Media Release: Modo is partnering with Viking Sailing club
Modo is adding 2 shared boats to its fleet of 500 vehicles
April 1, 2017, Vancouver, BC
As Modo celebrates 20 years in business this year, it’s the perfect time to explore a new partnership with one of the city’s longest standing co-operative sailing clubs. The Viking Sailing Club, a 100 member co-operatively owned sailing club in Vancouver, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Together, the co-operatives can look back on 70 years of co-op —and there are already a number of Viking members sharing with Modo on the roads, and soon on the water!
“It was clear that our two organizations were very much on the same page, both philosophically and operationally,” says Modo’s Director of Marketing and Business Development Selena McLachlan. “The sharing economy in Metro Vancouver just got stronger.”
The opportunity of sharing sailing boats as part of Modo adds to the ever expanding multi-modal sharing network in the city and opens new possibilities for members of both co-operatives.
John Schaub, Director of Risk Solutions at Central 1, Modo and Viking Sailing Club member, is excited about the decision to get access to shared Modo sailing boats.
“Currently we have 18 boats counting Tyra, our brand new 34′ keelboat. Partnering with Modo allows us to grow our fleet while staying true to our co-operative nature! Voluntary and open membership is the key for me. The ability for people to come together to accomplish a goal that they would not be able to accomplish on their own is powerful and co-ops provide that ability.”
Thanks for sharing the news. Happy April 1st!