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October 2017 — Vancouver Island Edition

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Celebrating Co-op Week 2017

October 15-21 is Canadian Co-op Week, a great time to celebrate our local co-ops and the impact we have made across Canada. And, of course, 20 years of innovation and carsharing with Modo!


Though we focus on one week to celebrate co-ops in Canada, the seven Co-op principles are part of our core values all year long. Providing affordable and reliable transportation to communities is central to Modo’s values and we're proud to celebrate 20 years of connecting communities through carsharing this year! Over the years, we’ve helped solve the problem of getting around with innovative, member-focused solutions—like our recent launch of a dedicated carsharing program for seniors at Kiwanis North Shore Housing Society.


This fall, we're looking forward to another fantastic weekend with our partners at the Eastside Culture Crawl, as well as other great community events with partners throughout the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island, helping local makers and members connect by removing transportation barriers. We continue to explore how our co-op can have a positive impact by improving accessibility and independence in our communities.


As a special Co-op Week offer, check out our Seat Sale below which focuses on locations near fellow co-operative businesses. And if you have any friends or family who are interested in joining Modo, tell them about our Co-op Week new member promotion—you can earn a $25 referral credit if they sign up!

In this issue

Modo Moves

Pro Tip: Our after-work perk

Kiwanis & Modo offer innovative carsharing program

Complete this survey for a chance to win up to $500 drive time

Take a Trip: Explore Victoria

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

NEW LOCATION at View Street Parkade: a 2017 red Toyota Prius C (#968) now lives in the View Street parkade, between Blanshard Street and Douglas Street.

Victoria / Fernwood

CAR CHANGE at Fernwood & Johnson: a 2017 white Hyundai Tucson (#996) has replaced the 2016 Honda Fit.

Victoria / North Park

UPGRADE at North Park: a 2016 white Honda Fit (#850) has replaced the 2010 Nissan Versa.

Pro Tip: Our after-work perk

Whether you're looking to get your holiday shopping done after work or need a ride home on a wet November night, we've got you covered! Modo is lowering the overnight rates from October 31, 2017 to February 28, 2018.


Book a Modo and keep it until the next morning at the lowest rate in town.

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Kiwanis & Modo offer innovative carsharing program

We're excited to partner with Kiwanis Housing, offering an affordable carsharing program to Kiwanis North Shore Housing Society residents—the first of its kind! 


“We believe dedicated, on-site carsharing for seniors is a great way to allow them to get rid of their cars, save money and continue to get around the community independently. It will also reduce the need for parking, which will reduce our building costs and make more efficient use of our precious land.” - Patrick Nangle, Modo CEO

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Complete this survey for a chance to win up to $500 drive time

Carsharing has grown into a global movement, with members in B.C. being among the earliest adopters. While large multi-national corporations have helped to significantly grow the carshare market, local co-ops like Modo have made this possible by breaking new ground and collaborating with municipal regulators for over 20 years.


Researchers at Vancity and the University of British Columbia (UBC) are currently studying the impact of carsharing on our region and seek community participation. As a Modo member, your experience with carsharing and living car-free (or car-light) will be valuable feedback.


As a thank you, we’re offering a $100 drive time credit, in addition to $500 drive time generously donated by Vancity. The winner for each will be drawn at random from completed entries. The survey will take about 7 minutes to complete and closes on October 22 at 11:59pm. (survey and prize draw details)


Please share with your carsharing family and friends and thank you for participating!


Take the survey

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Take a Trip: Explore Victoria

Modo Ambassador Quinn booked a Modo Prius V to check out the Urban Food Garden Tour in September. A great community event and a fun idea year-round. 


Modo: Prius V

Features: Hybrid, keyless ignition

Staff Tip: If you're planning to visit a local farm stand and stock up on produce, book one of our trucks for some extra space!

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Quick Poll

Have you booked a Modo overnight? With our lower, seasonal rates effective October 31, we're curious:


What kind of overnight trips do you take? Share in our quick poll!

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On the Blog

>> TEAM FERNWOOD Our Business members at Fernwood NRG booked the Modo truck in their neighbourhood to get set up for their fall market series "Sunset Market". 


>> BACK TO SCHOOL ...but the fun doesn't have to stop! Our Modo Business members at UBC's social club CVC shared this video of their recent Victoria roadtrip with us. 


>>TAKE A BREAK Put your phone away when driving! Modo supports the ICBC #EyesFwdBC camapign and we're placing stickers on all cars. Help us spread the message.


>> VOLUNTEERING WITH MODO Modo Business member Positive Living BC organized this year's AIDS Walk to Thrive event, with the help of a great team of volunteers and Modo's cargo van!


>> STOP TO SHOP Get a $30 shopping gift card at Tsawwassen Mills when parking your Modo there for 2 hours or more. Offer has been extended until December 31st! More info


>> MODO IS HIRING Check out our current job postings on the Modo Career page


>> CARP + MODO CARP is the leading organization that advocates for Canadians as they age on matters such as improved access to healthcare and financial security. Read more about our new partners, where to find them in BC, and find other member perks. Click here


>> COOPERATE NOW BOOTCAMP BCCA now accepting applications for this fall's Cooperate Now program. Cooperate Now will be held November 16-19, 2017 in Vancouver. Apply here.


>> FERRY MODO 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 the stores and local mountains listed on our page.


Community Calendar

October 21 — Let's talk Co-ops!

Join BCCA's Katherine Levett for a talk on co-ops and sustainability at the Roxy on Gabriola Island, 2-4pm. More info 


October 25 — Small Business Provider Info Session

Free Event: Learn about all of the resources available in the Victoria region to help you develop, start, or grow your business.Hosted at City Hall Victoria, 9.15am-12.30pm. Register here

October 31 — Fernwood Halloween Bonfire

Join our Modo Business members Fernwood NRG for a fun family-friendly Halloween celebration at Stevenson Park! Read more

November 20 —Winspear Festival of Trees

Modo will have our very own "carsharing" tree at the Festival of Trees event in Sidney this year and we hope to get some volunteer helpers to join us decorating the tree! Stay tuned for more info.

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