CMHOF Banquet turns a new Pagé

April 3 2012

The Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame has indicated that Mr. Jean Pagé will host its seventh annual Induction Banquet and Reunion on November 3, 2012 in Montreal.

“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.”

With a broadcasting career that began at the age of 18, Pagé has been a fixture in sports journalism for many years. A sports personality at Radio-Canada for more than 30 years, he recently moved to TQS and V to host its nightly sports programs 110% and L’attaque à 5. Pagé has covered virtually every sport including NHL hockey, Formula 1 racing, and the Olympic Games (he will also host V’s coverage of the upcoming London 2012 Olympic Games).

As an avid motorcyclist, Pagé is a good fit for Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Banquet and Reunion. He has supported fund-raising rides in Quebec that benefit abused children and help finance medical research. Pagé is also the creator and spokesperson for the annual Pat Burns Ride of Courage that honours the memory of the Stanley Cup-winning coach and supports research for the fight against prostate cancer.

“I’m very enthusiastic about hosting this first visit of the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Banquet to Montreal,” said Mr. Pagé. “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, and Gerry Marshall, a committed and accomplished rider, are all members of the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame is especially heartening. I am honoured to have been invited to host this special event.”

The Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame is a part of the Canadian International Motorcycle Heritage Museum Foundation, which preserves and promotes Canadian motorcycle history for the benefit of the Canadian motorcycling community and the general public. Since it held its first induction banquet in 2006, 74 motorcyclists have been inducted into the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame. Information about past inductees, its historic motorcycle collections, event sponsorship, and tax-deductible donations, is located at www.motorcyclehalloffame.ca.

Enquiries concerning the annual Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Banquet and Reunion can be answered by sending an email to Daniel H. Tessier (daniel@motorcycling.ca) or by calling 647-920-1334.

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