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HONDA CANADA TO RECEIVE THE BAR & HEDY HODGSON AWARD AT THE FOURTEENTH ANNUAL CANADIAN MOTORCYCLE HALL OF FAME INDUCTION BANQUET AND REUNION

Toronto ON – October 25, 2019 – The Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame is very pleased to announce Honda Canada will be honoured at the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Banquet and Reunion.

It gives me great pleasure to see Honda Canada receive the Bar & Hedy Hodgson Award, says Paul Germain, Chairman. Honda has played a huge roll in our motorcycling history and been a supporter in many ways. All the directors, contributors and volunteers of the CMHoF as well as myself, join together in congratulating Honda Canada.

Honda’s Canadian heritage began with motorcycles. When Honda Canada was founded in 1969, motorcycles were among the first products sold. But it goes back even further than that.

In 2019, Honda is celebrating 50 years in Canada, we could not have flourished without the support from motorcycle customers and enthusiasts who have ridden and currently ride our fantastic lineup as well as dealers and distributors like Trev Deeley of Vancouver, BC and the Northrup Family in Moncton, NB who were importing and selling Honda motorcycles in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s, before the company established its half-century foothold.

Today, Honda motorcycles are among the most ridden and best-selling in Canada and we continue to promote them to future generations with programs like Honda Junior Red Rider where 30,000 kids aged 6 to 12 have been experiencing the fun two wheels can provide.

In our 50 years in Canada, Honda has made a commitment to investing in this country by giving back and building communities.

Purchase tickets for the 14th Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Banquet and Reunion at www.canmoto.ca.

Bar and Hedy Hodgson established Canadian International Motorcycle Heritage Museum Foundation in 1999 and when Dave Lloyd came to them with the idea of a Motorcycle Hall of Fame, they gifted the Foundation to the people. In 2006, the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame was created to preserve and promote Canadian motorcycle history for the benefit of the motorcycling community and public and since then, over 130 distinguished motorcyclists and organizations have been inducted into the Hall of Fame. The Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame is a not-for-profit association with charitable status governed by an independent board of volunteer directors from across Canada. 

For information about past inductees, historic motorcycle collections, event sponsorship, and tax-deductible donations, visit www.canmoto.ca