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January 2016

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Vote at the AGM 2016

Modo’s 19th Annual General Meeting with be held simultaneously in Vancouver and Victoria on January 27, 2016. This will be the second year eligible members will be able to vote online for the candidates of their choice!


View the candidates' video and written statements on our AGM microsite — voting opens today and will close at 4pm on January 27.


AGM Theme: Modo for Business


In the past years, we've tipped our hat to fellow co-ops at the AGM and this year, we're recognizing more than 400 businesses and organizations that carshare with Modo. They're an integral part of our membership and help us continue to grow and expand our service for all members. Amy Robinson of LOCO and Erin O`Melinn of HUB will share a short presentation at this year's AGM showing how Modo makes an impact on local businesses and the economy. Plus, we'll have some exclusive promotions and offers for attendees from a few Modo Business members!


RSVP for either the Vancouver or Victoria AGM event here

In this issue

Modo Moves

Fix It with Farrell

Tips from Our Pros

Quick Poll

Seat Sale

Modo 8k Playlists by Team Modo & Music Heals

Office Space in Victoria

On the Blog

Community Calendar

Featured articles

Modo Moves

Greater Victoria
Victoria — James Bay
NEW LOCATION at Toronto & Huntington. A 2015 orange Toyota Prius C (#751) now lives in front of 630 Toronto Street, in a designated on-street space at the corner of Huntington Place.


Lower Mainland

Burnaby — Metrotown

NEW LOCATION at Station Square. Our first of three cars — a 2015 grey Toyota Prius C (#750) — now lives behind Station Square, 4688 Kingsway at Silver Drive. On the SkyTrain side of the building, walk down the ramp to the underground parking lot, and our cars are on level P2.


Coquitlam — Cariboo-Burquitlam

NEW LOCATION at Pacific House. You can find a 2012 grey Mazda 2 (#444) in front of 460 Westview Street, just south of Austin Avenue, in a designated stall on the west side of the street.


New Westminster — Downtown

SECOND CAR at Westminster Pier Park. A 2016 white Honda Fit (#754) has joined the Kia Sedona at the foot of Begbie Street.


Vancouver — Downtown Eastside

NEW LOCATION at Railtown. You can find a 2011 green Mazda 2 (#329) behind 626 Alexander Street, in the block between Heatley Avenue and Princess Avenue. Enter the alley between Alexander and Powell; our car is behind the blue garage door on the north side, about halfway along the block.


Vancouver — False Creek

UPGRADE at Olympic Village. After a well publicized run-in with MEC, we've replaced our 2013 red Scion FR-S with a 2016 white Honda Fit (#742).


Vancouver — Grandview-Woodland

UPGRADE at Grant & Commercial. A 2016 grey Toyota Prius C (#748) has replaced the 2007 Toyota Yaris. Bookings at this location are currently on sale until January 21.  


Vancouver — Mount Pleasant

UPGRADE at Prince Albert. There's now a 2016 dark blue Kia Rondo (#749) instead of a 2012 Chevrolet Orlando.


Vancouver — Renfrew Collingwood

CAR CHANGE at Nanaimo Sky Train. A 2015 grey Toyots Sienna (#755) has replaced the 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan.


Vancouver — West End

UPGRADE at Camelot. There's now a 2016 white Kia Rondo (#752) instead of a 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan. It joins our Fiat 500 in the next stall. 

Fix It with Farrell

Farrell talks chips and cracks so your vision stays clear. Get a glimpse behind-the-scenes of windscreen repair with Farrell's latest Fix it post!


(Or windshields, for readers not hailing from Farrell's homeland of South Africa!)

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Tips from Our Pros

Last month, Matt's tips for using the app were a great introduction for members getting used to booking on their phone.


But what about extending or cancelling a booking? And what can you do with your Settings? Anthony's got his next level tips to share!

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Quick Poll

Did you know Modo has the lowest overnight rates for local carshares?


This month's Quick Poll is about getting the most out of your Modo overnight. Click here

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Seat Sale

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


View our current Seat Sale locations on until January 21


Starting January 22 and ending February 11:


Burnaby, Brentwood

  • Solo Stratus-Whole Foods — a 2016 black Nissan Rogue (#727), a 2016 blue KIA Soul (#728) and a 2016 silver Toyota Prius V (#729)

Vancouver, West End

  • English Bay — a 2014 blue Nissan Versa Note (#479) and a 2012 red Toyota Prius C (#418)

Vancouver, Mount Pleasant

  • Tea Swamp Park — a 2012 silver Toyota Matrix (#394)

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

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Modo 8k Playlists by Team Modo & Music Heals


Team Modo has put together a playlist to keep you running with as smile even after the 5k mark! Check it out on Spotify and play it during one of your #Modo8k training runs! Got a song you’d like to contribute? Tweet us or comment on our Facebook post.

Office Space in Victoria

Looking for an office space in the heart of downtown Victoria? We have room to share in our office!


Size: 220 sq. feet, suitable for up to three people

Price: $480 per month plus GST 

Available: monthly with a 6 month minimum.


Includes use of the following:

- desk (1) and chair
- miscellaneous office furniture
- WiFi
- photocopier and shredder
- microwave


The office has good natural light, is on the third floor of an improved building with an elevator. It’s near several restaurants and coffee shops.


Interested? Email

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On the Blog

>> GIFT OF MUSIC Donate your old MP3 Player to support our official Modo 8k partner Music Heals - simply place your donation in any Modo car, or come by the office! More


>> GONE SKIING  To get you up the mountain, hassle-free, Modo has designated parking spots at Grouse Mountain and Mt. Seymour. Share your best winter sport shots with us on Instagram using #letsmodo!


>> GUEST POST  Longtime Modo member, author, empowerment catalyst and relationship counsellor Olga Sheean blogs about her car-free experience


>> PROMOTION Credit Unions of BC are offering Modo members opening a new credit union up to $200 Modo driving credits! More


>> GIFT CARD Thanks to our software team, Modo members can now send each other driving credits with our new Modo Gift Card!

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Community Calendar

January 27th — Modo's AGM Meeting 2016

Modo’s 19th Annual General Meeting with be held simultaneously in Vancouver and Victoria on January 27, 2016. Meeting starts at 7 pm. RSVP for either the Vancouver or Victoria location here.


February 2nd — LOCO BC First Tuesday Mixer

February's local business mixer will be hosted by Savoury Chef Foods at 1175 Union Street. Register


March 20th — Modo Spring Run-Off 8k, Vancouver

Registration is now open for the Modo 8k! Use the promo code MODO8K-MEMBER and get a 20% discount! 

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