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Sharing Station call-out for furnishings

Dear Modo members,

This summer, Modo is trying something new – and we’d love for you to be involved.

After the success of our first and second Sharing Stations – first at the Winter Farmers Market and then at Main St Car Free Day – we’re excited to do several more at the Vancouver Chinatown Night Market on July 5, July 12, August 9 and August 17. And we’re hoping you’ll share with us!

First off, what’s a Sharing Station? Glad you asked. 

Here are the basics: The Sharing Station is a shared space hosted by Modo and shared with our Community Partners (such as the Vancouver Tool Library, TradeSchool Vancouver, The Sharing Project, ShareShed and more) at various festivals and events around Metro Vancouver. At the Sharing Station, folks can come together to share conversation, connect over shared interests, share knowledge and expertise, and skill share while experiencing a taste of the local sharing economy and culture. 

Besides a space for relaxing and meeting both new and dear friends, the Sharing Station will offer curated conversations around particular topics, with “experts”, specialists and connectors on hand to answer questions, share insights and connect people from the vantage of their corner of the sharing economy.

Like a Chinese tea house or a festival VIP tent, minus the commerce or exclusivity of either, the Sharing Station invites people to move freely through the space, with various activities (think workshops, demos and speakers corners) for added interest.

On August 9, aka Modo Member Night, an expanded Sharing Station will take over and transform an entire parking lot adjacent to the Vancouver Chinatown Night Market, and we’d love to make it as cozy and inviting as possible, with intimate lighting, comfy seating and long-table dining.

To make the space as comfortable as possible, we’re seeking several items, which – carrying on the theme – we’re hoping you’ll share with us. We’ll take very good care of each item – we promise! – ensuring its safe pick up and drop off to and from the event. 

Here’s what we’re looking for:

  • folding chairs
  • benches
  • couches
  • small tables
  • patio furniture
  • lamps
  • table cloths
  • and anything else you’d like to contribute

If this sounds like something you’d like to participate in, please send me an email with the subject line “Modo Member Night – sharing”: hilaryATmodoDOTcoop. 

I’m delighted to be able to have this venue for Modo members to come together and celebrate our community and the sharing lifestyle! Thank you to Modo member Ken Tsui, who serves as program director to the Vancouver Chinatown Night Market, for helping us envision a space that articulates the values of a cohesive, co-operative community.

Happy sharing,


Marketing Director, Modo The Car Co-op

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