Peg City Car Co-op Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 31, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Centennial Concert Hall. Keep reading to learn more about this year’s meeting, running for the board, and board incumbents up for re-election.
At the AGM, you’ll hear a report from our CEO, get an overview of our financial statements, nominate people for the Board of Directors, and vote. You will also meet the Board of Directors, staff, investors, and other Peg City Car Co-op users. Light refreshments will be served.
The AGM will be hosted in person and online. We’ll gather in the Sound Bites Room on the lower level of the Manitoba Centennial Concert Hall (turn left and take the stairs down from the front vestibule). If you’re interested in attending online, you can log on to listen. Virtual attendees may ask questions during the Q&A but will not be able to vote.
While all Peg City Car Co-op users are welcome to join, only shareholding members can vote or join the board.
The Manitoba Concert Hall and Sound Bites Room are accessible by wheelchair. The elevator can be accessed from the Concert Hall’s front foyer. Staff will be on hand to guide you should you need the elevator. Washrooms are fully accessible and close by. Auto-transcribed closed captions will be available via the virtual Zoom Webinar and projected in the physical AGM space.
Attendees may choose to mask if they wish, but masking is not expected or required.
If you or another require other accessibility accommodations, please send us an email in advance.
Minutes and Agenda
Please find the minutes from last year’s AGM linked here.
This Year’s Agenda
- Welcome and Introductions (Tamir, President)
- Approval of Minutes from FY2021 AGM
- Review and Approval of Agenda (Tamir, President)
- CEO Report (Philip, CEO)
- Review and Approval of Financial Statements and Audit (Riel, Treasurer)
- Appointment of Auditor (Riel, Treasurer)
- Vote on special resolutions (Tamir, President)
- By-law amendments
- 2023-24 Board Nominations, Open from the Floor (Tamir, President)
- Election of the 2023-24 Board of Directors (Tamir, President)
- Other Business
Please find the summary of the special resolution, item number 8 on our agenda, linked here.
How Our Board Works
Board elections will take place during the AGM.
An elected board of eight directors governs Peg City Car Co-op. Board members volunteer roughly 2-10 hours a month (depending on the time of year). They must contribute to one of four committees.
This year there are four seats up for election, with four incumbents seeking re-election. We are particularly interested in candidates with financial, legal, and business experience. But anyone with the energy and vision for Peg City Car Co-op is encouraged to submit.
Only share-holding members are eligible to sit on the board. Please fill out this nomination form if you want to run for election. We ask that you submit your nomination by May 23. We’re also open to nominations from the floor at the AGM.
Meet Our Incumbents
Natalie Copps is a lawyer specializing in public interest advocacy and systemic law reform. She is the co-chair and founder of the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF), Winnipeg branch. Outside of work, you can find her beading, baking, boxing, and sitting at the pottery wheel. She and her partner, Conor, make their home in Wolseley with their two cats, Pik and Zucchini. She is proudly Métis and a member of Red River Echoes.
Riel joined the Peg City Car Co-op board in the spring of 2019 and has held the role of Treasurer for the past few years. He is a CPA working as an internal auditor at IG Wealth Management. Riel joined the PCCC board because he connected with the organization’s purpose and wanted to contribute based on his accounting experience. Riel has enjoyed learning more about the organization and industry and is hoping to get the opportunity to continue for an additional term.
After moving to downtown Winnipeg and becoming a member of the co-op in 2022, Allie became a Peg City Car Co-op Board member in January 2023. She is a labour and employment lawyer at MLT Aikins. Before starting her legal career, Allie completed her undergrad degree in New York, where she played division one college soccer. In her spare time, she enjoys playing soccer and spending time with friends and family. Allie joined the Peg City Car Co-op Board because she believes in the company’s mission and eco-friendly program. She looks forward to continuing to contribute towards Peg City’s growth.
Kaye is the key Consultant with Reconnaissance Management Consulting Group Inc. She is also the Communications Manager for the Canadian Worker Co-operative Federation (CWCF), a grassroots membership organization that supports the growth and development of worker co-operatives. Since July 2018, Kaye has been interim Operations Manager at the Manitoba League of Persons with Disabilities (MLPD), a united voice of people with disabilities and their supporters that promotes equal rights for people with disabilities through advocacy and public education. Kaye has worked for over 25 years in the non-profit/social enterprise sector.
New Board Candidate
James has a business background with a strong environmental leaning. He’s worked in human resources, entrepreneurial ventures, as a city councillor, and for various non-profits. He was the first manager of Pollocks Hardware Co-op. James has sat on several boards and committees, both past and present, including Chair of the Manitoba Eco-Network, member of the Manitoba Chamber Orch board, a long-term member of Bike Wpg, member of Point Douglas Residents Committee, and the Treasurer of the Bannerman Green Not-for-Profit Housing Co-op.
James gave up his car more than a year ago, opting for public and active transportation with the odd Peg City rental.