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June 2018 — Lower Mainland Edition

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Kelowna's OGO Carshare Co-op Joins Modo

On June 1st, 2018 OGO Co-op in Kelowna joined Modo in an exciting step to expand your co-op into the Interior. The collaboration of Modo and OGO will provide continuity of carsharing and enhanced service in the Okanagan, starting with the addition of two more vehicles to grow the Kelowna fleet. It also gives Modo members here in the Mainland more options when visiting wine country this summer!

Read more here

In this issue

Meet our Kelowna fleet

Modo Moves

Pro Tip: Help us keep our costs down

New pricing tier now in effect

Community post: Youth, film and Indigenous Culture

Co-op Congress 2018

Special Offer from the Queer Arts Festival

Seniors Transportation Hotline

Quick Poll

Seat Sale

On the Blog

Community Calendar

Featured articles

Meet our Kelowna fleet

With the exciting addition of OGO Carshare Co-op to the Modo family, all members now have access to over 600 vehicles in the Lower Mainland, on Vancouver Island and now in the Okanagan!


Since June 1st we've already added two vehicles to the Okanagan fleet - 


NEW LOCATION at Buckland & Ellis – a 2018 red Hyundai Elantra (#1086) on the east side at the end of Ellis Street right next to the rail guard where the river surfaces for a short section.


NEW LOCATION at Kelowna Forum – a 2017 white Nissan NV 200 cargo van (#1023) on the north side of Wilson Avenue, just east of Ethel Street, in front of the entrance to the Kelowna Forum.


Check out the full list of vehicles in Kelowna as of June 1st and stay tuned on our Modo Moves page for new additions to the fleet!

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Modo Moves

For a list of all moves in the Lower Mainland, Greater Victoria, Nanaimo and Kelowna please visit our blog.


Vancouver – Coal Harbour

SECOND CAR at Bayshore & Cardero. A 2018 white Toyota Prius (#1120) has joined the Hyundai Tucson.


Vancouver – Downtown
THIRD CAR at 1067 Seymour. A 2018 red Honda Fit (#1058) has joined the Hyundai Tucson and Hyundai Elantra.


NEW LOCATION at 800 Burrard. A 2018 white Toyota RAV4 Hybrid (#1065) now lives in an underground parking lot at 800 Burrard Street, on the east side of Burrard between Robson Street and Smithe Street.


UPGRADE at Pacific Centre. A 2018 white Hyundai Elantra (#1048) has replaced the 2013 Nissan Versa.


Vancouver – Dunbar-Southlands
SECOND CAR at Dunkirk & W King Edward. A 2018 white Honda Fit (#1070) has joined the Kia Sedona.


Vancouver – Fairview

NEW LOCATION at Fairview Pub. Find a 2018 white Hyundai Tucson (#1151) in the underground parking lot beneath Fairview Pub at 898 West Broadway.


Vancouver – Grandview/Woodland

UPGRADE at E 6th & Commercial. A 2018 white Hyundai Elantra (#1049) has replaced the 2015 Kia Soul.


Vancouver – Hastings/Sunrise

UPGRADE at Burrard View Park. A 2018 white Hyundai Elantra (#1047) has replaced the 2010 Nissan Sentra.


Vancouver – Kensington/Cedar Cottage

CAR CHANGE at Commercial-Broadway SkyTrain. A 2018 white Nissan NV 200 (#1087) has replaced the 2017 Nissan NV 200. 


NEW LOCATION at Vancouver Cohousing. Find a 2018 white Hyundai Tucson (#1085) in front of Vancouver Cohousing at 1733 East 33rd Avenue.


Vancouver – Kerrisdale

NEW LOCATION at Balsam & W 39th. Find a 2018 white Hyundai Tucson (#1055) on the west side of Balsam Street, just north of West 39th Avenue.


Vancouver – Killarney

NEW LOCATION at E 58th Ave & Kerr St. Find a 2015 blue Kia Soul (#708) on East 58th Ave east of Kerr Street, as close to Kerr Street as possible.


Vancouver – Mount Pleasant

NEW LOCATION at St. Catherines & E 8th. Find a 2018 white Hyundai Tucson (#1083) on St Catherines Street between East 8th Avenue and East Broadway.


NEW LOCATION at The Duke. Find a 2016 silver Toyota Prius (#785) and a 2016 white Toyota Prius V (#810) in the underground parking lot of The Duke, at 333 East 11th Avenue.


Vancouver – Renfrew/Collingwood

CAR CHANGE at 29th Avenue SkyTrain. A 2015 grey Toyota Sienna (#755) has replaced the Nissan Versa Note.


CAR CHANGE at Nanaimo SkyTrain. A 2015 silver Nissan Versa Note (#736) has replaced the Toyota Sienna.


Vancouver – Riley Park

UPGRADE at E 28th & Prince Edward. A 2018 red Hyundai Elantra (#1044) has replaced the 2015 Kia Rondo.


Vancouver – Sunset

SECOND CAR at Sunset Park. A 2018 white Honda Fit (#1059) has joined the Dodge Grand Caravan.


NEW LOCATION at Chester Substation. A 2018 white Toyota Prius (#1119) now lives on the east side of Chester Street, just north of East 49th Avenue, in front of the TELUS substation.


Vancouver – West End

SECOND CAR at Burrard Bridge. A 2018 white Hyundai Elantra (#1052) has joined the Honda Fit.


UPGRADE at The Lauren. A 2018 white Hyundai Tucson (#1093) has replaced the 2014 Nissan Rogue.


NEW LOCATION at West End Community Centre. Find a 2018 red Toyota Prius (#1068) and a 2018 white Honda Fit (#1076) in the underground parkade of the West End Community Centre, at 900 Denman Street.


Vancouver – Yaletown

THIRD CAR at Expo Boulevard. A 2018 red Toyota Prius C (#1077) has joined the Hyundai Tucson and Hyundai Elantra.


Burnaby– Burnaby Heights

SECOND CAR at Cranberry Commons. A 2012 blue Nissan Versa Sedan (#376) joins the Toyota Sienna.


Burnaby– Lougheed Town Centre

CAR CHANGE at Cameron Rec Centre. A 2015 grey Toyota Prius V (#714) has replaced the 2014 Chevrolet Orlando.


UPGRADE at Vancity North Road. A 2018 white Hyundai Tucson (#1094) has replaced the 2015 Toyota Prius V.


Burnaby– Metrotown Town Centre

UPGRADE at Maywood & Willingdon. A 2018 white Hyundai Tucson (#1096) has replaced the 2012 Nissan Versa.


Burnaby– Westridge

NEW LOCATION at North Burnaby Secondary School. A 2015 silver Kia Rondo (#681) now lives on Kensington Ave, parked between Hastings St and Union Street.


Coquitlam– Town Centre

SECOND CAR at Lincoln SkyTrain. A 2018 red Hyundai Elantra (#1092) has joined the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid.


Coquitlam– Cariboo/Burquitlam

NEW LOCATION at Emerson & Regan. A 2018 white Hyundai Tucson (#1084) now lives in a designated stall on the west side of Emerson Street, at the corner of Regan Avenue, about half a block north of Burquitlam Park.


Delta– Tsawwassen

CAR CHANGE at Tsawwassen Ferry. A 2014 silver Nissan Rogue (#569) has replaced the 2013 Chevrolet Orlando.


New Westminster– Downtown

NEW LOCATION at Front Street Parkade. Find a 2018 white Nissan Frontier (#1124) on the top level of the Front Street Parkade, near the Fourth Street entrance.


New Westminster– Sapperton

SECOND CAR at Braid SkyTrain. A 2018 red Honda Fit (#1071) has joined the Hyundai Tucson.


North Vancouver– Lower Lonsdale

NEW LOCATION at W 1st St & Mahon Ave. Find a 2018 white Toyota Prius (#1075) in a designated Modo parking space on the south side of West 1st Street, immediately east of Mahon Avenue.


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Pro Tip: Help us keep our costs down

We're thrilled to see how quickly Modo has been growing in recent years as carsharing becomes more and more common throughout the region. With this growth comes an increase in costs due to the rising prices of purchasing vehicles, vehicle maintenance, gas and insurance. As a member-owned co-op we do our best to keep carsharing affordable for our members, but there are ways you can help us too!


Learn more about how you can help with Modo's Director of Fleet Operations, Athony Okuchi.

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New pricing tier now in effect

Just a reminder that on June 1st, 2018 we introduced a new pricing tier which features a Large & Loadable category (minivans, SUVs and small cargo vans). 


As we adjust our rates, we remain confident that we are still the best value in town. Please carefully read the details below for an overview of all the changes.


Read more here.


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Community post: Youth, film and Indigenous Culture

When the Reel 2 Real Youth Film Festival isn't in season, they host a variety of filmmaking programs in Vancouver and across British Columbia. Their most ambitious program is Our World, a project that partners with First Nations communities to provide access to media arts training as a means of empowerment through artistic and cultural expression. Our World travels to over fifteen communities in BC, Alberta, Quebec and the Yukon.


Follow their most recent adventures as they Modo around Northern Vancouver Island to places such as Alert Bay and Bella Coola on the blog!

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Co-op Congress 2018

This year’s Co-op Congress is being held in Victoria this year and runs from June 19th–21st, 2018. It will explore the theme of CO-OPERATION IN A CHANGING WORLD, focusing on economic and social change and how the co‑operative and mutualist model can become more relevant in the years ahead. Modo's CEO, Patrick Nangle and our Director of Marketing & Business Development, Selena McLachlan will be speakers as this year's conference. 


Learn more here.

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Special Offer from the Queer Arts Festival

The Queer Arts Festival is an annual multidisciplinary festival at the Roundhouse. This year’s festival DECADEnce marks 10 years of Queer Arts Festival and runs June 16-28. Enjoy two weeks of visual art, media art, drama, dance, music, and more! Highlights include the world premiere of Lesley Ewen’s multimedia theatre work Camera Obscura (hungry ghosts) and operatic tenor Jeremy Dutcher in duet with his ancestors for Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa.

Learn more at

Use the promo code MODOQAF for a discount on ticketed events! 

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Seniors Transportation Hotline

Know a senior needing help getting around Metro Vancouver? As part of BC Seniors Week, June 4-9, Seniors on the Move, a project of Allies in Aging, is launching a Seniors Transportation Hotline! Thanks to ICBC, Vancouver Coastal Health and TransLink and funded in part by the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors program, seniors can now call 211 any time of day, in multiple languages to get information on transit, taxis, volunteer ride programs, HandyDART, driver’s licenses and more.


Learn more here.

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Quick Poll

Summer is almost here and we’d love to know what you have planned!


Take the June Quick Poll.

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Seat Sale

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


For a list of all the seat sales in the Lower Mainland, Greater Victoria, Nanaimo and Kelowna please visit our blog.


Starting June 6th and ending June 30th bookings in these cars are 10% off:


Vancouver/St. Catherines & 8th

  • a 2018 white Hyundai Tucson 

Vancouver/Vancouver Cohousing

  • a 2018 white Hyundai Tucson

Port Coquitlam/West Coast Express Station

  • a 2017 red Toyota Prius 

Okanagan/Kelowna Forum

  • a 2017 white Nissan NV 200 cargo van


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

>> MODO IS HIRING We are currently seeking a Director of Finance, a Contact Centre Agent and Vancouver & Victoria Fleet Crew. Check out our current job postings on the Modo Career page!


>> STOP TO SHOP Get a $30 shopping gift card at Tsawwassen Mills when parking your Modo there for 2 hours or more. Offer available until June 30! More info

>> FERRY FLEET Check our list of 7 Modo cars located at the main ferry terminals—Horseshoe Bay, Tsawwassen, Swartz Bay and Departure Bay—making travel a breeze.

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Community Calendar

June 3-9 — Commuter Challenge

On until June 9th! Better Environmentally Sound Transportation is hoping you'll join the celebration by registering for the 22nd annual Commuter Challenge; a national initiative for sustainability focused workplace engagement! Sign up, participate and win great prizes! Choose your mode: transit, carpool, carshare, skateboard, walking, telecommuting, and make the competition your own. Learn more here.


June 14 — Push4Impact

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to play rugby in a wheelchair? Do you want to try a fun, exciting, unique, team building sport for the first time? Are you passionate about raising invaluable funds and awareness to increase wheelchair sports opportunities for people living with a disability in BC? BC Wheelchair Sports Association (BCWSA) is inviting people out to take part in our inaugural fundraiser event ‘Push4Impact’ which will take place at the Richmond Olympic Oval on Thursday 14 June 2018. Learn more here.


June 15 - 27 — Global Sounscapes: volunteer drivers needed

The Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra is looking for reliable drivers for a fun gig! Global Soundscapes Festival 2018 needs drivers to transport visiting artists from their West End Hotel to Waterfront Theatre, Granville Island. Modo members are exclusively invited to join the hospitality crew and be part of Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra’s international music festival. Volunteers must be available for a few hours daily during the week of June 15 – 27. Volunteer perks include tickets to festival events and exposure to a dynamic cultural event. Please contact us at as soon as possible if you are interested and available. Learn more here.


June 24 — Eastside Pride 

An inclusive, engaging and family-friendly event featuring loads of local talent and friends from the community at Grandview Park on Commerical Drive. Join us at the stage for a variety of live acts including Dia Nos, RedSoulBluez, Michelle Joly, Carousel Scene, Scizzor Fairy, drag performances and more.This event space is accessible by foot, bike, mobility devices and, transit, with multiple gender accessible washrooms onsite. ASL interpretation provided. East Side Pride is a sober event. Learn more here.


June 14-17 — Canada Cup

Come along and support the world’s best wheelchair rugby players as they compete in the Canada Cup Wheelchair Rugby Tournament at the Richmond Olympic Oval from 14 – 17 June 2018. BC Wheelchair Sports Association has been hosting this well recognised event since 2014 and is this year, is the final major international tournament prior to the 2018 IWRF World Wheelchair Rugby Championships in Sydney, Australia this August. Teams from Australia, Canada, Denmark, Japan, Sweden, and the USA will compete in this four day, action filled, fast-paced event. Learn more here.

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