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February 2015

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Modo and Victoria unanimously vote to amalgamate!

It's official – Modo is headed to Victoria! After many months of study and due dilligence, the memberships of both co-ops voted unanimously to amalgamate into one. Not only will this significantly upgrade Victoria's fleet, but now Modo members can seamlessly book vehicles on either side of the Strait!


Read the press release, which captures all the fine details of this historic agreement, including quotes from Modo's CEO and Board Chair.

In this issue

Report from the AGM

#LetsModo to Mount Baker

Sneak peak: Modo's new app


On the blog

Modo Moves

Community Calendar

Featured articles

Report from the AGM

Our 2015 Annual General Meeting was packed with Modo's most dedicated member-owners attending – and sticking around after to party! It was great to read your tweets during the AGM, and to see a few come in from Victoria.

READ the annual Report from the Board from Joel DeYoung and Modo CEO Nathalie Baudoin's first report to the membership.


MODO 360  What members told us at the AGM and a look at what's ahead for Modo's team.


RELIVE the party with these amazing photos from our intrepid photographer, Rufio Van Hoover!

#LetsModo to Mount Baker

Six pairs of skis (downhill and back-country), snowshoes, food (after a stop at our beloved Trader Joe’s in Bellingham), wine, beer, books, two months worth of The New York Times, and we were ready to hit Mount Baker.


– Nathalie Baudoin

Modo CEO, member since 2014

#LetsModo vehicle: Dodge Grand Caravan

Sneak peak: Modo's new app


If you get real close to your screen and kind of squint, you'll be able to make out one of the screens for the new app we're developing... Or you can wait for the big reveal this spring! The goal is a simpler booking experience with fewer clicks and happier members – and we can't wait to share it with you.


To volunteer for user testing, email (Subject: Sign me up to user test the new app!).



With just over a month until the #Modo8k, our friends at Canada Running Series are hosting a training run! Join us February 21 for a 6k run along the Seawall and into Stanley Park followed by a coffee/tea at Trees.


DISCOUNT FOR MODO MEMBERS  Modo members get 20% off the entry fee when registering with the promo code MODO8K-MEMBER.


FUNDRAISE FOR TAKE A HIKE  Once again we're supporting adventure-based learning program Take a Hike Foundation at the #Modo8k. How do your donations help?

  • $8 – the cost of 1 waterproof journal used by students for the program's therapy component
  • $18 – gondola for 2 after the Grouse Grind
  • $48 – 1 fleece jacket to keep a student warm on hikes through the rainforest
  • $98 – 1 new tent for 3-day student expedition

Help us reach our fundraising goal by starting a fundraising runner campaign or making a general donation. Every bit helps support these students to learn, heal and grow!

On the blog

DIGITAL FACELIFT  We just launched Phase 1 of our blog makeover – what do you think?


MEMBER LOYALTY TEAM  Our team manager, Nicole writes about the name change for her department.


MODO + VICTORIA  In case you missed it, here are the compelling reasons our memberships voted unanimously to amalgamate.


BABY TIME  This #LetsModo story deserves a congratulations for our friend and Coast Car Co-op founder, Johan!


#LETSMODO  Read how a Modo cargo van helped Hammer & Saw connect youth with a community garden project in Strathcona.

Modo Moves

Burnaby – Brentwood

NEW LOCATION: Gilmore SkyTrain

There's now a 2014 blue Nissan Versa Note (#494) behind 4178 Dawson Street (next to Gold's Gym), across from the Gilmore SkyTrain station.



We've relocated our vehicle from the Yellow Pages lot next to the Gilmore freeway overpass.


Burnaby – Lougheed

NEW LOCATION: Centaurus Circle

There's now a 2007 grey Toyota Yaris sedan (#220) in the 8900 block (western loop) of Centaurus Circle, on the east side of the street. Centaurus Circle encloses Simon Fraser Hills Park, between Gaglardi Way and Stoney Creek. It intersects Centaurus Drive twice – our car is parked just north of the western intersection.


Burnaby – SFU


A 2009 orange Suzuki SX4 (#254) has replaced the 2007 Toyota Yaris.


Vancouver – Kensington-Cedar Cottage


A 2010 blue Toyota Prius (#284) is now located across from 1462 East 15th Avenue, between Woodland Drive and Dumfries Street. Park on the north side of the street next to Clark Park.


Vancouver – Downtown

UPGRADE: Richards & Drake

Find a 2015 silver Nissan Versa Note (#652) instead of a 2014 red one.


Vancouver – West End

TEMPORARILY CLOSED: 1339 Barclay @ Jervis, The Dogwood

Vehicle demand grows in the summer and shrinks in winter. Now in the slowest part of the year, we've removed these vehicles from the West End and will be returning them in April or May.


Vancouver – Kitsilano

UPGRADE: Waterloo Vancity

A 2014 red Nissan Versa Note (#478) replaced the 2008 Prius plug-in.


Vancouver – Sunset

UPGRADE: Sophia & E 45th

A 2015 grey Nissan Versa Note (#653) replaced the 2009 Versa hatch.


Vancouver – Mount Pleasant

FLOATER: Prince Albert

A 2015 red Toyota Prius C (#651) is living here, next to the Chevrolet Orlando, until its permanent stall is ready.


Vancouver – Marpole

FLOATER: Eburne Park

A 2015 white Mazda 3 Sport (#594) has temporarily replaced the 2008 Toyota Matrix until we buy a permanent replacement.


NEW LOCATION: Cartier & W 70th

There's now a 2011 green Mazda 2 hatch (#329) in the 8500 block of Cartier Street, just north of West 70th Avenue. Please park as close as possible to West 70th, respecting the fire hydrant zone.

Community Calendar

Vancouver Farmers Markets

Modo is proud to be all-market sponsor of the 2014/15 Vancouver Farmers Markets

Saturday 10–2 pm, 4601 Ontario St: Winter Market at Nat Bailey


Beginning March 8 to April 26

Sunday 10–2 pm, Hastings Skatepark, Renfrew St: Hastings Park Market


February 19 – Compassion, powered by PechaKucha, Vancouver – FREE

Get inspired by this group of speakers as they discuss personal stories of compassion. Organized with the kind co-operation of the PechaKucha Organization. RSVP


February 20 – Likemind Vancouver, Vancouver

Likemind is about connecting with the community and meeting other Vancouver creatives. There's no agenda, no rules – just Likeminded individuals getting together for a morning coffee. 8–9:30 am


February 21 – Eastside Flea at The Wise Hall, Vancouver

Shop for new and vintage treasures from nearly 40 vendors at the Eastside Flea! Notch Coffee will take over the concessions while the Local Omnivore food truck will be parked outside all day. 10–4 pm


February 21 – SAD Mag and Blim present: CAT WALK, Vancouver

Celebrate our #LetsModo pals SAD Mag's latest release, the Cat issue (no. 18)! Featuring a feline-inspired fashion show, curated by Blim and Keiko Boxall at 9PM. 7–10 pm


March 13 – Hot Glass Cold Beer, Vancouver

Taste great beer from some of the area's best craft breweries while you watch Terminal City Glass Co-op glassblowers create one-of-a-kind handblown beer mugs! Tickets


March 16–May 29 – Spring Transit Referendum

It's time to get Metro Vancouver moving! All voting will be done by mail, so make sure you're registered to vote and have your say on one of the biggest decisions to affect our region.

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