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November 2016 — Lower Mainland Edition

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Board of Directors Nominations Are Open

Three 3-year term positions are up for election at our 2017 AGM


Modo’s Board of Directors consists of nine directors, with one from the Victoria region and eight from the Lower Mainland, and each position generally serves a three-year term of office. All shareholding members are eligible to run for election as a director, subject to their place of residence.


At the 2017 Modo Annual General Meeting, three Lower Mainland director positions are up for election. If you’re a shareholding member interested in serving on the board, and can fulfill the requirements, we encourage you to put your name forward as a candidate.


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

In this issue

Modo Moves

Tips From Our Pros

On the Road

Q&A: Interesting Vancouver 2016

Quick Poll

Seat Sale

On the Blog

Community Calendar

Featured articles

Modo Moves

Lower Mainland


Burnaby — Lougheed

UPGRADE at Keswick Park: We've replaced the 2013 Nissan Sentra with a 2017 red Toyota Prius (#845).


Burnaby — SFU

UPGRADE at SFU Cornerstone: A 2016 grey Honda Fit (#842) has replaced the 2012 Toyota Matrix.


New Westminster — Glenbrooke North

NEW LOCATION at New West Power Station: You can find a 2012 grey Toyota Matrix (#423) on the east side of First Street, between Ovens Avenue and Sinclair Avenue, next to the power station parking lot.


UBC  East Campus

SECOND CAR at Hampton Place: A 2016 grey Honda Fit (#841) joins the Nissan Juke in front of 5775 Hampton Place (The Chatham), in a newly expanded street parking zone.


UBC — Hawthorn Place

NEW LOCATION at Reflections: You can find a 2017 Hyundai Tucson (#844) in front of 6279 Eagles Drive (Reflections), in a designated stall across from the small park with the stone and wood arches.


UBC — Main Campus

CAR CHANGE at Walter Gage Road: a 2016 red Honda Fit (#821) has replaced the Scion FR-S.


UBC Wesbrook Place

NEW LOCATION at Berton & Wesbrook: A 2017 grey Toyota Prius (#838) now lives on the north side of Berton Avenue, just east of Wesbrook Mall, across from Wesbrook Tower.


Vancouver — Fairview

UPGRADE at Skyline: After an absence of a few months, a 2017 grey Hyundai Tucson (#835) has replaced the 2011 Nissan Sentra.


Vancouver — Kensington-Cedar Cottage

UPGRADE at Hull: A 2017 red Hyundai Tucson (#836) has replaced the 2007 Toyota Yaris.


Vancouver — West End

UPGRADE at Broughton Towers: A 2016 blue Honda Fit (#840) has replaced the 2010 Toyota Yaris.


Greater Victoria


Victoria — Jubilee

CAR MOVE to Jubilee Ave: We've lost our old parking space on Morrison Street, and so our Kia Soul (#709) has joined the Nissan Versa Note (#497) in a newly expanded street parking zone on the east side of Jubilee Avenue, just north of Oak Bay Avenue.

Tips From Our Pros

We know accidents happen; that’s why every Modo driver gets full collision and comprehensive coverage. But did you know we have extended insurance options?


Lesley, Member Loyalty Team member, demystifies our insurance options so you can drive with peace of mind.

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On the Road

In temperate weather, a battery can drain within 30–45 minutes. When the temperature drops below 7°C, it can take less than 10 minutes. 


Read more about the causes of battery drain and how you can help prevent them for your fellow members.

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Q&A: Interesting Vancouver 2016

Interesting Vancouver is an annual event that brings together Vancouverites over inspiring ideas and stories shared by fascinating speakers.


We talked to Mark Busse and Brett MacFarland, producer and founder of Interesting Vancouver about this year's panel which includes a paranormal investigator, a grief counselor and a competitive kite flyer.

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Quick Poll

Some Modo members live car-free, others live car-lite — which category do you fall into?


Take our Quick Poll and let us know!

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Seat Sale

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


Starting October 28th and ending November 17th, bookings in these cars are 10% off! 


Vancouver, Riley Park — Mountain View Cemetery

  • A 2011 green Mazda 2 (#330)

Vancouver, Hastings-Sunrise — Burrard View Park

  • A 2010 red Nissan Sentra (#354)

Victoria, Downtown — Bastion Square Parkade

  • A 2012 red Toyota Corolla (#399)

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

>> VANCITY INTERVIEW  Selena McLachlan, Modo's Director of Marketing and Business Development, was interviewed on Modo's early days, the benefits of carsharing and some of the the most interesting Modo trips.


>> HAPPY HOLIDAYS  Design our Modo Holiday card for a chance to win $50 free drive time! 


>> WHO NEEDS 5 CARS?  Modo Member and CTV Vancouver reporter Jon Woodward, and lawyer Laura Best haven't owned a car in over 10 years!


>> LOCAL HEROES  We had the best models for our latest Modo Photo Shoot: Modo Business members! 


>> AMBASSADOR NEWS  We're excited to welcome Susan Kim of the Meal Exchange, Nicola Grice and the awesome CPAWS team to our group of local carsharing advocates!


>> PORT RENFREW  Ambassador Emma Gilchrist of The Vic Life took a Modo Fiat 500 to #WildRenfrew and shared this great shot.


>> ARTSLANDIA ON TOUR  Katrina Ketchum, Associate Publisher of Artslandia Vancouver, toured Victoria's art and culture scene with a Fiat 500


>> CRAWL VOLUNTEER  If you're interested in volunteering for our Modo Weekend Shuttle at the Eastside Culture Crawl, please contact!


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


>> HALLOWEEN SHUTTLE  Modo Ambassador Adrian booked a Modo mini van to get his kids to a more Halloween-friendly neighbourhood.

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Community Calendar

November 5th — TEDxSFU

Are you ready to "take the leap"? The TEDxSFU event promises a day of interesting TED talks. Modo has a booth at the event, come by and say hi!


November 10th — Interesting Vancouver
Interesting Vancouverites share their inspiring stories, and unique obsessions. An entertaining evening for fans of Creative Mornings and TEDx. Get tickets here or check your Modo for our #IV16 giveaway!


November 17–20th — Eastside Culture Crawl

We're proud sponsors of the Crawl. Our convenient Modo Weekend Shuttle will run between Parker Street Studios & Portside Studios and Parker Street Studios & Railway Studios. Find more info in the official program.

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