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March 2015

Modo 8k around Stanley Park

Lace up for the #Modo8k!

Can you feel the excitement? The second annual Modo 8k is only days away, and we're preparing for another beautiful run around Stanley Park. On March 22, an estimated 1,300 runners of all ages and levels will hit the Seawall in the morning, followed by the annual Modo Community Fair to celebrate this healthy connected city we know and love. Join us for this family-friendly event – everyone welcome!


Register to run the Modo 8k by March 16 and get 20% off race registration (promo code MODO8K-MEMBER)!

In this issue

Modo supports a Yes vote on the Transit Referendum

Modo Community Fair

'How To' Video: Nissan Leaf EV

In the news

Community Calendar

Modo Moves

Featured articles

Modo supports a Yes vote on the Transit Referendum

Modo's board absolutely supports a "Yes" vote on the upcoming Metro Vancouver Transit Referendum.


We know that critical improvements in transportation infrastructure are needed to support the pressures of a growing population, with a wide range of benefits that will last well into the future.


The majority of our members depend on public transit every day, and the future of our co-op depends on more people in our region being able to do the same. If the investment isn't made now, any gains we've made in reducing road congestion will be lost. And fewer of us will be able to rely on transit and carsharing for our transportation needs.


We have before us a significant opportunity to influence the region's future, and we encourage you to get educated about the transportation investments, upgrades and services a YES vote will bring. On our blog, we've compiled a list of videos, articles and resources for your reference - check it out! If you have a link you want to share, tweet 'em at us: @modo_carcoop.


– Charlotte Argue, Modo Board of Directors



Modo Community Fair

You don't have to run the Modo 8k to join the Modo Community Fair on March 22. The fair features live demos, interactive displays and resources connecting you and your family more deeply to our city.


Booths include kids' activities, a Pop-Up City Hall, canoe carving, bike maintenance how-tos, park ecologists, new sharing economy technologies and more! As well, Take a Hike students will be selling tickets for breakfast wraps from Stanley’s Bar & Grill, with proceeds going toward their next wilderness excursion.


See you at the #Modo8k!

'How To' Video: Nissan Leaf EV


The latest in our Modo 'How To' series has arrived and it's all about our fully electric Nissan Leaf! Watch it and more 'How To' videos (including our Stow-n-Go van) on our YouTube channel.

In the news


>> #LETSMODO  A group of French ex-pats packed up their Modo and headed to Revelstoke in search of fresh powder.


>> VICTORIA NEWS  Victoria members who haven't yet picked up a Modo fob must ensure their address is up to date on their online account.


>> WASH UP  Score free driving when you pitch in to help with our spring cleaning!

Community Calendar

Throughout March – Long & McQuade Music Clinics, Lower Mainland and Victoria

Long & McQuade are hosting several free clinics throughout the month of March at their locations in Victoria and in the Lower Mainland. Details


March 19 – Transit Referendum Panel Discussion, Vancouver

The Board of Change are facilitating an interactive panel discussion on the Transit Referendum at MEC Headquarters on Great Northern Way. Open to members and non-members. Register


March 19 – GCCBC March Spring Showcase, Vancouver

The Green Chamber of Commerce BC is welcoming Spring 2015 with an exciting and fun showcase event, a tradeshow for sustainable companies at the HiVE Vancouver. Register


March 21 – Tiger Ping Pong Club's Round-The-World Showdown, Vancouver

Here There presents an all-out ping pong rumble with two Tiger Ping Pong tables up for grabs – one for you and one for a charity of your choice. No skill level required! Register


April 7 – LOCO First Tuesday Business Mixer, Vancouver

The Portside Pub has a goal of being the friendliest bar in Vancouver. Join them and the local business community for food, drinks and conversation. RSVP


April 8 – Register for Bike to Work Week, Victoria

Sign up to celebrate the 21st annual edition of one of the capital region's most supported and recognized free community events! Apply


April 22–24, Social Venture Institute Vancouver

Join business leaders and social entrepreneurs at the Social Venture Institute for an intensive, interactive inquiry into how to face the day-to-day challenges of running a socially conscious enterprise. Register


Modo Moves

Burnaby – Metrotown

UPGRADE: MacPherson Walk

Find a 2015 red Fiat 500 (#600) instead of a 2012 Toyota Matrix.


UPGRADE: Metrotown SkyTrain

Although it looks very similar to the previous car, the new 2015 red Fiat 500 (#599) is an Abarth sports car.


UBC – East Campus


Find a 2013 silver Fiat 500 (#510) and a 2014 white Dodge Ram Promaster cargo van (#573) in front of 5828 Thunderbird Boulevard, in a designated stall on the street.


Vancouver – Downtown

UPGRADE: Capitol Residences

A 2015 white Nissan Versa Note (#664) has replaced the 2010 Nissan Versa hatch.


UPGRADE: Modo Office Parkade

A 2015 white Mazda 3 Sport (#656) has replaced the 2012 yellow Fiat.


UPGRADES: Wall Centre Downtown

Find a 2015 blue Nissan Versa Note (#665) and a 2015 green Toyota Prius C (#674) instead of a 2014 Note and a 2010 Honda Insight.


Vancouver – False Creek

UPGRADE: Olympic Village SkyTrain

Find a 2015 white Dodge Ram Promaster cargo van (#598) instead of the previous 2014 model.


UPGRADE: The Castings

A 2015 red Nissan Micra (#663) has replaced the 2010 Nissan Versa hatch.


Vancouver – Grandview-Woodland

UPGRADE: Britannia Field

Find a 2015 silver Nissan Sentra (#657) instead of the 2013 red Sentra.



Find a 2015 red Fiat 500 (#597) instead of a 2013 silver Fiat.


UPGRADE: Templeton Park

A 2015 grey Nissan Sentra (#658) has replaced the 2012 Toyota Corolla.


Vancouver – Kensington-Cedar Cottage

UPGRADE: Grays Park

A 2012 red Toyota Matrix (#392) has replaced the 2009 orange Toyota Matrix.


UPGRADE: Trout Lake

Find a 2009 orange Toyota Matrix (#263) in place of the 2006 Yaris.


Vancouver – Mount Pleasant

UPGRADE: E 11th & Fraser

There's now a 2015 white Toyota Corolla (#659) instead of a 2013 Nissan Sentra.


FLOATER: Robson Park

A 2015 red Toyota Prius C (#651) has joined the green Mazda 2 until its permanent home is ready.


Vancouver – Riley Park

UPGRADE: District Main

A 2015 blue Nissan Micra (#678) has replaced the 2014 red Versa Note.


Vancouver – West End

UPGRADE: Crystal Court

There's now a 2015 blue Nissan Micra (#661) instead of a 2011 Mazda 2.


Vancouver – Yaletown

UPGRADE: Yaletown/Roundhouse Station

A 2015 blue Mazda 3 Sport (#655) has replaced the 2010 Toyota Corolla.


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