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October 2017 — Lower Mainland 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 barries. 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: Hiking in the Callaghan

Quick Poll

Seat Sale

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.

Burnaby – Edmonds Town Centre

NEW LOCATION at 16th & Humphriesa 2016 blue Honda Fit (#765) now lives on the southwest corner of 16th Avenue & Humphries Court, one block east of Kingsway. We are still scouting this neighbourhood for a permanent location; this car may move a couple of blocks away in October or November.

New Westminster – Brow of the Hill

UPGRADE at Sixth Ave & Eleventh St: a 2015 blue Kia Rondo (#716) has replaced the 2012 Fiat 500.

UBC – Hawthorn Place

CAR CHANGE at Logan Lanea 2013 white Dodge Grand Caravan (#571) has replaced the 2011 Grand Caravan.

Vancouver – Downtown

CAR CHANGE at Electric Avenue / Scotia Theatre: a 2015 white Toyota Prius C (#732) has replaced the 2013 Chevrolet Orlando.


Vancouver – False Creek

UPGRADE at Walter Hardwick London Drugs: a 2017 red Toyota Prius (#995) has replaced the 2012 Nissan Versa.


Vancouver – Grandview-Woodland


CAR CHANGE at Lord Nelson School: a 2017 red Hyundai Tucson (#949) has replaced the 2016 Honda Fit.


Vancouver – Kitsilano


CAR CHANGE at Connaught Park: a 2012 blue Nissan Versa (#377) has replaced the 2010 Nissan Cube.


Vancouver – West End


UPGRADE at Villa Cardello: a 2017 red Hyundai Elantra (#957) has replaced the 2010 Nissan Cube.

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 and Metro Vancouver has emerged as the North American captial. 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: Hiking in the Callaghan

Modo Ambassador Jen Walker organizes fitness classes and group hikes with Movement108, and Modo helps her get to the trails. Take a peek at last weekend when they explored the Callaghan!


Modo: Hyundai Tucson (#977)

Features: Roof rack and trailer hitch

Staff Tip: Book the Modo at MEC on Broadway, so you can rent gear or stock up on cereal bars, and hit the road.

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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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Seat Sale

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


Co-op Week Special: Starting October 5th and ending October 25th, bookings in these cars are 10% off! 


Vancouver, Mount Pleasant — MEC Vancouver Store

  • A 2017 white Hyundai Tucson (#977)

Vancouver, False Creek — Main Street SkyTrain

  • A 2012 red Nissan Versa Hatch (#430)
  • A 2017 white Kia Sedona (#959)
  • A 2014 silver Toyota Prius C (#584)

Vancouver, Grandview-Woodland— CCEC Credit Union

  • A 2016 white Honda Fit (#790)
  • A 2012 blue Nissan Versa Sedan (#376)

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

>> BIKE THE NIGHT Did you join the community night ride with HUB Cycling and MEC? We loved seeing your snapshots of the Modo mural van at the event. 


>> MOBI SPECIAL Get 24 hours for free, if you're not a Mobi member yet. Simply choose the 24 Hour Pass, fill out your account info and enter the promo code cbtww1710. The pass is valid between October 2 to 18th.


>> 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 partner, 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 15-21 — Co-op Week

Join BCCA for a Co-op Week Open House event on October 18th, celebrating the co-op economy in BC! RSVP by October 12th! 


October 23-29 — HUB Bike to Work Week

Join the HUB Bike to Work Week and celebrate bike commuting across Metro Vancouver with 50 Celebration Stations and enter for great prices. More info 

October 24 —Nestworks Community Gathering

Modo's former team member Hilary Henegar is working on a new exciting project: a family friendly work space, offering daycare and co-working solutions to Vancouverites. Register here, if you'd like to participate in the first community meeting and learn more.

Take the Nestworks survey if you're an entrepreneur, independent service provider, consultant, product designer and/or parent of young children in the Lower Mainland!

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