Markham ON – August 31, 2012: The Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame is pleased to announce that Paul and Ellen Noiseux will be inducted together as the sixth member of the class of 2012. The couple 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.
The husband-wife duo of Paul and Ellen Noiseux were a staple of trials, ice, dirt and road racing from the 50’s on
dedicating much of their time to the sport they loved and shared. “Few couples embody a passion for motorcycling
so thoroughly as Paul and Ellen Noiseux” said Hall of Fame Chair, Kellee Irwin. “Their contribution is measured not
only by racing success, but also by service to the motorcycling community.”
While Ellen was a contributor and volunteer par excellence, Paul made time on the track as one of the very few
competitors to be granted an expert license in all competitive disciplines. Paul won his first trophy in 1955 with the
legendary Sports Motorcycle Club, securing a number of national championships in trials, scrambles, ice racing and
dirt track. In 1965 he joined Ellen in her volunteering efforts. Ellen had been working since 1961 as a volunteer for
motorcycle clubs, helping popularize the sports with articles in the Montreal Matin, Journal de Montreal, La Presse
and Gazette and was the first female member of the Sports Motorcycle Club. Together they founded the Quebec
Trail Rider Federation. Their combined contribution to motorcycling, both on and off the track, underscores the
crucial role contributors and volunteers play.
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.
For information about past inductees, historic motorcycle collections, event sponsorship, and tax-deductible donations, visit www.motorcyclehalloffame.ca.