Markham ON – September 3, 2012: The Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the seventh member of the class of 2012. The Club Moto Saguenay will be honoured at the Seventh Annual Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Banquet and Reunion, which takes place on November 3, 2012 at the Delta Centre-Ville in Montreal, Quebec.
Motorcycling came to the Saguenay region of Quebec with the arrival of Charles Gref in 1950, who imported Norton, Vincent and Sunbeam motorcycles to the region. But it was the establishment of the Club de Moto du Saguenay by Charles’ son and Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame honourable member Raymond Gref in 1955 that established it as a permanent presence. “As one of the oldest motorcycle clubs in Quebec, the Club Moto Saguenay has played a pivotal role in all aspects of motorcycling in the province, as well as the nation,” noted Hall of Fame Chair, Kellee Irwin.
Responsible for organizing and hosting all levels of events over its 57 year history, the Club is no stranger to competition at the provincial, national and international levels. But the Club’s importance in the motorcycling community doesn’t end with the trials, ice races, scrambles, motocross and drag races it organized. As with many motorcycle associations, charitable work has always played a large role in the club’s activities, donating funds to a wide range of causes, as well as being a leader in motorcycle safety and in organized motorcycle touring. And it has always had a healthy female contingent as part of its core membership. The Club Moto Saguenay is a shining example of Quebec’s vibrant motorcycling community.
Announcements for the remaining motorcycling legends and champions to be officially inducted into the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame at this year’s Hall of Fame banquet and ceremony will be made over the weeks leading up to the event. This accomplished group of men and women have achieved excellence in one or more competitive disciplines or made a significant contribution to the well-being, advancement or general positive image of motorcycling in Canada.
The Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Reunion is the annual signature event of the Canadian International Motorcycle Heritage Museum Foundation (CIMHMF), a non-profit association with charitable status. It is governed by an independent board of volunteer directors located from coast to coast and sponsored by the Motorcyclists Confederation of Canada (MCC). Founded by Bar and Hedy Hodgson in 1999, the CIMHMF preserves and promotes Canadian motorcycle history for the benefit of the motorcycling community and public. Since the first induction banquet in Toronto in 2006, almost 100 distinguished motorcyclists have been inducted into the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame. Purchase tickets to this year’s banquet on the Hall of Fame’s
For more information about the Seventh Annual Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Banquet and Reunion, contact Daniel H. Tessier at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 647.920.1334.
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