Montreal – February 22, 2012 – The Board of Directors of the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame is delighted to announce that Mr. Jean Pagé will host the Seventh Annual Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Banquet and Reunion scheduled to take place in Montreal on Saturday, November 3, 2012. “We are thrilled that Jean Pagé – one of Quebec’s leading sports journalists and broadcasters – has joined the team for the 2012 induction banquet in Montreal,” said Kellee Irwin, Chair of the Hall of Fame. “It will be a great evening with Jean leading the celebration as we welcome the newest motorcycling legends and champions to the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame.”
I’m very enthusiastic about hosting this first visit of the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Banquet to Montreal,” said Mr. Pagé, “because motorcycling has been a passion of mine for the past 47 years. Knowing that friends of mine – such as Raymond Gref, one of the great ambassadors of motorcycling in Quebec, Yvon Duhamel, the greatest rider I’ve ever seen in my life and Gerry Marshall, a committed and accomplished rider – are members of the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame is especially heartening and I am honoured to have been invited to host this special event.”
Jean Pagé needs no introduction, as he has been a fixture in the sports media for many years. His integrity and passion for sports are renowned, thanks to a career in broadcasting that began at age 18 when he was a student in Chicoutimi. He has been a prominent on-air sports personality at Radio-Canada for more than 30 years and more recently at TQS and V, hosting the nightly sports programs 110% and L’attaque à 5. He has covered everything from NHL hockey to the Olympiads to Formula 1 auto racing, and currently is scheduled as V’s prime time host for the upcoming London 2012 Olympic Games.
Jean is an avid motorcyclist and has lent his support to fund-raising rides in Quebec to benefit abused children and to raise funds for medical research. He is the creator of and spokesman for the annual Pat Burns Ride of Courage, which honours the memory of the Stanley Cup-winning coach and supports research for the fight against prostate cancer.
The Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame is the annual signature event of the Canadian International Motorcycle Heritage Museum Foundation, a non-profit association with charitable status. It is governed by an independent board of volunteer directors located from coast to coast and is sponsored in part by the Motorcyclists Confederation of Canada (MCC). Founded by Bar and Hedy Hodgson in 1999, the Canadian International Motorcycle Heritage Museum Foundation preserves and promotes Canadian motorcycle history for the benefit of the motorcycling community and public. Since the first induction banquet in Toronto in 2006, 74 distinguished motorcyclists have been inducted into the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame.
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.
For information about past inductees, historic motorcycle collections, event sponsorship, and tax-deductible donations, visit www.motorcyclehalloffame.ca.