Shore!


>> MAP IT OUT  Find yourself looking for a carwash or gas station during a booking? We're building a handy map to point you in the right direction.


>> FILMMAKERS ROADTRIP  Did you know The Cinematheque does a travelling education program? #LetsModo to Quesnel and back!


>> VERTALITY5  The Board of Change is celebrating five years of Vertality! RSVP to network with innovators, changemakers and social entrepreneurs.


>> DISCORDER MAG moves magazines and music with Modo!

#LetsModo in the snow

Community Calendar

Add our Community Calendar to your iCal or Google Calendar!


Vancouver Farmers Markets

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

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

Look for our booth on January 17!


January 15 – City Conversations: Taxi Disruption!, Vancouver – FREE

The taxi industry has operated under similar rules for decades and companies with new technology are disrupting the industry. Peter Ladner and Mohan Singh will talk about these changes and what they might bring. Details


January 19 – Rethinking Transportation, Vancouver – FREE

TransLink and the SFU City Program present another installment of Rethinking Transportation. This event welcomes Carl Guardino to discuss Vancouver's upcoming transit referendum and his own experience in shaping the Bay Area's transportation policy. Reservations required


January 20–February 8 – PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, Vancouver

Three weeks of groundbreaking live performance art kicks off this month. The PuSh Festival is a premiere event in Vancouver with a variety of performances for everyone. Tickets


January 29 – Modo Annual General Meeting, Fair and After-Party, Vancouver – FREE

This year's AGM will include an opportunity to vote on amalgamation with Victoria CarShare, preceded by a fair with booths hosted by each Modo department and followed by a big party for Modo members, partners and friends. RSVP for the AGM and Fair / RSVP for the After-Party


February 3 – LOCO First Tuesday Mixer, Vancouver

Join Metro Van's local business community at LOCO's First Tuesday Mixer! The February edition is downtown, hosted by The Donnelly Group. RSVP


February 5 – Vertality5, Vancouver

Calling all innovators, changemakers and social entrepreneurs! The Board of Change is celebrating their fifth annual Vertality mixer at CBC Vancouver. Tickets

Modo Moves

Burnaby – Burnaby Heights

UPGRADE: Cranberry Commons

There's now a 2009 red Dodge Grand Caravan (#293) instead of a 2008 Toyota Sienna.


Burnaby – Metrotown

UPGRADE: Metrotown SkyTrain

Find a 2015 red Fiat 500 (#597) instead of a 2009 Dodge Grand Caravan. Members can find a minivan nearby at Royal Oak SkyTrain.


New Westminster – West End

UPGRADE: 22nd Street SkyTrain

Find a 2012 blue Toyota Matrix (#405) instead of a 2011 green Toyota Matrix.


Vancouver – Downtown

FLOATERS: Stadium SkyTrain

We temporarily have five cars at this location! Awaiting their permanent homes are a 2014 silver Toyota Prius C (#584), a 2015 red Fiat 500 Abarth (#586), and a 2015 blue Mazda 3 wagon (#592), in addition to the Mazda 2 and Ford Ranger.


Vancouver – Fairview

UPGRADE: Pine & W 12th

There's now a 2015 blue Mazda 3 wagon (#595) instead of a 2009 Suzuki SX4.

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