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November 2016 — Lower Mainland Edition

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Save the date for Modo's 20th AGM

Our 20th Annual General Meeting will be held simultaneously in Vancouver and Victoria on Wednesday, January 25, 2017.


This year's AGM celebrates Modo's twentieth year in business as North America's first locally-owned carshare co-op. We'll be featuring some special speakers and take a look back at how Modo has helped Vancouver become one of the leading carsharing cities in the world.


All Modo members are welcome to attend but only shareholding members in good standing are eligible to vote. Let us know you're coming in the RSVP section below (a reminder will be sent in our January newsletter).


Last Call for Board of Directors Nominations


December 10, 2016 is the final day to submit your nomination package to run for one of three Lower Mainland director positions up for election.


For full details, including key dates and nomination forms, click here.

In this issue

Modo Moves

Tips From Our Pros: Winter Ready!

On the Road: Farewell, Farrell!

Modo's Holiday Food Drive


Seat Sale

On the Blog

Community Calendar

Featured articles

Modo Moves

Lower Mainland

See our new locations along the Evergreen Line below!

Coquitlam — Cariboo-Burquitlam

at Burquitlam SkyTrain. A 2016 black Honda Fit (#857) now lives on the north side of Smith Avenue at Clarke Road, just east of Burquitlam SkyTrain station.

Coquitlam — Town Centre

at Coquitlam City Hall. Our 2015 blue Kia Soul (#694) has moved one block east to Lafarge Lake – Douglas SkyTrain.

NEW LOCATION at Lafarge Lake – Douglas SkyTrain. In addition to the Kia Soul, you can also find a 2015 orange Scion FR-S (#685) on the south side of Guildford Way, just east of Pinetree Way, across the street from the SkyTrain station.

NEW LOCATION at Lincoln SkyTrain. We’ve placed a 2017 grey Toyota RAV4 Hybrid (#859) on the east side of Pinetree Way, between Lincoln Avenue and Northern Avenue, across the street from Lincoln SkyTrain.

Port Moody

at Moody Centre SkyTrain. A 2016 white Honda Fit (#848) now lives on Spring Street at Williams Street, just across from the parking lot entrance at Moody Centre SkyTrain.

NEW LOCATION at Newport Village. You can find a 2017 white Toyota RAV4 Hybrid (#858) on the south side of Newport Drive, just east of Ioco Road, in front of the RBC.

New Westminster — Sapperton


UPGRADE at Sapperton SkyTrain. A 2016 blue Honda Fit (#847) has replaced the 2013 Nissan Sentra.


UBC — Hawthorn Place


UPGRADE at Thunderbird Residence: a 2016 grey Honda Fit (#852) is replacing the 2011 Mazda 2.e


Vancouver — Downtown

at Telus Garden. A 2015 grey Fiat 500 (#779) has joined the Mazda 3, BMW X1, and Fiat Abarth.

Vancouver — Kitsilano

at Tennyson Field. A 2016 grey Honda Fit (#846) has replaced the 2011 Mazda 2.

Vancouver — Sunset

at Mainwaring Substation. We’ve placed a 2013 blue Nissan Sentra (#502) on the east side of Inverness Street, next to the Mainwaring electrical substation at East 48th Avenue.

Vancouver — West End

at Denman Place Mall. A 2014 red Nissan Versa Note (#522) has replaced the 2010 Toyota Matrix.

Vancouver — Yaletown

at Hamilton Square. A 2016 blue Honda Fit (#854) has replaced the 2014 Nissan Versa Note.

Vancouver — Fairview

UPGRADE at Avalon. A 2016 white Honda Fit (#851) has replaced the 2011 Mazda 2.

UPGRADE at W 10th & Hemlock. A 2016 red Honda Fit (#856) has replaced the 2012 Mazda 2.

Vancouver — Grandview-Woodland

UPGRADE at Napier.  A 2016 white Honda Fit (#849) has replaced the 2011 Mazda 2.


Greater Victoria


Victoria — Fernwood


UPGRADE at Fernwood & Johnson. A 2016 white Honda Fit (#850) has replaced the 2009 Nissan Versa.

Tips From Our Pros: Winter Ready!

This year we've added over 60 vehicles with snow tires to our fleet. Plus: Check out our “Snowbound” vehicle category for the best roomy rides to get to the ski hill.


Learn how to book Modo's winterized fleet

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On the Road: Farewell, Farrell!

Modo's Fleet Operations Manager, Farrell Segall has taken on a new adventure and will leave Modo in December. We've asked Farrell what his personal favourite Modo moments were, looking back on almost 5 years on the road with Modo!


Read about Farrell's favourite moments

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Modo's Holiday Food Drive

We've placed boxes for non-perishable food donations in 10 vehicles across the Lower Mainland until December 27th! Donations can also be made directly at the Modo office in Vancouver and all collected items will benefit the Greater Vancouver Food Bank.


Find the list of vehicles here

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Will you be attending our Annual General Meeting and 20th anniversary celebration on January 25, 2017? RSVP today!

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Seat Sale

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


Starting December 9th and ending December 29th, bookings in these cars are 10% off! 


Victoria, James Bay  Kingston & Montreal 

  • A 2009 brown Nissan Cube (#473)

Vancouver, Mount Pleasant — City Hall Surface Lot 

  • A 2013 silver Dodge Accessibility Van (#521)

Vancouver, UBC — Reflections

  • A 2017 grey Hyundai Tucson (#844)

Vancouver, False Creek — Wall Centre False Creek

  • A 2013 red Fiat 500c (#466)

Coquitlam, Cariboo-Burquitlam — Burquitlam SkyTrain

  • A 2016 black Honda Fit (#857)

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

>> POP TO WHISTLER  Pop (formerly HitchPlanet), is a great option if you have an extra seat in your Modo and want to save money on your trip!


>> LITTLE HELPER  Modo cars, trucks and cargo vans were great helpers for the Fernwood Lights event, the DOXA fundraiser gala, our members' own volunteer work, and CityStudio's Hubbub event this month!


>> TAKEOVER  Ambassador Nicola took over our Instagram for one week in November and shared her carsharing adventures.


>> EVERGREEN  We have 15 locations close to the Evergreen Extension route—find them listed here.


>> TRI-CITY NEWS  Our Evergreen fleet expansion was also featured in the Tri-Citiy News last weekend!


>> BUSINESS TALK  Modo's CEO Patrick Nangle gave a talk on ethics and responsible leadership at a Sauder School of Business event. Read his interview on the topic.


>> CAR 300  Remember when we celebrated 300 cars in our fleet? Kevington Building is a Modo Business member and longterm partner, now and then!


>> STAY THE NIGHT  We've lowered our overnight rates until March 31st so it's easier for you to get your afterwork errands done (holiday shopping anyone?)!


>> GET YOUR SHARE  Modo members get $250 in cash and driving credits just for joining a credit union of their choice. Get started here.

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Community Calendar

Until January 22  Lights at Lafarge in Coquitlam

Walk around Lafarge Lake and enjoy the outdoor display of 100,000 lights, plus free activities including workshops, scavenger hunts, hot chocolate nights and more.


Until February 14th — Robson Square Ice Rink

Bring your own skates and skate for free, rentals are also available ($4, helmets included, cash only). More about the opening hours and rates.


December 31 — Family First Night at Mt. Seymour
Celebrate New Years on Mount Seymour with the whole family. Tobogganing, live music, fireworks and 6 exclusive Modo parking stalls (in the visitor parking area and P5)!


January 25th — Modo 20th Annual General Meeting

Modo turns 20 and we will celebrate with our members and business members in Vancouver and Victoria. Please consider travelling to our event by transit, foot, bike and/or carshare. RSVP in the section above.

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