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On through Oct 16 – North Shore Green Markets, North Vancouver – FREE
This Friday, Modo will be at the North Shore Green Markets
from 5–10pm. at the Shipyards Plaza. Located one block east of the Lonsdale Quay and Seabus terminal, find locally gorwn fruit and vegetables, along with organic meats, local artisans goods and more. The market happens every Friday at Shipyards Plaza, as well as Wednesdays at North Vancouver Civic Plaza, 141 West 14th Street.
Sep 27–29 – Culture Days, across Canada – FREE
In 2009, Culture Days
began its mission of building a national network of cultural connections to provide all Canadians opportunities to participate in, and appreciate, all forms of arts and culture. Vancouver's offerings this year span a wide variety of arts and culture including, but not limited to: free ballet classes at the Goh Ballet, coffee with the programming director of the grunt gallery, and
MetamorFest, at which you'll find Modo's Sharing Station this Saturday.
Sep 28 – Autumn Harvest Social, Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood House – FREE
Following the success of their seed and food swap, the Cedar Cottage Food Network is holding an Autumn Harvest Social from 11–1pm this Saturday at their location on 4065 Victoria Drive. Meet with folks from the area and share homegrown produce and homemade preserves, and take in some excellent cooking and canning demonstrations. And you can bet there will be some tasting opportunities, too!
Sep 29 – Kits Book Hub Launch – Arbutus Coffee, Vancouver – FREE
Share a love of reading and your favourite books at the Kits Book Hub launch! Swing by Arbutus Coffee (2200 Arbutus Street), grab a beverage and peruse this permanent outdoor bookshelf. If you have a used book or two you'd like to donate, bring it along and share with your friends and neighbours in Kitsilano.
Oct 3 – H'Arts For The Homeless, Vancouver
Our friends at In The House Productions are busy this month with three events. First, H'Arts For The Homeless is the Lookout Society's
annual gala, this year inspired by those helped and supported by the Lookout Society. Experience art installation telling the story of homelessness along with other fantastic performers, live visual artists and a silent auction hosted by comedian, David C. Jones. (See below for other In The House events in October!)
Oct 5 – In The House Performance Series: World At Your Door, Burnaby
After a long hiatus, In The House Productions Performance Series is back! "World At Your Door" celebrates Burnaby's diverse cultures through music. Chinese, Persian and South Asian music set the stage for the first show of this wonderful series. For ticket information and future shows, visit their website.
Oct 5–6 – Vancouver Art/Book Fair – Vancouver Art Gallery – FREE
Modo Community Partner Project Space presents the second annual Vancouver Art/Book Fair, this year held downtown at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Did you know this is the only international art/book fair in Canada, as well as one of only two on the West Coast? The two-day festival features nearly 100 local, national and international publishers of books, magazine, zines, printed ephemera and digital or other experimental forms of publication, as well as on-site programs, performances and installations.
Oct 7–9 – Realize Opportunity Conference, Vancouver
The power of the social economy is growing in BC. Cooperatives, non-profits, credit unions, charities and social impact businesses have created more jobs in our province than traditional industries. Realize Opportunity
explores the role of BC's social economy and opportunities for partnerships between these organizations, government and the private sector. Hosted by Realize Co-op. Find event details and RSVP for the full conference and/or the breakfast seminar.
Oct 19 – #dinnerpartyYVR, Vancouver
Modo Community Partner Social Bites and Chimp
celebrate Vancouverite's foodie culture while doing some good. For one night, 30 Vancouverites open up their homes for #dinnerpartyYVR, a never-heard-of-before local dinner party to share meals in support of their favourite charity. Tickets are $35 per person and include dinner at a hobby chef's home, beer and wine, as well as entry to the after-party at
Hawkers Market. Don't worry about transport because Modo will be on hand to provide safe rides from each dinner location to dessert at Hawkers Market. There are plenty of options across the board (vegan, paleo, etc.) so browse the menus and join us for a one-of-a-kind event! (Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to volunteer as a chauffeur-slash-Modo ambassador!)
Oct 19 & 26 – The Oubliettes of Dreams, Vancouver
If you're looking to get spooked, this might be the show for you. Dare to enter the twisted and dangerous inner world of a circus madman! Through circus, magic, theatre and more, join the lucky few who get to explore this world of beauty and nightmare. The Oubliettes of Dreams from Modo Community Partner In The House Productions is like nothing you've ever experienced! Address revealed when tickets are purchased. (Please note: this show is rated 14+.)
Oct 27 – Sustaining Our World 2013, Vancouver – FREE
To wrap up Waste Reduction Week, the Britannia Green Team is hosting Sustaining Our World
at the Britannia Community Centre on Commercial Drive. Expect a full day of activities including a Sustainability Fair (located in Gym D) from 12–5pm; the second annual Britannia Race to Zero Waste, for folks who enjoy a challenge; and will end the day with a screening (7–9pm) of The Clean Bin Project. Stay tuned to their blog for more details and race registration as the event draws near.
Oct 28–Nov 3 – Bike To Work Week, Metro Vancouver – FREE
Bike To Work Week
is one of our favourite events at Modo! Many of our staff and members are dedicated cyclists, and carsharing is a fantastic complement for their transit strategy. Brought to Metro Vancouver by HUB: Your Cycling Connection, this week not only encourages cycling but celebrates it with Commuter Stations across the region. Register as an individual, with your workplace, or join the Modo team at www.biketoworkmetrovan.ca.
Oct 30 – Gambado!, Vancouver
Delight in divine dining, incredible deals and a fun night to support frontline HIV/AIDS organizations in Vancouver. Tickets for Gambado! at Performance Works on Granville Island can be purchased for the dinner and auction, or auction only. Presented by Modo Community Partner Shooting Stars Foundation.
***CONTEST! Win 2 tickets to #dinnerpartyYVR with transport to the Hawkers Market dessert soirée provided by Modo! Tweet @modo_carcoop with the #dinnerpartyYVR hashtag and tell us which meal you'd share as a host. Winners will be selected at random and announced on Wednesday, October 16. Happy sharing!***