What To Do If You Can’t Get Your Driving History


Anyone who applies for membership with Peg City Car Co-op must have a full driver’s licence. We check the driving history of all applicants to verify that they meet our eligibility criteria. If you have a Manitoban driver’s licence, we’ll request that history on your behalf. Drivers with licences from other provinces or territories can usually get their history online.

That said, we know that proving driving history can be difficult for drivers from other countries. (It can even be challenging for certain Canadian provinces/territories!) So effective March 1, 2023, we’ve developed an application process for any driver who cannot produce their history.

If you can’t get your driving history, you can sign up on the Member or Member Plus plan and complete the Member Eligibility Declaration form instead.

By signing this waiver, you confirm that you meet our eligibility criteria without having to show your history. In exchange, you must register as on the Member plan and pay the $500 Member Share. Members without a driver abstract are also not eligible for the Damage Pool and may be responsible for damages up to $1000. You can join the Damage Pool after a year of damage-free driving.


How to Use Our New Shell Fuel Cards


The next time you fuel up a Peg City vehicle, you’ll find a Shell fuel card in the glove box! These cards can be used to pay at the pump at any gas station in Canada, providing our members with greater flexibility, convenience, and ease.

While the process is simple, there are a few changes, so read on for a step-by-step guide to fuelling up!

The fuel card is in the zip pouch inside the glove box. It should work at any fuel retailer in Canada, so long as they have a pay-at-the-pump option. We ask that you have another form of payment along with you, just in case there’s an issue with the card and you need to pay out of pocket (more on how to get reimbursed later). Note that the Shell cards won’t work for in-store purchases.

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Follow the instructions at the terminal to pay at the pump! Find the PIN for each card in your booking notes when you log into the site and click on your booking for details.

Please only fuel up using regular fuel and note that the cards have a $100 limit.

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And we’re off! Fill that tank!

Once the tank is full, you’re done. No need to save the receipt and no log book entry to complete. Just put the card back in its spot and drive.

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If, for whatever reason, you can’t pay with the Shell fuel card, please pay out of pocket, take a photo of your receipt and email it to us at [email protected]. Items like wiper fluid must be purchased out of pocket and reimbursed later.

For proper reimbursement, the receipt must be clear, itemized, and show the date and time of the transaction. Our Member Services team will add the credit to your account from there.

That’s everything! For a bit more detail and a silly instructional video, head to our Instagram page and follow along!

P.S. We’re on TikTok too!


Annual General Meeting for Fiscal Year 2021


Join us on Tuesday, May 31, 2022!

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Hello members and investors!

Peg City Car Co-op’s Annual General Meeting for the 2021 fiscal year is happening Tuesday, May 31, 2022, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. We’ll be meeting in the Sound Bites Room at the Centennial Concert Hall at 555 Main Street, and there will be an online stream for members who are interested but unable to attend in person.

While all Peg City Car Co-op users are welcome to join, only shareholding members can vote or join the board.

The RSVP list is now closed, however, if you would like to attend the AGM, please email us at [email protected].

Note: Those who are attending in person will need to wear a mask and bring their proof of vaccination.

Agenda for the FY2021 Annual General Meeting

May 31, 2022 at 6:00pm

1. Welcome and Introductions (Kelsey, President)
2. Approval of Minutes from FY2020 AGM
3. Review and Approval of Agenda (Kelsey, President)
4. Managing Director Report (Philip, Managing Director)
5. Review and Approval of Financial Statements and Audit (Riel, Treasurer)
6. Appointment of Auditor (Riel, Treasurer)
7. Vote on special resolutions (Kelsey, President)
8. By-law amendments
9. 2022-23 Board Nominations, Open from the Floor (Kelsey, President)
10. Election of the 2021-22 Board of Directors (Kelsey, President)
11. Other Business
12. Adjournment

Documents and Information

Fiscal Year 2020 AGM Minutes

Fiscal Year 2021 AGM Agenda

Fiscal Year 2021 Audited Financial Statements

Fiscal Year 2021 Special Resolutions

Incumbent Board Members

Kelsey Evans

Kelsey Evans

Kelsey (she/her) currently serves as the Executive Director of Youth Employment Service Manitoba, supporting a diverse team of over 15 staff and practicum students working to provide free, inclusive employment services to young Manitobans. A graduate of the University of Winnipeg, Kelsey has 14 years of diversified non-profit social services and corporate management experience. She is a proud Winnipegger, enjoys biking around the city when the weather allows and lives in Wolseley with her partner and two pups. 

Kelsey has spent the last year as President of the Peg City Car Co-op Board of Directors and looks forward to the opportunity to continue to support the organization for another term.

Tamir Bourlas

Tamir Bourlas

Tamir Bourlas is a Financial Account Manager at Assiniboine Credit Union. He is passionate about community and cooperative values and helping people work towards financial empowerment. He’s served on the Peg City Car Coop board for four years. In his spare time, Tamir enjoys playing squash and going for bike rides.

Ian Walker

Ian Walker

Ian Walker has been a Peg City Car Co-op board member for the past 2 years. He is active with the Human Resources and Governance committees. Ian is an elementary school teacher with 17 years of experience working with children from ages 5 to 10. He currently teaches grade 3 at Hampstead Community School in Elmwood. In his spare time, he runs a bike hub out of his classroom, where he teaches kids and adults in the community how to fix their bikes.

Ian is passionate about creating an environment where people of all ages and abilities can actively commute safely and comfortably. He has volunteered with Bike Winnipeg for the past decade and is currently chair of Bike Winnipeg’s advocacy committee. Ian has worked with grassroots activists at Safe Speeds Winnipeg to encourage the city to adopt a default 30 km/h residential speed limit.

Ian has two sons, Max (7) and Owen (10). Ian and his family love camping and spending time with their friends at the Winnipeg Folk Festival. Ian’s partner Sarah has been an incredible support throughout his time as an advocate for sustainable transportation. Ian, Sarah, and their boys walk, ride bikes, and use transit to get around Winnipeg. Ian and Sarah own an electric car that they share with two other families (both of whom are also Peg City members). Ian and Sarah are regular users of Peg City Car Co-op when their car will not meet their needs or need more than one car.

Mark Bauche

Mark Bauche

Mark gave up car ownership back in 2003 and was happy to see carsharing arrive in Winnipeg in 2011. He became a member of Peg City Car Co-op shortly after and has served on the board since 2018. Born and raised in Saskatchewan, Mark moved to Winnipeg in 1999 to study Environmental Design at the University of Manitoba. Mark is a landscape architect at HTFC Planning & Design, where he works on projects across the prairie and boreal regions. 

Through his professional work, Mark strives to incorporate sustainable practices (like carsharing) into his projects and approaches design through a climate change adaptation lens. He is a proud cheerleader for Peg City, happily extolling the virtues of carsharing to those contemplating a move to a car-light lifestyle. In his second term on the Peg City Car Co-op Board of Directors, he has filled the role of Secretary and Chair of the Governance Committee. Mark looks forward to continuing his work with Peg City Car Co-op in his third and final term with the board.

Non-Incumbent Nominated Board Members

Jim Hansford

Jim Hansford

Jim Hansford has lived in Manitoba for over fifty years both in Winnipeg and Brandon. Professionally he was an optician and later owned and operated a paint and wallpaper store. During this time he was active in many volunteer activities both as a board member and executive member.

Jim is a divorced father of three adult children and is semi-retired looking after his own and other people’s pets while they are away. He is currently living at Village Canadienne Co-op where he is actively participating in the co-op. This gives him an understanding of the separation of the duties and responsibilities between the board and management of a co-op.

Join the Peg City board!

Fill out our online application form by May 23, 2022, before the Call for Nominations ends!


Peg City Fast Facts: Save more


Learn how to save more when you carshare with Peg City Car Co-op.

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Owning vs carsharing

According to the Canadian Automobile Association’s Annual Driving Costs Report, the average cost of owning and operating a vehicle in Canada is $8,000 each year. To calculate the costs of owning your vehicle, use CAA’s driving cost calculator:

On average, our members spend about $1,200 a year on carsharing.

All usage rates cover gas, insurance, parking and maintenance. We worry about winter tires and inevitable repairs or replacements.

Walk. Bike. Bus.

The majority of Peg City members use carsharing in place of owning a car. Living a car-free lifestyle often means walking, biking, and busing to limit vehicle use and save money. 

As more people shift to active and alternate transportation methods, fewer cars are needed. This study found that carsharing can take 9 to 13 vehicles off the road for each carsharing vehicle in the fleet.

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The right fit: memberships

We offer a variety of Membership options for individuals and businesses alike. Ensuring you have the right membership for your driving needs can make a big difference on your monthly invoice!

Pro tip: if you are a Member and you think you will make over 15 hrs in bookings throughout the month, you can save money by switching to Member+ to take advantage of our lowest hourly rates!

If you are a shareholding member, you can switch between the Member and Member Plus plans each month to ensure you are on the plan that fits your carsharing needs.

Member perks

Our co-op members can access perks like the ambassador program, our Shop Local driving credit stamp cards, roaming agreements, and other perks to save money! Check out our partners and perks

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Free overnight hours

Free overnight hours

Shareholding members have access to free overnight hours between midnight and 7 am! Night owls and early birds alike, rejoice!


Peg City Fast Facts: Membership


Read these five fast facts about the perks of becoming a shareholding member of Peg City Car Co-op!

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Pay a few ways

Becoming a member of the co-op means simplifying your lifestyle. Members can book cars whenever they need them and receive a single monthly invoice.

Our member plans offer flexible payment options, including credit card, etransfer, electronic bill payment (if you are a credit union member) and cheque.

Switch between plans

When you purchase a member share, you can switch between Member and Member Plus plans any month you choose. Take advantage of the rates that are right for you.

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Add drivers

Each member can add up to four additional drivers to their account. This means you can share the driving with a spouse, partner, and even the kids (this little one’s got about 18 years to wait). Drivers do not need to live in the same residence.

Bookings for all drivers are added to a single monthly bill.

Have your say

Engage your democratic member rights! Your member shares entitle you to attend our annual general meeting to voice and vote for new board members or become one yourself!

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Heading out of town but still hoping to carshare when you get there? Peg City Car Co-op has roaming agreements with carsharing companies like HOURCAR in Minneapolis and Communauto in Ontario.


Damage Awareness Month: Reporting


This week we are tackling the importance of reporting damage. This topic is so critical to carsharing we made a snazzy comic for your viewing pleasure! Enjoy.

We are nearly wrapping up Damage Awareness Month here on our blog, and we’ve created a pair of comics to address a topic that is decidedly not so fun.

We hope that sharing helpful winter driving tips, laying out the different insurance options, and outlining how we track vehicle damage, members will feel informed and ready to help keep our entire fleet in the best shape possible. If a car gets bumped, scraped, dinged, or worse, we need to know about it. The sooner we are able to assess and repair damage, the sooner we can get that vehicle back on the road! We happily take on the hassle and cost of vehicle maintenance and repair so that those who choose to go car-free or car-lite don’t have to worry about it.

When damage goes unreported – and unclaimed – it means we have to pay out of pocket, and ultimately that means higher rates for our members. With help from our members, we can stay on top of repairs AND keep costs low for everyone.  So on that note here is a comic on Damage Reporting.


Damage Reporting Comic

Damage Awareness Month: Prevention


For the month of October, we have been exploring the topic of damage. The next two posts feature a pair of comics that we hope will entertain and inform! First up: Damage Prevention.

Damage Prevention Comic

Carshare vehicles tend to take a bit more of a beating than your average car, truck, or van. This is because there are different people behind the wheel every day, sometimes every few hours, and they all have different driving habits. Some people are experts with parking in small spots, while others may have less experience driving large vehicles. We encourage defensive driving, staying alert and aware of all your surroundings, and always taking the weather and road conditions into account – this is hands down the best way to prevent damage from happening in the first place.

When damage occurs, minimizing the amount of time that a vehicle is taken out of service is always at the top of our minds, but preventing the damage from happening in the first place is something we can all have a hand in. Without further ado, here is comic number one … Damage Prevention.



Damage Awareness Month: Insurance


For the month of October, we will be exploring the topic of damage here on the blog. This week we’re talking about insurance!

Our carsharing service takes the hassle out of owning a vehicle. When you’re done with your booking, simply return the vehicle and walk away! We cover the cost of fuel, maintenance, and insurance!

But what happens if a vehicle is damaged during your booking?

There are three coverage options available to members, which can help reduce or remove your damage fee. These options include our Basic Coverage, Damage Pool and third-party Collision/Loss Damage Insurance options (CLDI).

Damage Awareness Month: Insurance

Basic Coverage
All members are covered by Peg City Car Co-op with basic coverage of up to $1000 damage fee in the event of an at-fault collision and $4,800,000 Third Party Liability (TPL). This means in the event of an unfortunate incident causing at-fault damage to a Co-op vehicle during your booking, your damage fee is up to $1000. Personal Injury Protection (PIPP) coverage (bodily injury) also applies to drivers and passengers while they are occupying the vehicle in Manitoba.

If a Co-op vehicle is stolen during your booking, you could pay up to $1000, plus downtime at the regular hourly rates. Vehicle theft is easily preventable if you fob out properly – every time you stop and park – the vehicle cannot be stolen. Pretty neat, huh?

Damage Pool
Members can join Peg City’s Damage Pool for $50/year. This coverage includes all aspects of Peg City Car Co-op’s basic insurance, plus you will not be required to pay the $1000 damage fee in the event that a Co-op vehicle is damaged during your booking. Instead, the money will come out of the pool! You can apply to re-join the damage pool if you are in an at-fault incident. The Damage Pool covers all drivers on the account.

Many credit cards now offer Collision/Loss Damage Insurance (CLDI) that includes carsharing. In the event of a collision, Peg City will provide all the necessary documents for to you to bring to your credit card provider, and they will reimburse you directly for the total cost of the damages. With VISA or MasterCard CLDI coverage, you would be fully covered by the credit card company for any damage to a Co-op vehicle. Your card may not cover certain vehicles (for example, pick-up trucks), so always check with your provider to find out what their restrictions are!

If you’re already a driver with Peg City, adding the Damage Pool or CLDI to your account is easy – simply log in, and click on Damage Coverage, found under the My Account tab. For more details take a look at our Member Manual.

Of course, we hope that there is never any reason to invoke your carsharing insurance, but we want to make sure our members know what their options are. If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch!


October is Damage Awareness Month


For the month of October, we will be talking about all-things damage here on the blog. 


We need to work with our members to keep our vehicles in the best shape possible, and as we move into the cold weather months, it’s the perfect time to talk about reporting – and preventing – damage. This month, we will be highlighting how prevention keeps carsharing costs low, special vehicle features to help you stay safe and warm, plus winter driving tips, and more.

From October to March, Winnipeg sees a lot of snow, coupled with quick thaws and deep freezes. Our roads take a beating during our winters, but our vehicles don’t have to! Driving fast and accelerating unnecessarily increases fuel and maintenance costs. Factor in those icy roads, it also increases your chances of a collision, and more collisions lead to higher premiums, which unfortunately means higher costs for members.

Here are a few excellent reminders and tips for winter driving, shared by Manitoba Public Insurance:

• Stay sharp – be a defensive driver. Beware of icy spots – bridges, overpasses, just before intersections and shady spots. Watch for other drivers who may be sliding. Slow down near vehicles stopped by the side of the road.

• Prepare for severe conditions. Check road and weather conditions. Avoid driving altogether in severe weather.

Remember, when inclement weather makes driving downright impossible or dangerous, we will cancel your booking at no cost!

• See and be seen. Before leaving, clear snow and ice off your vehicle and wait for foggy windows to clear up. Turn headlights on during heavy snow or sleet. On sunny days, use the visor and/or polarized sunglasses. Advance cautiously at snowbanks.

• Drive smoothly. Accelerate, brake and make turns gradually, gently. Brake sooner.

• Keep plenty of following distance between you and the vehicle ahead. In ideal conditions, leave four seconds on city streets and six seconds on highways. In winter, leave considerably more.

We take care of outfitting every car, van and truck in the fleet with winter tires, ice scrapers, windshield washer fluid, and snow brushes. If the vehicle you’ve booked has a backup camera, remember to give the camera lens a wipe at the start of your booking to clear away dirt and debris.

Keep an eye out for our next blog post, all about how we keep track of damage and the role our members play. Stay tuned!


Where to go: Grand Beach


Since COVID 19 began, we have not been able to travel. However, now that restrictions have been lifted, we have decided to have our first camping experience in Manitoba!

– Submitted by Gennaro Costantino, Co-op Member