Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Regina Car Share on local TV

Thanks to Mandy Cmoc for pointing this video out to us. See Regina Car Share in operation as member Brett Dolter takes the car for a spin while interviewed.

And check out Car Sharing on CBC's "The National"

RCS memberships help support an environmentally friendly community project, and save members thousands of dollars in vehicle ownership costs. Please join today. Joining is easy, and you can phone us with any questions.

And I'd like to remind everyone that our new rates are lower, and members get a $25 referral bonus for each person they successfully sign up with the co-operative.

Happy New Year everyone,
John Klein
Regina Car Share Co-operative

Friday, December 4, 2009

Next Board Meeting

RCS is returning to its early board meeting days, and is having a pot luck board meeting at 6:00PM Dec. 16, 2009 Wednesday. The residence is 2221 Athol St., across from where the RCS Kia is temporarily parked for our members.

General public interested in becoming members, or just learning more about what car sharing is, are welcome along with a side dish they bring. Please RSVP in the comments, or email us at the contact info found on

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Rolling Along

We've activated the online booking system today, so all of our members should have a message in their email box now with details on booking, and using, the car.

Thank you to everyone who was so patient with the process that has put Saskatchewan's first car share smack into the middle of Regina. Thank you to our members, and my fellow board members (past and present) for your years of hard work. I look forward to helping RCS grow and improve service over the years to serve more of our community, at even more affordable rates, with high tech equipment in every car for added convenience.

The RCS Board is currently in negotiations with a business to bring car sharing to another neighbourhood in the city. So, expect our fleet to expand soon!

Yours in sharing,
John Klein

Thursday, November 12, 2009

RCS Gets its First Car - On TV

The first car has arrived! It's a 2008 Kia Rio5 hatchback. It will be available to members in November, 2009. We plan to have a launch date for members soon, along with their key, and detailed billing information.


Global Regina featured Regina Car Share Co-operative on their Friday news last week. RCS member Brett took interviewer Ryan around for a drive, with me and cameraman Adrian in the back seat of the Rio5. RCS was also featured in the latest issue of Westworld magazine by CAA Saskatchewan, and the Sask Co-op Youth Association in their e-zine.

-John Klein
President of the Board
Regina Car Share Co-operative

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Latest News

Good evening Car Sharers:

It's been a long time in the making, and full operation is so close I can taste it. We're about 2 weeks, or less, away from having our first vehicle available to approved members. A deposit is in for a vehicle, we're just waiting for an affordable and quality used car (that meets our criteria) to show up on the market for our dealer to snap it up.

Our latest board meeting was tonight, and we're excited to be so close to offering the province's first car share to the people of Regina. We'll be making information available to members soon on how to book the car online from our website, and how to get their key once it's available.

John Klein
Regina Car Share Co-operative

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Quick update

Our next Board meeting is October 22, 2009 at the RCS office on 11th Ave. downtown. 5:45PM

We're in the process of purchasing our first vehicle, and intend to have it ready for our approved members to drive by October 23, 2009. You can apply to the RCS Co-op on our website under the "Join" tab at the top of the page. Our application form is simple, and you can get your Driver Abstract from SGI by fax/mail or at a license issuer.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

August 20, 2009 5:30 at RCS office - next meeting

The next board meeting for the Regina Car Share Co-operative is Thursday Aug. 20 5:30 PM at the RCS office (the corner of 11th Ave. and Albert St.). The public is welcome to attend.

As a reminder, the public is also invited to join RCS as a member now.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Joining is easier

At today's board meeting we've tweaked the application form so it's even easier to understand, and has some more important information with included on it. Read on for pricing once we have our vehicles in place.

We're accepting applications for membership, and would appreciate you signing up now so that when we have vehicles in service this Fall, you're ready to drive.

You'll have to visit or fax an SGI location to get a Driver Abstract, copy your valid drivers licence (black and white is okay), write a $525 cheque ($500 of which is refundable given simple conditions), read the application form and membership manual, and mail us the completed application form.

Pricing we're keeping simple, just remember FIVE-FIFTY. It's $5.00/h and 50¢/km to drive RCS vehicles. For example, a 2 hour booking where you drive 10km would cost just $15 on your bill.

The next RCS Board meeting is July 30, 5:30 PM at the RCS office on 11th Ave.

John Klein
Regina Car Share Co-operative

Friday, June 19, 2009

Join Regina Car Share

You can now join RCS, woo hoo!

It's all coming together now. We plan to have cars before the Autumn.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Seeking Corporate Sponsorship

We're actively seeking corporate sponsorship with many local businesses. It's our plan to have funding for a pair of vehicles by late Summer 2009. If you're interested in sponsoring RCS to have us purchase high quality vehicles for our members, please contact us.

We'll have more of an update for you next week. Our next Board meeting is Tuesday June 9, 5:00 PM at the RCS office on 11th Ave.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Latest News

The Regina Car Share Co-operative is moving along, looking at putting together a solid plan to have car keys into members' hands this year. To that end, the Board has elected a new President and Treasurer to join the current Secretary on the executive. The Board will have a retreat outside of Fort Qu'Appelle this coming weekend to work out more of the details of the business plan that will launch the first operational car share in the province.

-John Klein
Regina Car Share Co-operative

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

First AGM coming up

The first Annual General Meeting for the Regina Care Share is coming up on Wednesday January 21, 2009 7:00PM - 10:00PM at the RCS Office on 11th Ave.
More details to come, and you can check our website

Green Drinks this Thursday

GREEN DRINKS REGINA - Sponsored in January by the Regina Car Share

Join us for Green Drinks this THURSDAY January 8th, from 5:30pm until
whenever we finish(!) at Abbey's (2124 Albert St. - just off 13th Ave,
in the strip mall with Mac's, where Caesar's used to be). Abbey's is
a new addition to Regina's restaurant scene and should be quite a
treat! Green Drinks will be upstairs in the Dining Room.

Our host for January is the Regina Car Share Co-operative. Recently
incorporated, the Regina Car Share Co-operative (RCS) will provide
Regina residents with an alternative to car ownership. Similar to car
share organizations in cities such as Vancouver and Portland, the RCS
will allow Regina residents to purchase a share in the co-operative,
and this share will enable you to access a car/truck when you need it
(think grocery trips, or that dreaded visit to east-end Regina!). You
don't worry about car maintenance, and you can get rid of that old
beater you've been parking in the back-alley (it probably won't start
in this weather anyways!). Join us to hear Michael Bell, the
coordinator for the Regina Car Share Co-operative, tell us more about
how you can live (almost) car-free in the Queen City. For more
information on the RCS please visit

Michael Bell
Project Coordinator |2520-11th Ave
(306) 550-7223 (c) |Regina, Sask. S4P 0K5
skype: reginacarshare |Facebook Group