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October 2016 — Lower Mainland Edition

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Celebrate Co-op Week!

Join us in celebrating Canadian Co-op Week from October 16 to 22.


It's a great time to join a co-op and support the sharing economy. Co-ops are represented in most sectors; find them all at BCCA. It's also a great time to check out fall festivals like the Eastside Culture Crawl who feature cool co-ops like Wood Shop Co-op (including a member perk!) and Terminal City Glass Co-op!


Co-op Week Giveaway

Our friends at Central 1 donated 8 pairs of tickets to the premiere of "A New Economy" and would like you to join them at the screening (with live orchestra) on October 17th at the Rio Theatre. Keep your eyes peeled for tickets in our cars!


Do you know someone who would enjoy all the benefits of car ownership without the hassle?


During Co-op Week, all new Monthly members will get $10 free driving for signing up and we'll waive their registration fee. New Modo Plus members will get $20 free drive time when they join. And if you refer new members, you'll still get $25 free drive time for yourself!

In this issue

Modo Moves

Q&A with Caroline of The Bark Lounge

Tips From Our Pros

On the Road: Push Button Cars

Quick Poll

Seat Sale

On the Blog

Community Calendar

Featured articles

Modo Moves

Lower Mainland


Burnaby  Capitol Hill 

NEW LOCATION at Capitol & Springer: A white 2016 Honda Fit (#837) now lives in the 5100 block of Capitol Drive, between Glynde Avenue & Springer Avenue. 


Burnaby — Lougheed

UPGRADE at Cameron Rec Centre: a 2017 white Toyota RAV4 Hybrid (#834) has replaced the 2009 Nissan Cube.


North Vancouver — Lower Lonsdale

UPGRADE at St. Andrews & E 3rd: a 2016 white Honda Fit (#833) has replaced the 2011 Mazda 2.


Vancouver — Fairview

We no longer have vehicles at The Rise or Fairview Vancity. 


The grey Nissan Versa (#438) has moved from Fairview Vancity to City Hall Surface Lot.


The blue-grey Nissan Sentra (#566), the white Nissan Sentra (#508), and the blue Mazda 2 (#360) have all moved from Fairview Vancity to a new location at City Hall - Cambie & 12th Ave


Since we now have two clusters of cars along the upper deck of City Hall, we've renamed them City Hall - Cambie & 12th Ave and City Hall - Yukon & 12th Ave so that they're easier to tell apart.


Vancouver — Downtown Eastside

NEW LOCATION at Maker Labs: a 2015 white Nissan NV 200 cargo van now lives on the southwest corner of East Cordova Street & Hawks Avenue, beside 780 Cordova.


Vancouver — Grandview-Woodland

UPGRADE at 1869 Parker @ Victoria: a 2016 grey Toyota Prius C (#829) has replaced the 2011 Nissan Versa.


UPGRADE at Kitchener: a 2016 grey Toyota Prius C (#831) has replaced the 2007 Yaris.


Vancouver  Hastings-Sunrise

UPGRADE at Kootenay Loop: a 2016 red Honda Fit (#828) has replaced the 2009 Toyota Yaris.


Vancouver  Kensington-Cedar Cottage

UPGRADE at Grays Park: a 2016 white Honda Fit (#827) has replaced the 2012 Toyota Matrix.


Vancouver  West End

NEW LOCATION at 1315 Broughton @ Harwood: We've placed a 2011 black Nissan Leaf electric vehicle (#408) in the underground garage of Stephen Court Apartments, in EV parking.

UPGRADE at Barclay Place: a 2017 silver Toyota Prius (#832) has replaced the 2007 model.

UPGRADE at English Bay: a 2016 red Toyota Prius C (#830) has replaced the 2012 model.

Greater Victoria

Saanich — Saanich Core

NEW LOCATION at Rutledge Park: find a 2016 white Toyota Prius (#816) in an on-street space adjacent to Rutledge Park, on Inverness Road just west of Glasgow Avenue.

Q&A with Caroline of The Bark Lounge

Caroline Pike, owner of the local dog daycare, The Bark Lounge, is excited to start driving her new Company Car and share it with her team (and clients)! 


Read her advice on driving with anxious pets, cleaning up dog hair and her decision to get a branded Company Car!

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Tips From Our Pros

Are you allergic to pet hair, perfume, flowers, nuts or chocolate? Modo has you covered. Our allergen-free vehicles are safe for members with allergies. MLT team member Dana explains more on the blog!

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On the Road: Push Button Cars

If you've never driven a car with push button ignition, you might be intimidated when you reach for the key and can't find one.


Don't worry, Farrell explains how to start your trip (and end it) in a few simple steps!

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Quick Poll

As a Modo member, you're part of the only carshare co-op in the Lower Mainland and Victoria. But we're curious: Are you a member of any other co-ops?

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Seat Sale

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


Starting October 7th and ending October 27th, bookings in these cars are 10% off!


Burnaby, Edmonds  — Burnaby Green

  • A 2013 white Chevrolet Orlando (#489)

Vancouver, Kitsilano — Walnut

  • A 2011 Silver Toyota Corolla (#457)

Victoria, James Bay — Toronto & Huntington

  • A 2015 orange Toyota Prius C (#751)

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

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On the Blog

>> FOOD CONNECTION  Read about the youth delegation from Collingwood Neighbourhood House went to Penticton for the annual Food Gathering with two Modo vans!


>> GARIBALDI ADVENTURE  Head up to Garibaldi Provincial Park with Alicia Haque of Go Live Explore and a shiny blue Toyota RAV4.


>> MODO SURPRISE  Modo Ambassador Elicia Elliott organized a welcome surprise, with the help of a Modo!


>> BIKO AND MODO  Log your cycling kilometres over the Biko App! Each ride counts towards member perks with partners like Big Rock Brewery, Bike Doctor and VAG (and Modo!). 


>> MOSAIC GIVEAWAY  Stay tuned for tickets in cars to the MOSAIC Festival 2016, celebrating the sights, sounds and tastes of different cultures!


>> MOVE WITH MODO  Three businesses moved with the help of Modo's vans and trucks in September. Share your moving day with us — use #ModoMove!


>> ARTSLANDIA  Katrina Ketchum of Artslandia Magazine booked the Honda Fit for a big launch party and shared this great snap with us.


>> IKEA SHOP  Modo Ambassadir Jillian Glover did a big IKEA family shop with the help of a Modo minivan!


>> BMW TESTDRIVE  Modo Ambassador Adrian recently booked our BMW. "Pretty smooth", in his words.


>> VOLUNTEERS WANTED  Modo is offering a free weekend shuttle at the Eastside Culture Crawl on November 19th and 20th. Get in touch with marketing@modo.coop if you'd like to volunteer as a driver or event volunteer!

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Community Calendar

October 13th — Groundswell Social Venture Info Session 

The Groundswell Community is recruiting new members for November and January start dates on Thursday, 4-5pm at the VPL Central Branch. RSVP here.


October 24th - 30th — Bike to Work Week

Register a team with friends, colleagues or family for #BTWW for a chance to win great prizes. For all team leaders: The launch party takes place October 12th!


November 5th — TEDxSFU

We're proud supporters of this year's TEDxSFU event. The promising theme of the year is "Take the Leap". Stay tuned for a giveaway!


November 17th - 20th — Eastside Culture Crawl

The Crawl celebrates it's 20th anniversary this year! 4 days of visual arts, design and crafts. Modo is hosting a free Weekend Shuttle at Espressotec by Parker Street Studios. Interested in volunteering? Email marketing@modo.coop.

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