Videos: Dave on Sharing


The final member profile in our series – we’re sad to see it end! Thanks to Christopher Paetkau and Trevor Gill who made this project so exceptional – we’ve been so happy with them. Their dedication, hard creative work and willingness to be so open to direction made them an absolute pleasure to work with. Thanks also to our members who donated their time and energy (not all of you made the final cut!) for such lovely interviews.

DAVE on SHARING : Peg City Car Co-op from Peg City Car Co-op on Vimeo.

Dave doesn’t need pay to own a car for 30 days of the month just to pick up a few gallons of paint.

It’s a cost benefit analysis. The social cost of personal ownership – the time and energy invested in the production, purchase and maintenance of a vehicle – forces one to re-consider how useful it is for an individual to own one.

Dave’s answer is to share. He only pays for a car when he needs to use it and effectively spreads the costs of owning a vehicle over the wider membership in the co-operative. It’s a different kind of ownership – instead of “my” car, it’s “our” car.

For more information about Co-ops, including how 2012 has been declared by the United Nations as the International Year of the Co-op, visit the Share Alike section on our About page.

Thanks to Assiniboine Credit Union for making this possible!