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Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls

CALGARY, AB (December 18, 2017) – The doors to the 2018 Motorcycle Show – Calgary, presented by Dalton Timmis Insurance open at noon on January 5th at the BMO Centre, Stampede Park.  The Show runs until 5:00 pm on Sunday, January 7th.  This is the first opportunity to see all the newest models from the biggest names in the industry, whether it is two wheels, three wheels or four, you will find it all under one roof.

“The Ground N’ Gravity Show is one of the highlights of the Show as it appeals to riders and non-riders alike “ says Laurie Paetz, Show Manager, “The feats you will see performed in the air and the stunts on the arena floor are sure to take your breath away, as all the laws of gravity seemed to be defied.”

This year’s Ground N’ Gravity Show features an impressive cast of characters including some of the biggest names in Freestyle. Keith Sayers, Jeremy “TwitchThis” Stenberg, Chad Bauman, and Alberta’s own Billy Kohut will be performing aerial stunts while Craig Latimer treats the audience to a demonstration of stunts including versions and variations of burn outs, stoppies and wheelies among other tricks.  These performances are worth the price of admission.

Friday evening after 5:00 pm all ladies will receive half price admission.  SHE Rides Night is a celebration of female riders, or soon to be riders. One lucky lady in attendance will ride away on a brand new 2018 Kawasaki Versys-X 300 ABS, courtesy of Canadian Kawasaki.

Treat the youngsters in the family to a one of a kind experience by signing them up for a session at the Yamaha Riding Academy.  They will be outfitted in the latest motocross gear and receive instruction on safety and how to ride and maneuver a motorcycle.  Following the instruction they will have the opportunity to take to the track to hone their skills in a supervised secure environment.

The Canadian Vintage Motorcycle Group always provides an impressive exhibit of vintage motorcycles and this year will be no exception.  Their exhibit will focus on “diversity”.  All the bikes on display have been collected, restored and preserved by their owners and they more than willing to share their stories with other enthusiasts.

Calgary is very fortunate to have an extremely active and dedicated riding community which hosts a number of charity rides each year to help to raise funds for a variety of local charities.  Many of which will be represented at the Show.  Choose a cause that is near and dear to you, and sign up to participate in the next fundraiser.

Take a break in the “Handle Bar” and peruse the showcase of one of a kind customs provided by Ill Fated Kustoms or relax in the unique atmosphere created specifically to pay homage to the motorcycle lifestyle.

If you are fortunate enough to own the ride of your dreams you will want to check out the full range of aftermarket accessories, gear and apparel, products, services, clubs and associations, or touring destinations that cater specifically to the needs of the motorcycle enthusiast. Come get your fix at the 2018 Motorcycle Show – Calgary.

For more information on Show hours, on-line ticket purchases, ticket prices, features, and a list of exhibitors, please visit www.calgarymotorcycleshow.ca or become part of the Motorcycle Show – Calgary’s online community by liking us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/motorcycleshowcalgary or following us on Twitter @thebikeshows.

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ABOUT DALTON TIMMIS INSURANCE

Headquartered in Ancaster, Ontario, the Dalton Timmis Insurance Group is known across Canada as an innovative brokerage that provides specialty insurance products and programs, including its Home for Chrome Motorcycle division, Commercial, Transportation and Personal Insurance divisions.  Dalton Timmis Insurance was ranked the number 1 Canadian Brokerage in 2016 by Insurance Business Magazine.  Their Home for Chrome Motorcycle division is the presenting sponsor of the Calgary, Edmonton and Toronto Motorcycle Shows.

ABOUT POWER SPORT SERVICES

Power Sport Services (PSS) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council (MMIC) and the Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distributors Council (COHV).  PSS owns and produces six motorcycle and ATV shows held annually in Quebec City, Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver.

Show Manager
Laurie Paetz
Power Sport Services
lpaetz@powersportservices.ca
(403) 457-1080 (office)
(403) 998-0447 (mobile)

Show Publicist
Jackie Jackson
jjregency@shaw.ca
(403) 614-6697 (mobile)

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Vancouver Motorcycle Show is Back!

Get Your Fix – The Vancouver Motorcycle Show is Back!

The exciting show rolls into Abbotsford Tradex – January 19 – 21 2018

Abbotsford, BC – Abbotsford is once again serving as centre stage for the Vancouver Motorcycle Show, British Columbia’s ultimate power sport show and one-stop shop for riders looking to find the newest makes and models of motorcycles as well as the latest products, accessories and technology for the motorcycle lifestyle.

From January 19 – 21 2018, the Tradex in Abbotsford will be home to hundreds of motorcycles, exhibits and unique special guests. Among the many popular brand names to be featured at the show will be Yamaha, Suzuki, Indian, Harley-Davidson and Kawasaki, just to name a few.
New this year is the made-in-B.C. and internationally recognized electrifying stunt show Ride the Vibe (RTV). Show spectators can look forward to an intense freestyle motorcycle trials stunt show that features the team’s Bahala Bus – a one-of-a-kind repurposed deluxe bus that serves as the travelling headquarters, on-tour accommodation and moto-trials playground for the team.

RTV founder Sam King, who moved to B.C. from Australia back in 2014, will be on-site during the event to perform trademark RTV stunts as well as answer any questions about his unique business which supports a variety of top athletes from around the globe who specialize in performing on any surface in any type of weather, with no residual damage.

Other exhilarating performers to expect include returning local favorite Wild Bill Hitchon from 5th Gear but this time he’s bringing five other All-Terrain Vehicle riders and Flat Track Canada racing, North America’s longest-running and most traditional motorcycle racing series.

Also new this year and presented by Parts Canada is Drag Alley, an entire show area dedicated to industry-leading top aftermarket parts manufacturers like Drag Specialties, Custom Dynamics, Hog Tunes, LA Choppers, S&S Cycle and Rinehart Racing. Each company will also have brand experts ready to answer any and all questions.

Everybody’s favorite, SHE Rides is back for its Fright night premier where the entry fee for ladies is cut in half after 5 pm. Excitingly, one lucky lady on this night will walk away with a brand new 2018 Kawasaki Versys-X 300 ABS courtesy of Canadian Kawasaki. The grand prize draw will take place on Friday evening at 8:30 pm and the winner must be present to win. She will also have to be over 19 years of age and will be required to show valid photo identification upon claiming her prize.

Yamaha Riding Academy is also returning for kids between the ages of six to 12 who want to learn how to ride the latest Yamaha TT-R off-road motorcycle, in a safe and secure environment and in the company of trained and certified instructors. Each riding session is approximately 15 minutes and is limited to eight riders total. The academy is free-of-charge with admission.

The more mature riding enthusiast will also have opportunities to hear what it takes to operate a two-wheeler with learn-to-ride seminars offered all weekend long.

EVENT:                    2018 Motorcycle Show – Vancouver
DATES:                    January 19 – 21 2018
LOCATION:           Tradex – Fraser Valley Trade & Exhibition Centre, Abbotsford
HOURS:                   Friday 12:00pm-9:00pm; Saturday 10:00am-8:00pm; Sunday 10:00am-5:00pm

ADMISSION:       
Adults                                                     $15.00
Juniors (6-14)                                         $12.00
Seniors (65+)                                         $11.00
Children (5 and under)                          FREE with adult purchase
Family Pass                                          $40.00 (2 adult & 2 junior passes)
SHE Rides Night                                 ½ price ladies only after 5:00pm on Friday Night

Free parking for all motorcycles!

To buy tickets today and avoid lineups at the box office visit: Vancouver Motorcycle Show at: http://www.vancouvermotorcycleshow.ca.  Tickets can also be purchased on site during event days. And don’t forget to become part of the Motorcycle – Vancouver’s online community and like the Show on Facebook or follow on Twitter @thebikeshows.

ABOUT POWER SPORT SERVICES
Power Sport Services (PSS) is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council (MMIC) and the Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distributors Council (COHV). PSS owns and produces seven premier motorcycle and ATV shows held annually in Quebec City, Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

 

Steph Troughton
Publicist
(604) 637-6649 (office)
(778 989-1469 (mobile)
E: stroughton@lbmg.ca

Laurie Paetz
Show Manager
C: 403-998-0447
E:  lpaetz@powersportservices.ca

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WE ARE WOMEN, HEAR US REV

CALGARY, AB (December 14, 2017) – The Motorcycle Show – Calgary, presented by Dalton Timmis Insurance returns to the BMO Centre, Stampede Park January 5-7, 2018.  Calgary is the first stop on the Canadian tour providing Calgarians with the very first opportunity to check out the new 2018 showcase of new motorcycles, scooters, ATVs and side-by-sides from all the major manufacturers, before they arrive at local dealers.

“The inaugural SHE Rides Night was held 11 years ago,” says Laurie Paetz, Show Manager, “we continue to celebrate this unique sector of the market due to the increasing number of women that join the riding community each year.”

Female ridership continues to grow at a steady pace.  Women get involved in riding because of the excitement, fun, freedom and camaraderie that riding offers.  Grab your girlfriends and come down to the Show on Friday night after 5:00 pm and receive half price admission.  Find out what’s new in riding gear and apparel and be sure to enter the “ladies only” draw for a brand new 2018 Kawasaki Versys-X 300 ABS courtesy of Canadian Kawasaki.

There is an entire section of the show dedicated to riding clubs, associations and charity rides which help to raise millions of dollars for local charities.  The show plays host to hundreds of exhibitors that cater to every level of rider and diverse riding style. Whether it is a learn to ride program, touring destination travel location, or riding club, there will be people on hand that share your particular passion. Begin your riding adventure or plan a trip of a lifetime at this year’s Motorcycle Show – Calgary.

There is no lack of things to take in at this year’s Show.  The action attractions are sure to be a hit with riders of all ages.  The Yamaha Riding Academy is a great opportunity to introduce kids ages 6-12 to riding.  These sessions provide the basics of safety and riding, and allow the kids to take to the supervised track once they receive instruction.  This is the perfect environment in which to learn from the pros and practice their skills on a safe supervised track.

The Ground and Gravity Show is a must see.  The stunts performed on the arena floor will have you in awe, while the ramp to ramp aerial action performed by some of the most talented freestylers in North America will have you on the edge of your seat.

This year’s Canadian Vintage Motorcycle Club’s exhibit will focus on diversity and highlight the use and historic interest of the motorcycles on display.  Take the opportunity to talk with the proud owners and marvel at the advancement of technology over time.

New to the Show this year is the “Handle Bar” a place to chill out and admire some incredible custom bikes provided by Ill Fated Kustoms and revel in the small things that make this lifestyle unique.

For more information on Show hours, on-line ticket purchases, ticket prices, features, and a list of exhibitors please visit www.calgarymotorcycleshow.ca or become part of the Motorcycle Show – Calgary’s online community by liking us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/motorcycleshowcalgary or following us on Twitter @thebikeshows.

 

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ABOUT DALTON TIMMIS INSURANCE

Headquartered in Ancaster, Ontario, the Dalton Timmis Insurance Group is known across Canada as an innovative brokerage that provides specialty insurance products and programs, including its Home for Chrome Motorcycle division, Commercial, Transportation and Personal Insurance divisions.  Dalton Timmis Insurance was ranked the number 1 Canadian Brokerage in 2016 by Insurance Business Magazine.  Their Home for Chrome Motorcycle division is the presenting sponsor of the Calgary, Edmonton and Toronto Motorcycle Shows.

ABOUT POWER SPORT SERVICES

Power Sport Services (PSS) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council (MMIC) and the Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distributors Council (COHV).  PSS owns and produces six Premiere motorcycle and ATV shows held annually in Quebec City, Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver.

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GET YOUR FIX At the Quebec City and Montreal Motorcycle Shows Returning this February 2018!

Quebec City, December 7th, 2017 – The very popular Quebec City and Montreal Motorcycle Shows, presented by La Capitale General Insurance, will roar back into the province from February 2 to February 4, 2018, at the Centre de foires in Quebec City and from February 23 to February 25, 2018, at the Palais des congrès de Montréal.  Widely considered as the best showcase of the latest models, accessories and riding gear, The Quebec City and Montreal Motorcycle Shows promise to be THE ultimate get-together for powersport fans, because passion does not stop!  Not for winter!  Not for anything!  New riders, expert riders and everyone in between are invited to kick off the 2018 riding season at the shows.  In addition to all the experts on hand that are ready to help you plan your next adventure, there will also be activities for the entire family and entertainment for riders of all styles, levels and ages.  In fact, attendees will be thrilled to hear that for the first time ever, they can enter a draw for a chance to win a new 2018 Kawasaki Z125.

First and foremost, The Motorcycle Shows offer riders and enthusiasts the very first opportunity to see ALL the new 2018 models under one roof.  Each and every year, The Motorcycle Shows feature an impressive selection of exhibitors!  No other shows compare when it comes to quality and quantity of products and services.  All the major manufacturers will be exhibiting at the show:  ApriliaBMW Motorrad CanadaCan-Am Spyder BRPDucati, Harley-DavidsonHondaIndian MotorcycleKTMKawasakiMoto GuzziPiaggioPolarisSuzukiTriumphYamaha and Vespa.  In addition to providing visitors with a sneak peek at all the latest models, the Shows also offer anyone who’s avid about motorcycles, ATVs, four-wheelers, scooters and the like, a wide range of parts, gear, apparel and accessories, as well as information and entertainment for the whole family.  Also front and centre, are dozens of riding clubs, associations and federations.  All are on-hand to answer your riding related questions and help you kick start the next riding season.  New to the Quebec City Show this year, and returning to the Montreal Show after it’s successfully inauguration last year, is Hangar 17, a one-of-a-kind collective of motorcycle builders, artists, riders and independent lifestyle brands.  Hangar 17 is the place to refuel with friends, connect with craftsmen and experience custom motorcycle culture at its best.

The shows will once again host the always popular She Rides Night (including a ladies-only motorcycle draw, at each show, for a 2018 Kawasaki Versys-X 300!), as well as the return of the Yamaha Riding Academy for kids.  A visit to one of the Motorcycle Shows is the best way to shake off the winter blues and start dreaming about those spring and summer rides!  All motorcyclists are invited to come and discover the latest models, new travel ideas, gear, equipment, as well as expert advice from the pros.   And if that’s not reason enough to attend, this year, The Motorcycle Shows are giving away a total of 4 Kawasaki Z125s, two at each of the Quebec City and Montreal Motorcycle Shows.

ABOUT POWER SPORT SERVICES

Power Sport Services (PSS), producer and promoter of the Quebec Motorcycle Shows, presents six major Shows across Canada. These Shows are supported by the Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council (MMIC) and the Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distributors Council (COHV), two national not-for-profit organizations whose members include many of the shows’ exhibitors.

ABOUT LA CAPITALE GENERAL INSURANCE

A subsidiary of La Capitale Civil Service Mutual, is experiencing impressive growth and as a result now ranks third among property and casualty insurers in Quebec. It also owns other insurance companies, including L’Unique General Insurance in Quebec and Unica Insurance in Ontario. It employs over 1,000 individuals and generates some $859.8 million in written premiums.

 

Tickets for the Motorcycle Shows are available online now at

www.quebecmotorcycleshow.ca and  www.montrealmotorcycleshow.ca

MEDIA RELATIONS
Quebec:  brouillard / 418.682.6111 / equipe@brouillardcomm.com
Montreal: Julie Gagnon / 514.713.4281 / julie@juliegagnon.ca

Bianca Kennedy, Manager
Motorcycle and ATV Shows
514.375.1974 /  
bkennedy@powersportservices.ca                

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THREE KAWASAKI MOTORCYCLES TO BE WON AT THE 2018 MOTORCYCLE SHOW-TORONTO

TORONTO (December 6, 2017) – Enthusiasts attending the Motorcycle Show-Toronto presented by Dalton Timmis Insurance in February will see the largest collection of new 2018 motorcycles, scooters, ATVs and side-by-sides in Ontario, all under one roof at the Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place. And now, thanks to Canadian Kawasaki Motors, they will also have the chance to enter to win one of three motorcycles at the show.

Kawasaki has been a long-time supporter of She Rides Night, with motorcycle giveaways. The show’s opening- night feature celebrates women who ride or are considering taking up the sport.  Friday evening has half-price show admission for women after 5:00 pm, free parking for all, with activities and prizes that appeal to women riders. The highlight of the night will be a ladies-only* draw for a 2018 Kawasaki Versys-X 300 ABS.

Show attendees* can enter a draw Saturday afternoon for their chance to win one of two Kawasaki Z125 PRO motorcycles that will be up for grabs in the Kawasaki Double Take Giveaway later that afternoon from the show floor.

“Canadian Kawasaki has really upped their game at the Motorcycle Show-Toronto with these three bike giveaways, and there’s going to be a good buzz at the Enercare Centre on the Friday and Saturday of the show when the draws take place,” said Show Manager, Neil Fardy. “These Kawasaki models highlight the joys of riding and are sure to put big smiles on the faces of the lucky show-goers who win them.”

The Kawasaki Versys-X 300 ABS has a compact and responsive, ninja-derived 296cc twin cylinder engine that makes it one of a kind. Sporty and nimble handling comes thanks to a lightweight chassis and long-travel suspension. Whether commuting, long distance riding, or exploring unpaved roads the Versys-X 300 ABS is your ticket to adventure.

Small in size and big on fun, the all-new Kawasaki Z125 PRO is a nimble streetfighter that’s designed to defy what a lightweight motorcycle can be. With radical Kawasaki “Z” styling, the Z125 PRO is your invitation to the rebellious side of fun.

In addition to prize giveaways and new model debuts, the family-friendly Motorcycle Show-Toronto has special features that appeal to riders of all ages and experience levels, including Yamaha’s Riding Academy for Kids (ages 6-12), How To Riding Skills Demo’s with expert Clinton Smout, and motorcycle stunt shows starring Canadian star Craig Latimer.

Show hours are: Friday, February 16 (noon – 9 pm); Saturday, February 17 (10 am – 8 pm); Sunday, February 18 (10 am – 5 pm).

For Show features, ticket prices, and info visit www.torontomotorcycleshow.ca. Discounted advance tickets are on sale now through the website’s online box office and at select Ontario dealers.

The Motorcycle Show-Toronto presented by Dalton Timmis Insurance is produced by Power Sport Services. This is the Show where enthusiasts will get their first live look at the new 2018 motorcycle, scooter, ATV and side-by-side models set in impressive displays from the biggest brands in the business, including Aprilia, BMW Motorrad, Harley-Davidson, Ducati, Honda, Indian, Kawasaki, KTM, Moto Guzzi, Piaggio, Polaris, Suzuki, Triumph, Vespa and Yamaha.

 

ABOUT DALTON TIMMIS INSURANCE

Headquartered in Ancaster, Ontario, the Dalton Timmis Insurance Group is known across Canada as an innovative brokerage that provides specialty insurance products and programs, including its Home for Chrome Motorcycle division, Commercial, Transportation and Personal Insurance divisions. Dalton Timmis Insurance was ranked the number 1 Canadian Brokerage in 2016 by Insurance Business Magazine. Their Home for Chrome Motorcycle division is the presenting sponsor of the Calgary, Edmonton and Toronto Motorcycle Shows.

ABOUT POWER SPORT SERVICES

Power Sport Services (PSS) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council (MMIC) and the Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distributors Council (COHV). PSS owns and produces six premiere motorcycle and ATV shows held annually in Calgary, Edmonton, Montreal, Quebec City, Toronto and Vancouver.

(* must be 19 year of age and up to enter)

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Toronto Show Public Relations
Jerry Priddle
Accelerate Marketing & Communications
jerrypriddle@accelmc.com
(905) 554-9491 (office)
(416) 312-9491 (mobile)

Toronto Show Manager
Neil Fardy
neil@powersportservices.ca
905-752-1158 (office)

Power Sport Services
Motorcycle Moped Industry Council
Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distributors Council
Tim Stover
tstover@powersportservices.ca
(416) 491-4449 (office)
1-877-470-6642 (toll-free)
(289) 259-4112 (mobile)

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TOP BRANDS CONFIRMED TO SHOWCASE THEIR NEW MODELS AND TECHNOLOGY AT THE 2018 MOTORCYCLE SHOW-TORONTO IN FEBRUARY

Ontario’s biggest motorcycle manufacturers’ show has something for riders of all ages

 

TORONTO (November 7, 2017) – Canada’s top motorcycle manufacturers have confirmed their participation at the 2018 Motorcycle Show-Toronto presented by Dalton Timmis Insurance, returning to the Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place, February 16-18.

This is Ontario’s only stop on the motorcycle manufacturers’ national six-city show tour, which kicks-off in Calgary in early January. For enthusiasts, this will be their first chance get up close and see the 2018 line-up of new motorcycles, scooters, ATVs and side-by-sides before they arrive in dealers’ showrooms next spring.

The brand line-up includes Aprilia, BMW Motorrad, Harley-Davidson, Ducati, Honda, Kawasaki, KTM, Moto Guzzi, Piaggio, Polaris, Suzuki, Triumph, Vespa, Indian and Yamaha.

In addition to new bikes, enthusiasts can check-out the latest in riding apparel, accessories, touring destinations, and many other exciting exhibits all under one roof.

The family-friendly show has several special features that appeal to riders of all ages and experience levels, including Yamaha’s Riding Academy for Kids and their Riding Skills Demo’s with expert Clinton Smout, She Rides Night (a celebration of women who ride) and motorcycle stunt shows featuring Canadian star Craig Latimer.

“Our show theme is ‘Passion does not take the winter off’ and riders will have plenty to see and do to feed their passion here next February at the Enercare Centre”, said Toronto Show Manager, Neil Fardy.  “Whether you’re new to the sport or a seasoned veteran, and ride on two, three or four wheels, we’ve got you covered with the biggest and widest-range of new models you’ll see anywhere in Ontario.”

The Motorcycle Show-Toronto presented by Dalton Timmis Insurance is produced by Power Sport Services.

For Show hours, features, ticket prices and info, visit www.torontomotorcycleshow.ca.

Discounted advance tickets are on sale now through the website’s online box office and at select Ontario dealers.

 

ABOUT DALTON TIMMIS INSURANCE

Headquartered in Ancaster, Ontario, the Dalton Timmis Insurance Group is known across Canada as an innovative brokerage that provides specialty insurance products and programs, including its Home for Chrome Motorcycle division, Commercial, Transportation and Personal Insurance divisions. Dalton Timmis Insurance was ranked the number 1 Canadian Brokerage in 2016 by Insurance Business Magazine. Their Home for Chrome Motorcycle division is the presenting sponsor of the Calgary, Edmonton and Toronto Motorcycle Shows.

ABOUT POWER SPORT SERVICES

Power Sport Services (PSS) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council (MMIC) and the Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distributors Council (COHV). PSS owns and produces six premiere motorcycle and ATV shows held annually in Calgary, Edmonton, Montreal, Quebec City, Toronto and Vancouver.

Media Contacts:

Toronto Show Public Relations
Jerry Priddle
Accelerate Marketing & Communications
jerrypriddle@accelmc.com
(905) 554-9491 (office)
(416) 312-9491 (mobile)

Power Sport Services
Motorcycle Moped Industry Council
Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distributors Council

Tim Stover
tstover@powersportservices.ca
(416) 491-4449 (office)
1-877-470-6642 (toll-free)
(289) 259-4112 (mobile)

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MOTORCYCLING LEGENDS AND CHAMPIONS TO BE HONOURED AT TWELFTH ANNUAL CANADIAN MOTORCYCLE HALL OF FAME INDUCTION BANQUET AND REUNION

The Bar & Hedy Hodgson Award encourages preservation of our Canadian motorcycling heritage by honouring a person, group or organization making a significant contribution to the preservation of that heritage.

The Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame is pleased to announce that JOHN COOPER has been selected as recipient of the award for 2017. The Banquet and Reunion will take place November 4th, 2017 at the Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel.

John’s name is widely recognized from his articles in Cycle Canada, especially his regular column, “Vintage View” where he continuously provided stories of heroes and legends of the past. He was one of the founders of the Canadian Vintage Motorcycle Group and is an Honourary Lifetime Member.

Fighting for space on his property along with his history books and magazines, John maintains a large collection of vintage motorcycles and regularly raced both a Gold Star and Norton Manx.

John was involved with the Hall of Fame from our early beginnings and supported our mission to recognize the legends and champions of the past. He served on the board for many years including as Chair.

“We are delighted to recognize John Cooper for his preservation of Canadian motorcycling history,” noted the Hall of Fame Chair, Dave Munroe. “and his contribution to our heritage and to the history of Canadian motorcycling that past and future generations will continue to enjoy.”

Tickets for the 12th Annual Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Banquet and Reunion are available at www.canmoto.ca.

Founded by Bar and Hedy Hodgson in 1999, the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame preserves and promotes Canadian motorcycle history for the benefit of the motorcycling community and public. The Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame is a non-profit association with charitable status.  It is governed by an independent board of volunteer directors representing every region of the country. Since the first induction banquet in Toronto in 2006, over 130 distinguished motorcyclists and organizations have been inducted into the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame.

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

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MOTORCYCLING LEGENDS AND CHAMPIONS TO BE HONOURED AT TWELFTH ANNUAL CANADIAN MOTORCYCLE HALL OF FAME INDUCTION BANQUET AND REUNION

The Board of Directors of the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the Historical Members to be inducted into the Hall of Fame for 2017. Roger Beaumont will be honoured at the 12th annual Induction Banquet and Reunion which takes place November 4th, 2017 at the Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel.

It wasn’t long after Roger arrived in Canada from England in 1957, that he acquired an old Norton and hit the tracks – scrambles, ice races and dirt track. Shortly after, he picked up a Velocette and tried Road Racing which quickly became his favourite type of racing.

In 1962, he acquired a Manx Norton which brought him many victories and in 1965, Beaumont won the Canadian National Championship, repeating this effort on a Triumph.

Roger was part of the US-Canada Challenge Scramble team at Copetown and Grafton, Vermont for several years.

Beaumont represented Canada in the Isle of Man TT races and the European Grand Prix circuit in 1966. His most remembered race was in 1967 in the World Championship Grand Prix at Mosport where he diced with another well known Canadian rider, Mike Duff. It was a duel all the way.

In 1968, riding a Raymond Burke Motors sponsored Triumph Bonneville, Roger set a land speed record of 167mph at Bagotville armed forces base in Quebec which stood for many years.

Tickets for the Twelfth Annual Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Banquet and Reunion are available at www.canmoto.ca.

Founded by Bar and Hedy Hodgson in 1999, the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame preserves and promotes Canadian motorcycle history for the benefit of the motorcycling community and public. The Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame is a non-profit association with charitable status.  It is governed by an independent board of volunteer directors representing every region of the country. Since the first induction banquet in Toronto in 2006, over 130 distinguished motorcyclists and organizations have been inducted into the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame. 

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

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MOTORCYCLING LEGENDS AND CHAMPIONS TO BE HONOURED AT TWELFTH ANNUAL CANADIAN MOTORCYCLE HALL OF FAME INDUCTION BANQUET AND REUNION

Toronto ON – June 10th, 2017 – The Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame is very pleased to announce the induction class of 2017.  This year, 10 legends and champions will be honoured at the Twelfth Annual Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Banquet and Reunion, which takes place on November 4th, 2017 at the Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel & Conference Centre in Toronto, Ontario.

“Every era of motorcycling in Canada has its legendary men and women whose passion, voluntarism, organizational skill, competitive drive, bravery and sacrifice has made a positive impact on the world of motorcycling. It is for these individuals that the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame holds this event each year to honour these very special people.” Said Chair, Dave Munroe.  “My fellow Hall of Fame Directors and volunteers join me in welcoming the Class of 2017 to the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame and honouring them with the consideration and respect that they so rightly deserve.”

The 2017 inductees to the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame are:

  • Steve Beattie Competitor
  • Kurt Biegger Competitor
  • Mike Crompton Team Member
  • Pat Gonsalves Contributor
  • Nick Kemp Team Member
  • Mike Konopacki Competitor
  • Lise Sculland Contributor
  • Ted Wilkins Competitor

Historical Inductees

Roger Beaumont Competitor
Sadie Grimm        Competitor

Tickets for the Twelfth Annual Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Banquet and Reunion will soon be available at www.canmoto.ca.

Founded by Bar Hodgson Productions Inc. in 1999, the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame preserves and promotes Canadian motorcycle history for the benefit of the motorcycling community and public.  Sponsored in part by the Motorcyclists Confederation of Canada (MCC), the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame is a non-profit association with charitable status.  It is governed by an independent board of volunteer directors representing every region of the country. Since the first induction banquet in Toronto in 2006, over 120 distinguished motorcyclists and organizations have been inducted into the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame. 

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

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TAKE ACTION TODAY! RESPOND TO THE PUBLIC SURVEY – CASTLE PROVINCIAL PARK AND CASTLE WILDLAND PROVINCIAL PARK MANAGEMENT PLAN

We strongly urge you to make your voices heard, complete the Government of Alberta survey – let the Government know what you think – before another riding area is totally lost.

Provide your comments and input to Alberta Environment and Parks at the link included here – deadline is March 20, 2017:

https://talkaep.alberta.ca/CastleManagementPlan/survey_tools/castle-provincial-park-and-castle-wildland-provincial-park-management-plan-survey

NOTE: WHEN DOING THIS SURVEY, PLEASE USE CAUTION WITH QUESTION #4.

4. To what extent do you agree or disagree that a transition period is necessary for the elimination of recreational off-highway vehicle use in Castle Provincial Park and Castle Wildland Provincial Park to adjacent public lands?

Caution: This question is misleading – Strongly Agree means you feel OHV should be banned immediately. Strongly Disagree means you feel it should be banned in 3 years. If you feel OHV access should remain in Castle, answer NEITHER DISAGREE OR AGREE. Then clarify your position in the comment box on Question 7 by referring to Question 4 – and state that you believe OHV access should remain in the Castle Area.