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2020 Annual General Meeting

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Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Notice of Online-AGM & Call for Nominations

Hello Members!

Please note that the Peg City Car Co-op 2020 Annual General Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 11, 2021, at 6:00 pm. 

Below you’ll find the Agenda and the Call for Nominations for our Board of Directors. While all Peg City Car Co-op subscribers are welcome to join in, only Shareholding Members are able to vote or join the board. 

Click here to register to attend this year’s online AGM

Handouts, Documents, Information

All attendees will join the Webinar muted, we ask that attendees please use the chatbox to submit questions during the meeting.

Please review the attached documents:

2019 AGM Minutes

2020 AGM Agenda 

2020 Audited Financial Statements

Agenda for the FY 2020 Annual General Meeting

May 11, 2021 at 6:00pm

1. Welcome and Introductions (Dayna, President)
2. Approval of Minutes from FY2019 AGM
3. Review and Approval of Agenda (Dayna, 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. 2021-22 Board Nominations, Open from the Floor (Dayna, President)
8. Election of the 2021-22 Board of Directors (Dayna, President)
9. Other Business
10. Adjournment

Join the board!

The Call for Nominations ends May 3rd, 2021, check out our online APPLICATION FORM.

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2021 Board Of Directors: Call for Nominations

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Join the board of Winnipeg’s one-and-only carshare! The Call for Nominations for our Board of Directors is open until May 3, 2021

We are looking for two individuals to join our team of dedicated carsharing enthusiasts. Read on for details! 

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10 Years of Carsharing

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We can’t believe it’s been 10 years! So much has changed since our first three cars came into service. Today we are chatting with some of our original board members and volunteers. Back in the days before key fobs, when a small group of volunteers had a vision for a car-free lifestyle.

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Re:Member – Business memberships

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Peg City provides a flexible transportation solution for businesses of all sizes. Our fleet of cars, trucks, SUVs and cargo vans can be booked online 24/7 to get you where you need to be.

Tired of paying for parking downtown? Sick of messing around with km reimbursements, capital purchases, vehicle maintenance, and insurance?

Our Business Memberships provide each driver with a personal key fob and an online account, allowing them to book a vehicle, where and when they need it. Our software organizes the booking charges for your entire organization and sends you a single monthly invoice.

Give your bookkeeper the day off: start carsharing today!

Find a plan that fits

Co-Op Member

Co-op Member

For entrepreneurs and small businesses who need occasional access to vehicles: from mom-and-pop to start-ups. Pick up supplies, meet with clients, and minimize capital costs. If you’ve got a project, Peg City has a ride to fit your trip.

Our Co-op Members pay $0 monthly fees, can add drivers to their accounts and have the flexibility to upgrade to Member + any month they choose. Check out our plans page for rates and details.

Co-Op Member+

Co-op Member +

For small teams running flexible, lean operations in the Downtown and core areas of Winnipeg. You are on the go and have diverse needs. Book a car to meet with clients, a truck to pick up materials, or a cargo van to move the big stuff. See pickup locations here.

Access the lowest hourly rates on our Member+ plan! Receive a single monthly invoice and take advantage of convenient payment options. Check out our plans page for rates and details.

Corporate Member

Corporate Membership

For large teams and corporate offices in the downtown/core Winnipeg area.

Make your office more sustainable by incentivizing your employees to bike, walk, or bus to work, while using carsharing instead of personal vehicles to get to important business meetings, pickup/deliver supplies and project materials. You can even offer access to carsharing as an employee perk!

You are looking to save on parking expenses, streamline transportation expense tracking, and keep things organized via a single monthly invoice! Remember, we cover the fuel, insurance, maintenance and more! See rates.

Non Profit Member+

Non-Profit Member+

No matter the size, non-profit organizations are busy serving their community. Avoid the hassle of vehicle purchases, maintenance and operation costs that are not in your mission statement… or budget!

Our Non-Profit Member+ plan gives you 24/7 access to our fleet of vehicles, at our lowest hourly rates and $0 monthly fees. Let us help you avoid the capital purchase of vehicles, save on parking expenses, and manage transportation costs via a single monthly invoice!

Get access to a wide range of vehicles for deliveries, meetings, and project materials. We cover fuel, insurance, maintenance and more!

Contact us to register on our Non-Profit Member + plan!

What’s included

Vehicle Access

24/7 access to our fleet of hatchbacks, trucks, SUVs, mini-vans and cargo vans.

Gas

The cost of fuel is always covered by Peg City. Fill up at any fuel retailer in Canada with our Shell fuel card.

Insurance

Learn more about the damage coverage options that are available to you. 

Cleaning

We clean and sanitize our vehicles on a regular rotation. Learn about our COVID-19 cleaning policies to see how our staff are addressing additional sanitation needs.

Perks

Peg City Members can earn driving credits, enjoy discounts with local partners, and get free overnight hours! Check out the Member Perks page to find out more.

Join today!

Find a plan that fits your unique business needs and start carsharing today!

Contact Member Services by email or call 204-793-3912.

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*SOLD OUT* Invest in Less with Peg City Car Co-op Investment Shares

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To our valued members and supporters: Investment Shares are sold out.

We’re excited to announce that we are now SOLD OUT of all $600,000 in Investment Shares!

Thank you to our valued investors for making this sale a huge success. Your investment means we can continue to grow and diversify our fleet by adding more vehicle options – like spacious cargo vans! Our investment drive in 2019 allowed us to grow our fleet from 40 to 60 vehicles in 2020!

Your continued support in Peg City Car Co-op allowed us to grow from a carshare with 3 cars operating in 1 neighbourhood to 60 vehicles in 11 neighbourhoods. Your investment will help us bring carsharing to even more people. Our goal is to reach nearly 100 cars by 2023. That means more people will be walking, biking and busing for most of their transportation needs, reducing congestion and pollution in Winnipeg.

Invest in Less: Investment Share opportunity with Peg City Car Co-op, two friends walking in the park

Watch your investment grow!

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Where to go: Stay home edition

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With few places to go as Manitoba shifts into code red, the Peg City crew brings you the staying home edition of our travel blog. We’ve all pitched in to showcase a little glimpse of something fun we are doing while we #stayhome and weather this storm. Enjoy!

As the folks behind curtain, we spend most of our waking hours obsessing over our fleet and ensuring that our members get to where they need to go. Typically the Where to go: blog would showcase the stories of our members (and staff) using our cars to travel around Manitoba, and beyond! But just as we were preparing our latest feature, cases started to climb in a big way. With the recent move to code red and people hunkering down we decided to look inward with our latest Where to go: stay home edition. Read on to learn about how the Peg City Car Co-op team is coping through our second lockdown! 

Will Belford: Fleet Manager

Doing the crossword.
Doing the crossword. Also featured: Lockdown hair.

We started getting the Saturday newspaper again. It’s nice to read something that isn’t on a screen. Especially when it’s local news. I recommend using a nice smooth pen to fill in the crossword. I also suggest cheating as much as you need to. The satisfaction of a filled puzzle is barely diminished by googling obscure clues! There is a crossword language, you’ll need a little help to decipher it. 

We’ve also gathered a few new plant buddies. We’ve bought a couple, but we’ve also had some clippings shared by friends. Some plants are very hearty and can withstand lopping off a branch to make a little friend, but none are more prolific than the spider plant! The spider-lings can be planted directly in soil. If you have any spare shot glasses left over from your mixology degree, pop them in and watch as the roots begin to grow! It can be a lovely daily meditation to visit and inspect while you preen over the rest of your flora.

And I’ve finally had the opportunity to make soap! We already had most of the equipment needed – another offshoot of having time to organize the basement a bit- and yes, I already had the lab coat. After watching videos and finding recipes online, all that was left was to make the mold and mix up a batch. Olive oil is a great starter oil, because you can make a nice soap with only one ingredient. We opted to add some coconut oil, Vitamin E, and Bentonite clay. Scented it with peppermint essential oil, and some dried mint from this year’s garden. We have so much soap now! I’ve been giving it away at every opportunity. I can see this being a lifelong hobby.

Michelle Panting: Fleet Assistant

Michelle, fleet assistan

Hi, I’m Michelle, Peg City’s Fleet Assistant. I’ve been spending many cozy hours over the stove since the lockdown began. As one of my pandemic projects, I’ve been trying my hand at more vegan recipes. Sometimes I’ll invent vegan interpretations of traditional recipes. Last week I made a Bolognese sauce swapping out the butter and meat for vegan butter, red lentils, and jack fruit. This dish produces the deep, rich flavours my body’s been craving as the cold descends. The key to getting the flavours right is to leisurely assemble the ingredients over medium heat in a cast-iron skillet, then reduce over a long, low simmer, stirring occasionally. 

Bolognese, vegan recipe

Colby Deighton: Member Services Coordinator

I’m Colby, Member Services Coordinator for Peg City. Recently, my partner and I have revamped our COVID-EOs music videos! We us our weekends to make dorky musical mashups! This project started during the OG lockdown in March. It began with us singing songs on our couch for our families, who we couldn’t gather with over Easter and Mothers Day. We took the summer off to have socially distant friend hangs and meet my 8-month-old niece, while numbers were low (she was born days after the first lockdown began!). Alas, here we are again. 

https://www.facebook.com/594491189/videos/10157607683506190/

This project is an extension of our ever-expanding musical curiosity. We started with just us signing and an acoustic guitar. In our latest piece, we’ve expanded to include drums, bass, electric guitar, dual clarinets, tambourine and some snappy harmonies. The songs featured are covers, but all the music and video are recorded and edited by the two of us! 

Enjoy! (Happy Birthday Greg.)

Philip Mikulec: Managing Director

Phil walking his dog.

Hello! I’m Philip, Peg City Car Co-op’s Managing Director, and fearless leader. When we first went into lockdown in March, I thought to myself, no problem I got this. As a card-carrying member of the I Don’t Need Anybody, Introverts Club, I figured I’d weather COVID with ease. To my surprise, cabin fever set in faster than COVID dies on a surface! I soon realized I’m going to need more than my introvert strengths to make it through. Learning from my hubris from round one, I’m more prepared than ever to deal with COVID round two! Out of the frying pan and into the fire, here we go! 

One of the things I started to miss quickly during round one of lockdown was my commute to the office! It was nice to get out of the house, but as an all-year-round cyclist, it was also a great way to get exercise daily. With no more biking to and from the office, I needed to find new ways to move around. Lucky for me, I’ve got a 9-year old dog who’s as fit as a fiddle, and always raring to go (usually she’s carrying me)! I now tag along with my partner to get some much needed fresh air and exercise. 

My partner and I have also taken to eating way more home-cooked meals. One of my most recent favourites is baking focaccia bread. Once baked, I cut the focaccia in half, cover it in garden-fresh pizza sauce, top it with a mound of mozzarella cheese, and then bake it a second time!

To cap off the night, I will usually cover myself in all the blankets we own, surround myself in candles, and read a book for at least an hour. It’s too easy to sink into a rhythm of binge-watching reality tv all night, but a steady diet of tv junk food can only get you so far! 

Stay home, Stay Safe, Stay sane.

Thanks for reading folks! Feel free to share your lockdown self-care project with us on Facebook and Instagram using #pegcitycarcoop!

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Add 2 free drivers, plus earn credit!

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Why? Because we like you, that’s why.

From now until Jan 15th, 2022, add up to 2 new drivers to your Member or Member Plus account for $0!
We will waive their $25 registration fee + give you a $25 driving credit. 

Email us at [email protected] with the subject line “Two Free Drivers”, and we’ll get you all set up.

One great perk of being a Member is that your account can have up to five drivers. Each person receives their own fob, and the account can be set up in a couple of ways. You can all have access to the same bookings, which makes pick up, drop off, and running errands with another person a breeze. You can also set your account so that each driver can only see and access their own individual bookings, which is a good option for drivers living in separate households – such as siblings, partners or parents – and you don’t necessarily need or want to share your booking info with them.

Worried about your roommate or brother-in-law causing damage to a Peg City car? You can join our Damage Pool for just $50/year, and ALL drivers on the account are covered! Read more about insurance, and the rights and responsibilities of members and additional drivers HERE.

Offer ends January 15th, 2022. Good for up to 2 new drivers. Maximum 5 drivers per member account. Casual accounts are not eligible for additional drivers perk.

Plus, receive a complementary PCCC Swag Bundle for each driver added!

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Damage Awareness Month: Reporting

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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.

Enjoy!

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Damage Awareness Month: Prevention

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For the month of November, 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.

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.

Enjoy!

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Damage Awareness Month: Keeping Track

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For the month of November, we have been exploring the topic of damage here on the blog. Here is our Fleet Manager, Will Belford, with the low down on tracking damage.

Hi I’m Will, Fleet Manager here at Peg City Car Co-op. If you’ve been following the blog throughout November, you know that vehicle damage is a very important topic for us. It not only affects how the vehicles look, but how they function as well.

Damage awareness Month, Keeping track, Will Belford standing near Peg City Vehicles

We’re wrapping up Damage Awareness Month, and hope our members feel informed and ready for the road ahead. Through this month we’ve offered some helpful winter driving tips, laid out the different insurance options that are available to members, and shared a pair of comics to address topics that  help keep our cars (and our drivers) safe! Last but not least, today we are pulling back the curtain on how we track vehicle damage, and how you can help!

Carshare vehicles are used more vigorously than your average car, truck, or van. This is because there are different people behind the wheel every day, sometimes every few hours. Some people are experts with parking in small spots, while others may have less experience driving large vehicles. A good defense from incurring damage is preparation! If you have never driven a type of vehicle before, give it a quick once over to familiarize yourself. How far does the bumper stick out? Are the seat and mirrors adjusted properly? Does this vehicle feature a backup camera? 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.

So what about damage caused by someone else? Inspecting and reporting damage to Peg City staff will mean you don’t get held responsible for something you didn’t do. The best time to inspect and report is before you begin driving.

Will Belford, displaying "Take 5 Before You Drive" brochure.
Will Belford, displaying "Take 5 Before You Drive" brochure.

After you make a booking, you’ll receive a confirmation email with all the details of your trip, as well as a short list of any damage on that car that we’re already aware of. Any preexisting scratches, dings, or dents will be noted by a numbered sticker on the car itself.

We’ve added window stickers and booklets in every car to remind you to Take 5 Before You Drive – the booklet will guide you through damage tracking and help troubleshoot common booking issues. Here’s our Fleet Manager, Will, installing them in our first AWD SUV, parked in the Exchange District.

When you arrive to pick up your ride, walk around the vehicle to check for anything new. If you spot any new damage that is larger than a credit card, and it does not have a numbered sticker, it needs to be reported.

You only need to report damage that doesn’t have a sticker or is not in the damage notes in your booking confirmation. Was this dent listed in the email? Is that one big scratch or two separate ones? We would rather hear about it twice than never hear about it at all.

We rely on our members to be our eyes and ears out there on the road! To report damage, please send us an email with photos, or give us a call. This should always be done at the start of your trip.

If you happen to be the one to cause some damage, big or small, please let us know. If you are in a collision, or you are not sure if a vehicle is safe to drive, call us. We have staff on call 7am-midnight seven days a week.

Thank you for reading, and for helping to keep our fleet in tip-top shape.

This December, add 2 drivers for free and earn up to $50 in driving credit!