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August 2017 — Vancouver Island Edition

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This summer, take your Modo everywhere!

Getting out of town is easy with Modo's diverse fleet of cars, trucks, vans and SUVs. With Modo, you're ready for outdoor adventures.


Camping, heading to the lake, or going for a hike? Sometimes you need a vehicle to get outside! With Modo's fleet of 60+ vehicles on the island, you can always get the right sized car for your trip. Whether you need lots of cargo room for camping gear or additional passengers, our SUVs, minivans and pick-ups are a great solution to fit everything you need and with lots of locations close to transit and seven cars at ferry terminals, getting out of town is easier!


Once I learned that 1 out of 5 Modo cars is a hybrid or EV, it made sense that I could find the perfect road trip car for the entire day on short notice, and that it was situated close to my place in Victoria. — Susan Kim, Modo Ambassador, recently shared her road trip to Comox Valley with us.


We love seeing our members' outdoor adventures. Use the hashtag #modoeverywhere on social media to share your best pics with the Modo community! 

In this issue

Modo Moves

Pro Tip: Modo to the US

Take a Trip: EV to Oak Bay

Quick Poll

On the Blog

Community Calendar

Featured articles

Modo Moves

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

Victoria – Downtown

LOCATION MOVE: we no longer have our parking spot at Grindstone Café - so our 2017 white Toyota Corolla (#883) has moved to a new location at Chatham & Government, a Robbins parking lot on the south side of Chatham Street between Government Street and Douglas Street.

Victoria – Fairfield

NEW LOCATION at Howe & Dallas: a 2017 white Toyota Prius C (#938) now lives on the east side of Howe Street, just north of Dallas Road in an on-street space marked with a city parking sign and white curb.

Victoria – Fernwood

NEW LOCATION at Pandora & Harrison: a 2017 white Honda Fit (#975) now lives behind Pandale Place apartments at 1368 Pandora Avenue - just where Pandora Ave and Begbie St separate.

Pro Tip: Modo to the US

We frequently get asked by members if it's possible to take a Modo to the United States. Good news: It is! Our fleet insurance covers you to drive anywhere in Canada and the US.


Our advice before you go: Give yourself a bit of extra time to inspect your Modo—inside and out—so you can say with confidence you know all contents of the vehicle. 


"You can book in increments as small as 15 minutes, so if you need a car for 26 hours, you don't end up paying for two full days like you do with a rental." — Emma Gilchrist, Modo Ambassador.


What you need to know before you take a Modo across the border.

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Take a Trip: EV to Oak Bay

Take a Modo to the beach and "unplug" for the day. Modo Ambassador Emma Gilchrist took the Dockside Green Kia Soul EV for a trip to the beach—her first EV trip ever!


Emma's review: "It was sooo fun! Peppy, silent and kinda space age".


Modo: Kia Soul EV

Features: No Fuel Card! 175km range (full charge)

Staff Tip: If there is less than 30kms range left at the end of your trip, please call Modo so we can book it off for a full charge

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Quick Poll

Did you hear about our new location at MEC in Vancouver? Lots of fellow Modo members are also MEC members—are you?


Take our August quick poll!

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On the Blog

>> REELS AND WHEELS Our Modo Business members at Cinevic used the Modo cargo van in Victoria to lug equipment for their summer film school at St. Ann's Academy! 


>> INTEGRATE ARTS Modo volunteers will help run a festival shuttle during the Integrate Arts Festival on August 26th! You can still sign up to volunteer.


>> FOLK FEST Modo member and avid volunteer Elinor Warkentin shares her volunteering story with the Vancouver Folk Fest. 


>> CARGO EVENT Dockside Green is hosting a new event series in August and September. At CARGO, local artists and makers will showcase their work! More info


>> VANCOUVER ISLAND Modo Ambassador Emma Gilchrist shared her 3 favourite things about carsharing with Modo.


>> BACK TO SCHOOL Get a $30 shopping gift card at Tsawwassen Mills when parking your Modo there for 2 hours or more. More info


>> FERRY CONVENIENT Check our list of seven Modo cars located at the main ferry terminals Horseshoe Bay, Tsawwassen, Swartz Bay and Departure Bay and learn about the new Coast Car Co-op car at Langdale and how to access it.


>> MEMBER PARKING Modo members enjoy parking perks at these stores and local mountains listed on our page.


Community Calendar

August 10, 17, 24 & 31  — Sidney Street Market

Sidney's famous summer street market takes place every Thursday night until August 31st, from 5.30-8.30pm, on Beacon Avenue. More info

August 23–September 3 — Fringe Victoria

Modo is excited to support Intrepid Theatre's Fringe Festival again this year: The 31st Victoria Fringe Theatre Festival returns with 58 shows, 330 performances, 350 artists and free outdoor events for the whole family.

Check your Modo car for our annual Fringe "tickets in cars" giveaway! 

August 25–27 — Integrate Arts Festival

Modo is proud to support this year's Integrate Arts Festival. Visit galleries, parties, events and performances for free and look for the Modo shuttle on Saturday to "art crawl" in style! More info

August 17, 25 & 26 CARGO at Dockside Green


CARGO at Dockside Green is a new creative space at Dockside Green’s BETA site on Harbour Rd. Over the next two months, the space will feature makers markets and pop up art galleries, and workshops. More info


August 19 & 20th — Cowichan Valley MS Bike Tour

Modo Business member MS Society of Canada is organizing MS Bike, the largest fundraising cycling series in North America. Open to riders of all levels! Learn more

September 11 — Lunch Time Lectures at City Hall

This month: "Urban Revitalization Through Child-Centered Design" with Diana Studer, a RAIC Syllabus Architecture Student and Technologist in Victoria. How can we better our communities by engaging children in the design and decision making process? More events

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