What Do You Want To Share?
Leslie Kennah photo from Main Street Car Free Day, June 16
Jun 27 – Undercover Wine Tasting Benefit, Vancouver
Sleuthing for wines can be a daunting experience, especially when looking for great value on a budget. Experience a "blind" wine tasting hosted by wine expert and personality Kurtis Kolt, at Undercover, a fundraiser to benefit Modo Community Partner Shooting Stars Foundation. Featuring special guests WineMonkey, who will provide a "hands on/tongues on" interactive experience to help you sniff and sip your way to wines you love. All proceeds will benefit the Shooting Stars Foundation in support of local direct service HIV/AIDS agencies. Tickets
Jun 28 – Modo Neighbourhood BBQ at Mergatroid Building, Vancouver – FREE
Modo recently brought a minivan to the Mergatroid building, parked right outside the Terminal City Glass Co-op, and we want to meet the neighbours! Join us for a community BBQ and a chance to meet other artists and crafts people with studios at the Mergatroid, 1000 Parker and the surrounding area. We'll be serving up burgers, quesadillas, slaw and all the fixings! Hosted by Terminal City Glass Co-op and sponsored by Modo. Pets welcome! Details
Jun 29 – East Side Pride, Vancouver – FREE
As a proud sponsor of this year's Pride festivities, Modo is joining the East Van party on Commercial Drive, as East Side Pride returns to Grandview Park. The community celebration is a fun day for the entire family. Stop by our booth and say hi! Details
Jun 30 – Groundswell Open House, Vancouver – FREE
is a year-long training institute designed to assist people under 35 in developing the skills to build their own sustainable enterprises, including but not limited to co-ops, self-employment, social businesses, collectives, non-profits and other grassroots economic configurations that can contribute significantly to an emerging social or solidarity economy. Groundswell's founders Matt Hern and Gilad Babchuk are hosting the final Open House/Info Session of the summer this Sunday at 7 pm at KICKSTAND (Commercial and Venables, in the basement of the Astorino's building). RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jul 4–13 – Dancing on the Edge Festival, Vancouver
The Dancing on the Edge Festival of Contemporary Dance is back! Started in 1988, this festival has brought some of the world’s brightest and edgiest talent to the streets and stages of Vancouver for 25 years. For 2013, the Festival will be presenting dancers from across Canada in multiple venues, from the Firehall Arts Centre to Portside Park, from the Chinatown Night Market to the beautiful Scotiabank Dance Centre. Tickets
Jul 5 – Modo Sharing Station, Chinatown Night Market, Vancouver – FREE
Trade School Vancouver will join us in our booth to offer a taste of the sharing economy. Stop by to meet new and dear friends, take in a workshop or simply relax for a moment away from the hubbub of the market.
*** CONTEST: Win 2 tickets to a Vancouver Canadians baseball game this summer! To enter, snap a pic of you or a friend at Modo's Sharing Station and share via Twitter, Facebook and/or Flickr (don't forget to tag Modo and #SharingStation!), then email a screenshot of your share to email@example.com with the subject line "Modo Sharing Station Contest". Deadline to enter is July 15. ***
Jul 11–14 – City Commons, Vancouver – FREE
The Vancouver Tool Library is taking do-it-yourself to a whole new level with City Commons, an interactive event that encourages community members to repair, transform and make shared places. By day, participants will collaborate on placemaking projects such as street murals, building community gardens and other food assets, educational or play areas, and neighbourhood sharing stations. In the evening, we will continue to gather for workshops, music, and theatrical performances that celebrate our communities. Details
Jul 12 – Modo Sharing Station, Chinatown Night Market, Vancouver – FREE
Share Shed will join us in our booth to offer a taste of the sharing economy. Stop by to meet new and dear friends, participate in our photo booth project answering the question "What do you want to share?" or simply relax for a moment away from the hubbub of the market.
*** CONTEST: See Jul 5 Sharing Station listing! ***
Jul 12–14 – Living Wellness: Summer Weekend Retreat, Howe Sound
From urban isolation to nature deficit, creative withdrawal to sedentary habits, our communities feel stuck. But there's positive change happening – in all neighbourhoods, industries and generations. Retreat this summer to Fircom, just 60 minutes from downtown Vancouver, to share fun, creative, tangible knowledge and get unstuck. Details
Jul 14 – Modo Sharing Station, Show & Shine, New Westminster – FREE
Modo is excited to bring our Sharing Station to this year's popular street fair in downtown New West as part of the annual Show & Shine's new future-focused Electric Avenue. We'll have experts on hand to discuss shared mobility, electric vehicles, cycling, community building and more – in addition to the annual event's offerings of cool cars, great eats, and free interactive fun for the whole family. Details
Jul 21 – HUB Summer Picnic, Vancouver – FREE
As Platinum Members of HUB, Modo is looking forward to joining the annual potluck picnic for all HUB-minded folks. Celebrate bikeness with outdoor games and music at John Hendry Park (aka Trout Lake) from 4–9pm. Details
Jul 27 – Trade School 'Summer Field Trip' at Jericho Beach, Vancouver – FREE
Trade School Vancouver will host several classes outdoors, plus a barbecue, games and great people. Follow their Facebook Page for details.
Jul 27 – Picnic In the Park, Vancouver – FREE
Join Modo and the Vancouver Pride Society as we celebrate the official launch of Vancouver Pride 2013. Famous for nostalgic summer-time games, Picnic In the Park promises to bring the whole family together – dogs too! The festivities begin at 12 noon at Brockton Oval in Stanley Park. Details
Jul 27–28 – 2nd annual JDRF Dodgbeball Open, Richmond
In partnership with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the BC Professional Firefighters Association, the International Dodgeball Association presents: JDRF Dodgeball Open. Held at the Richmond Olympic Oval, the goal is to fundraise for the research of finding a cure to Juvenile Diabetes through the exciting game of dodgeball, and to bring together dodgeball players from all over the world to support this meaningful cause. Details
Aug 4 – PRIDE PARADE, Vancouver – FREE
Modo is a proud sponsor of the annual Pride Parade, when more than 700,000 spectators take in the city’s largest and most colourful festival. The fifth largest Pride Parade in the world, with spectators and participants outnumbering residents! Fun game: count the number of Modo vehicles you see in the parade! Details
Aug 9 – Modo Member Night at Chinatown Night Market, Vancouver – FREE
Join us at the Vancouver Chinatown Night Market, where we'll be transforming an entire parking lot into a Sharing Station! Come out to meet and mingle with other members – and listen to performances by St James Music Academy and City Opera Vancouver.
Aug 17 – Modo Sharing Station, Chinatown Night Market, Vancouver – FREE
Trade School Vancouver will join us again in our booth to offer a taste of the sharing economy. Stop by to meet new and dear friends, take in a workshop or simply relax for a moment away from the hubbub of the market.
Farmers Markets all summer long!
Load up on fresh veggies and fruits, baked goods, dairy and more at these local farmers markets:
• Trout Lake: Saturdays, 9–2 pm until October 19
• West End: Saturdays, 9–2 pm until October 19
• Kerrisdale: Saturdays, 10–2 pm until October 12
• River District: Saturdays, 10–3 pm until October 26
• Burnaby Market: Saturdays, 9–2 pm until October 26
• Lonsdale Quay, North Van: Saturdays, 10–3 pm until October 26
• Kitsilano: Sundays, 10–2 pm until October 20
• Ambleside Market, West Van: Sundays, 10–3 pm until October 27
• Shangri-La: every second Sunday, 11–2 pm until September 22
• Main Street Station: Wednesdays, 3–7 pm until October 2
• Oak Street: Wednesdays, 3–7 pm until October 30 (the only ALL organic market)
• Royal City, New West: Thursdays, 3–7 pm until October 10