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JOHN PINEO RECEIVES FIM OUTSTANDING SERVICE AWARD    
February 24, 2016

At the recent FIM Commission Conference Meetings, which took place in Geneva on February 13/14th, diplomas were presented to volunteers in recognition of their service to the world governing body.

CMA Honourary President, John Pineo is shown being presented with his diploma acknowledging his 11 years as a member of the Touring and Leisure Commission by FIM President, Vito Ippolito and FIM CEO, Ignacio Verneda.

Congratulations John!

ANNUAL CMA AWARDS 2015    
December 16, 2015

On the occasion of the Annual Meeting held in Hamilton, Ontario on December 6th, the CMA Vice President, Holly Ralph, announced the following awards.

AWARDS OF HONOUR

AWARD OF MERIT
(the association's premier award, given in recognition of exceptional effort or achievement on behalf of the CMA. The award can be given only once)

   John Pineo of Bridgetown, Nova Scotia

John is a Life Member of the CMA, has served as a member of the Board of Directors, holding the post of President from 1981-83, and as CMA Atlantic Region Secretary for a number of years.

He was named Honourary President of the CMA and currently serves on Board Committees for Strategic Planning, and for Nominations where he is currently the Chair.

Together with Graham Read, he holds the special ranking of Ambassador for Atlantic Region.

John has represented CMA at the international level for several years. He is a member of the bureau of the FIM Commission for Touring and Leisure (2005 to present) and also holds the position of Secretary for FIM North America, having served previously as Treasurer.

He is a lifetime member of the Apple Valley Riders, serving on the club executive in various capacities and well as being one of the chief organizers of their Bluenose Rally; an event that at various times has been the CMA National Rally and the FIM North America Rally.

John is a dedicated long distance touring rider and also dabbles in dual sport trail riding.

FULVIO CALLIMACI SUPPORTERS AWARDS
(named in memory of a special supporter of CMA in Quebec and awarded to a person or group who has supported or promoted the CMA and motorcycling in an exceptional way)
        
•  Dale Martinsen of Burnaby, British Columbia
•  Laurence St. Pierre of Agassiz, British Columbia
•  Hans Wegener of Abbotsford, British Columbia
All of these gentlemen have made an enormous contribution to the continued viability of the CMA managed motocross track at Agassiz, BC. Their dedication to performing the tasks of track work, machine maintenance, event refereeing and whatever else is needed keeps us going

•  Shane Cuthbertson of Airdrie, Alberta
Shane is a Pro CMA competitor, Second Gear Club youth organizer and volunteer, an unlikely combination. Even when competing at the highest level of cross country racing, Shane and his family have always found time to support their local club and its events.
He is an example of expertise that the younger Pro's aspire to emulate and an exceptional teacher and mentor for the young people in the youth programme.

•  Gord Goddard of St. George, Ontario
Gord is a very gracious landowner who has made his very scenic property available to the Ontario trials organizers for many years.
He is always available to help out during the setup of the event, offering great assistance from suggesting different areas for new sections to ideas for modifying existing sections, to cutting the grass in the paddock area and the loop.
It is almost impossible to find trials locations in today's Southern Ontario and Gord is a godsend to our trials community there.


BILLY MATTHEWS MEMORIAL TROPHY
(donated by the Matthews family and awarded to the current rider who demonstrates the qualities of good sportsmanship)
        
Alex Baumann of Thorsby, Alberta
Alex hails from Switzerland where he was a sidecar motocrosser but here in Canada, he has competed in Hare Scrambles, Cross Country and Ice Racing.
He loves everything to do with motorcycling and competition but has more than once sacrificed a position to help a fellow rider on the course.
Whenever organizers are waiting for the last riders to come in, they always look to see if Alex has checked in yet. If not, they know he is out helping some novice rider back to the pits. He is always the first one to volunteer, never misses an event, shows up with a smile and leaves with one. A credit to his club and to motorcycling.


COMPETITION AWARDS

WHITE MEMORIAL TROPHY (established in 1954)
(this is the premier competition award of the CMA and is awarded annually to the most outstanding National Champion, as determined by the Board of Directors)
  
Jana Ham of White City, Saskatchewan

This is Jana's second White Trophy as she made history in 2013 by becoming the first woman to win the CMA's top prize for her performance in mini road racing. In 2015 she has excelled again but also scores another historical first in co-sharing the honour with Tyler Seguin.
  
Tyler Seguin of Welland, Ontario

This is Tyler's first White Trophy honour but not his first award winning performance in dirt track as he won the #1 Dirt Track Plate in 2013.
The CMA Directors were not able to agree that one performance was better than the other.
Congratulations to both honourees!


BERT IRWIN MEMORIAL ISDE AWARD
  
Philippe Chaine of Chesterville, Quebec

Philippe was the performance leader in the CMA 2015 ISDE effort which took place in Kosice, Slovakia.

He earned a Gold Medal and finished 7th in his class. He will be back next year.



REMISE DE TROPHEES ANNUELLE 2015

A l'occasion de la réunion annuelle de la CMA tenue à Hamilton, Ontario le 6 décembre, la vice-présidente Holly Ralph, annonce les prix suivants.

PRIX D'HONNEUR

AWARD OF MERIT
(Le prix offert pour la première fois, remise en reconnaissance d'efforts exceptionnels et accomplissement au nom de la CMA. Ce prix ne peut être remis qu'une seule fois)

   John Pineo de Bridgetown, Nouvelle-Ecosse

John est un membre à vie de la CMA, a servi comme membre au Conseil des directeurs, a tenu le poste de président de 1981-83, et secrétaire de la région de l'Atlantique pendant plusieurs années.

Il a été nommé président honoraire de la CMA et est présentement sur le Comité de planification stratégique, et le Comité de nominations où il est le «Chair»

Avec Graham Read, il tient le spécial poste d'ambassadeur pour la région de l'Atlantique.

John a représenté la CMA au niveau international pendant plusieurs années. Il est membre du bureau de la Commission FIM pour Tourisme et plaisirs (de 2005 à maintenant), et tient aussi la position de secrétaire pour FIM Nord Américaine, ayant servi antérieurement comme trésorier.

Il est un membre à vie de Apple Valley Riders, sert sur le club exécutif dans diverses capacités, en plus d'être un des chefs organisateurs du «Blue Nose Rallye», une épreuve qui a été à plusieurs reprises le rallye national de la CMA et le rallye Nord Américain FIM.

John est un ardent enthousiaste de longues randonnées, et participe aussi au «dual et trail» riding.

PRIX SUPPORTEURS FULVIO CALLIMACI
(nommé en la mémoire d'un spécial supporteur de la CMA au Québec, et accordé à une personne ou groupe qui a supporté et promu la CMA et le motocyclisme de façon exceptionelle)
        
•  Dale Martinsen de Burnaby, Colombie Britannique
•  Laurence St. Pierre de Agassiz, Colombie Britannique
•  Hans Wegener de Abbotsford, Colombie Britannique
Tous ces gentlemen ont apporté une énorme contribution à la continuité de la piste de motocross à Agassiz, CB. Leur acharnement à performer leurs tâches pour le maintien de la piste, entretien des machines, arbitrage et toutes autres tâches, nous ont aidé à continuer.

•  Shane Cuthbertson de Airdrie, Alberta
Shane est un compétiteur Pro avec la CMA, jeune organisateur et bénévole, une combinaison qui est rare. Même lorsqu'il compétitionne au niveau professionnel en cross country, Shane et sa famille ont toujours trouvé le temps de supporter leur club local et ses épreuves.
Il est un exemple d'expertise que les plus jeunes Pro essaient d'imiter, et un exceptionnel professeur et mentor pour les jeunes dans le «Programme pour les jeunes».

•  Gord Goddard de St. George, Ontario
Gord est un très bienveillant propriétaire de terrain qui a laissé sa propriété disponible aux organisateurs de Trials pendant plusieurs années.
Il est toujours disponible pour aider lors de l'organisation des épreuves, offrant assistance dans le choix des locations pour de nouvelles sections ou modifications dans les sections déjà existantes et il tond même la pelouse.
Il est presque impossible de trouver des lieux pour le Trials dans le sud de l'Ontario et Gord est un envoyé du ciel pour la communauté de Trials.


TROPHEE «BILLY MATTHEWS MEMORIAL»
(donné par la famille Matthews et est remis au coureur qui démontre des qualités de bonne camaraderie (sportsmanship)
        
Alex Baumann de Thorsby, Alberta
Alex est originaire de la Suisse où il était un coureur de Motocross sidecar, mais ici au Canada, il a compétitionné en Hare Scrambles,cross country et courses sur glace.
Il adore tout ce qui a trait au motocyclisme et compétition mais il a plus d'une fois sacrifié sa position pour aider un compagnon dans le trouble sur la piste.
Chaque fois que les organisateurs attendent que les derniers coureurs atteignent la ligne d'arrivée, ils vérifient toujours pour voir si Alex est déjà arrivé. Si non, ils savent qu'il est en train d'aider un novice à atteindre le puits de ravitaillement. Il est toujours le premier à se porter volontaire, ne manque jamais une épreuve, arrive et quitte avec le sourire. Un atout pour son club et le motocyclisme.


PRIX DE COMPETITION

TROPHEE «WHITE MEMORIAL» (établi en 1954)
(c'est le premier prix de compétition de la CMA et décerné annuellement au champion national qui s'est le plus fait remarquer, selon le Conseil des directeurs)
  
Jana Ham de White City, Saskatchewan

C'est la deuxième fois que Jana se mérite le «White Trophy» car elle a fait l'histoire en 2013 en devenant la première femme à gagner le premier prix pour sa performance en mini road racing. En 2015, elle a encore excellé mais marque encore une première dans l'histoire en partageant les honneurs avec Tyler Seguin.
  
Tyler Seguin de Welland, Ontario

C'est le premier «White Trophy» pour Tyler mais pas son premier prix pour sa performance en Terre battue car il s'est mérité la plaque No. 1 en Terre battue en 2013.
Les directeurs de la CMA n'arrivaient pas à s'entendre si une performance était meilleure que l'autre.
Félicitations à nos deux honorés!


PRIX BERT IRWIN MEMORIAL ISDE
  
Philippe Chaine de Chesterville, Québec

Philippe était en tête pour sa performance au ISDE CMA 2015, qui s'est déroulé à Kosice, Slovaquie.

Il s'est mérité la médaille d'or et s'est classé 7ème dans sa classe. Il sera de retour l'an prochain.

  

AWARD OF MERIT
August 12, 2015

David Hewgill, past president and long time CMA board member is
presented with the Award of Merit for long time service to the CMA.

ANNUAL CMA AWARDS 2014    
December 15, 2014

On the occasion of the Annual Meeting held in Hamilton, Ontario on December 7th, the CMA Vice President, Holly Ralph, announced the following awards.

AWARDS OF HONOUR


AWARD OF MERIT
(the association's premier award, given in recognition of exceptional effort or achievement on behalf of the CMA. The award can be given only once)

David Hewgill of Calgary, Alberta

David is a Life Member of the CMA and was a member of the Board of Directors, serving as President for two terms, as Vice President, and member of the Executive Committee.

He holds a national level Referee's Licence valid for all disciplines.

When the CMA structure included Regions, he held the post of Alberta Region President for a number of years.

He has been an organizer and competitor in all off road activities.

His numerous awards and recognitions include
• Alberta Solicitor General Humanitarian Award in 2003
• Served on the advisory committee to establish the Off-road Eastern Slopes with the Province of Alberta
• Participated in "clean up" of backwoods areas in the spring and fall
• He is a lifetime member of the Calgary Motorcycle Club, serving in various capacities on the executive and received the club's Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004



FULVIO CALLIMACI SUPPORTERS AWARD
(named in memory of a special supporter of CMA in Quebec and awarded to a person or group who has supported or promoted the CMA and motorcycling in an exceptional way)

Steve Fracy of Shawnigan Lake, BC
Steve was named Chair of the CMA Trials Advisory Committee (TAC) one year ago.
He created a group of committee members representing almost all provinces and succeeded in returning the Trials Nationals to Vancouver Island for the first time since the 1980's.

Jen Johnson of Markdale, Ontario
Jen was the 2013 Trial des Nations Team Manager and did an excellent job. When there was no applicant for the position 2014, and in spite of her heavy business responsibilities, she stepped up again. We would not have been able to participate in the event without a manager.

Bonnie and Jody Varey of Brantford, Ontario
Bonnie and Jody open their farm and provide a BBQ for the Trillium Reliability Run at the CMA Vintage National Rally. They also feature a wonderful display of old bikes.


COMPETITION AWARDS

WHITE MEMORIAL TROPHY (established in 1954)
(this is the premier competition award of the CMA and is awarded annually to the most outstanding National Champion, as determined by the Board of Directors)



Donald Taylor, Port Colborne, Ontario

This is the 8th time that Don has been chosen as the winner of the White Memorial Trophy beginning in 2004. His outstanding achievements in winning the #1 Plate for Dirt Track have made him the record holder among White Trophy Dirt Track honourees, placing him ahead of such champions as Yvon Duhamel, Doug Sehl, Chris Evans, Jonathan Cornwell and John Parker.





BERT IRWIN MEMORIAL ISDE AWARD


Jared Stock, Medicine Hat, Alberta

The 2014 ISDE, held in San Juan, Argentina, offered up brutal conditions of extreme heat and sand dust which cost us half our riders by the end of day 3.
Jared finished the event with a storming ride at the final special test to finish 10th overall in the E-1 class and secure an 8th overall for our Trophy Team.
He is a very good ambassador as well.

WHITE MEMORIAL TROPHY PRESENTATION MADE AT REGINA    
June 8, 2014

On the occasion of the opening round of the CMA Mini Roadrace National Series held on June 8th, CMA delegates presented National and Provincial plaques to the 2013 Champions. Shown here is Jana Ham, winner of the 2013 White Memorial Trophy for exceptional performance in the winning of her championship.

Jana is the first female, first mini roadracer and the youngest person to be awarded the historical trophy.


From left to right - Joseph Godsall (CMA President), Marilynn Bastedo (CEO),
Jana Ham, Shawn Finn (CMA Director), Derek Thomas (CMA Director).

A MOMENT OF HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE FOR MOTORCYCLE SPORT    
March 19, 2014

At a press conference held on Tuesday, March 18th, the Hamilton Sports Hall of Fame announced its newest members.

The class of 2014 includes Larry Bastedo, being inducted as an Athlete/Builder, Motorcycling. He shares the honour with inductees from the worlds of Water Polo, Football, Diving, Basketball and Powerlifting.

It is a major moment when a community the size of Hamilton recognizes and honours the sport of motorcycling, by inducting one of its members into a Hall of Fame which includes the likes of Russ Jackson (football), Dave Andreychuk (hockey) and many Olympic medal winners.

The bio which was read at the press conference is available here.

The 2014 Hamilton Sports Hall of Fame Induction Dinner will take place at Carmen's Banquet Centre on September 18th. If you would like to join Larry in the celebration and show your support for the Hall of Fame, tickets can be obtained through the CMA office. Please contact Heather at results.cma@bellnet.ca. Tickets are $100 each.


UN MOMENT HISTORIQUE POUR LE SPORT DU MOTOCYCLISME

Lors d'une conférence de Presse tenue mardi, le 18 mars, le «Hamilton Sports Hall of Fame» a annoncé ses nouveaux membres.

La classe 2014 incluait Larry Bastedo, étant reconnu comme athlète/fondateur, motocyclisme. Il partage cet honneur avec ceux du monde de water-polo, football, plongée, basketball et levée de poids.

C'est un événement important pour une communauté de la grandeur de Hamilton de reconnaître et honorer le sport du motocyclisme, en nommant un de ses membres dans le «Hall of Fame», qui inclue des personnages comme Russ Jackson (football), Dave Andreychuk (hockey) et beaucoup de champions de médailles olympiques.

La biographie qui a été lue à la conférence de Presse est disponible ici.

Le dîner pour les nominations de «Hamilton Sports Hall of Fame» 2014 aura lieu au «Carmen's Banquet Centre» le 18 septembre. Si vous voulez joindre Larry lors de cette célébration et offrir votre support pour le «Hall of Fame», vous pouvez vous procurer les billets en contactant le bureau de la CMA. Les billets sont $100.00 chacun. Veuillez contacter Heather à results.cma@bellnet.ca.




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Honourary Members

President of the CMA
• H. E. Hawkes
• David Hewgill
• Vic Hudson
• Gerald Marshall
• John Pineo

Vice President of the CMA
• Paul Imrie
• Graham Read

Treasurer of the CMA
• James Kelly
• Garth Drake

Member of the CMA
• Trevor Deeley



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The Presidents
2001 - Present   Joseph Godsall
1998 - 2000   Rick Bradshaw
1989 - 1997   Joseph Godsall
1987 - 1988   Dave Hewgill
1984 - 1986   Robert St. Goddard
1981 - 1983   John Pineo
1977 - 1980   Vic Hudson
1975 - 1976   Gerald Marshall
1972 - 1974   James E. Kelly
1969 - 1971   Gerald Marshall
1968   Stan Johnson
1967   John DeGruchy
1963 - 1966   Ron White
1962   Dick Leeson
1961   Gordon Raza
1960   Sheldon Smith
1958 - 1959   H.E. (Ted) Hawkes
1955 - 1957   Ken Aston
1954   H.E. (Ted) Hawkes
1951 - 1953   Len Duckworth
1950  
1949   Monty Cranfield
1947 - 1948   Tony Miller
1946   Charles Stockey



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National Period Records
Record:Canadian Flying Start 1/4 Mile Mean Speed Record
Place:Bagotville, QC, Canadian Armed Forces Base
Date:June 14, 1969
Rider:Roger Beaumont, London, ON
Machine:Triumph T120R twin cylinder engine; before 71 mm/stroke 82 mm, 4 stroke, normally aspirated with two carburetors; capacity 649cc.
Conditions:Bright and sunny; wind gusty, blowing parallel to runway.
Temperature: 80 - 85 F
Surface:airfield runway, asphalt - no gradient measurable.
Speed:149.50 mph, new record
CMA Steward:Gerald Marshall
CMA Timekeeper: J. Ronald White
 
Record:Mainland Coast to Coast (Sydney, NS to Vancouver, BC) by one person on a solo machine.
Date:7:52 am Atlantic time, August 30, 1972 to 3:14 am Pacific time, September 3, 1972.
Rider:James E. Kelly, Hamilton, ON
Machine:Yamaha 650cc
Sponsor:Fred Deeley Limited, Vancouver, BC
Preparation:BK Motorcycle Sales, Hamilton, ON
Time:95 hours 38 minutes
Verification:Board of Directors Meeting October 1, 1972.
 
Record:Mainland Coast to Coast (west to east) by one person on a solo machine
Date:1973
Rider:Blaine McLennan, Moose Jaw, SK
Machine:Honda IV 750cc
Sponsor:Leisure Wheels
Time:88 hours 55 minutes
Verification:Board of Directors Meeting October 13, 1973
 
Record:Mainland Coast to Coast (west to east) by one person on a solo machine
Date:1973
Rider:Roy Eastwood, Etobicoke, ON
Machine:BMW 750cc
Time:83 hours 48 minutes
Verification:Board of Directors Meeting October 13, 1973



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Obituaries

DAVID STEWART  -  MARCH 17, 2017

The CMA has learned the sad news of David's passing, after a years' long battle with lung disease. A native of Northern Ireland, he most fittingly said his goodbye on March 17th, St. Patrick's Day.
His career was spent as a Toronto Police Officer, but his passion was for motorcycles and especially as an advocate for road safety.
David held a number of CMA positions over the years. He was chair of the Road Safety Committee, a member of the Board of Directors, and for a number of years, worked on a contract basis as the CMA Road Safety liaison with governments and other NGO's with similar mandates.
He made a large contribution at the world level as a CMA representative on the world governing body, Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) Public Affairs Commission (CAP), where he continued to have input even after retiring from that position.
Never a man with much patience when it came to what he considered "foot dragging" on important safety issues, we sometimes struggled to meet his expectations.
Rest assured, David, we will soldier on.


EARNEST MOUNT  -  MARCH 24, 2014

Earnest James Mount passed away peacefully in his 91st year on March 24th at the St. Anne's Veteran's Hospital after a very full rewarding life. He will be missed by his many dear friends from his youth, his fellow WWII veterans, his business associates and those that travelled with him or crossed his path on his numerous motorcycle adventures. All his old and new friends who were at the Feb CVMG meeting were indeed fortunate, he was a special guy. Motorcycle sport in Montreal has lost another of the Great Ones. An accomplished racer, an active and cooperative SMCC member, a faithful husband, a caring and helpful father and a true true friend to all who knew him.


JAMES SHERMAN  -  DECEMBER 31, 2011

James Garry Sherman passed away suddenly at the Kingston General Hospital on Saturday, December 31, 2011 in his 78th year. Son of the late Frank and Helena. Beloved husband of Olwen (nee Morris). Loving father of Gwen, Heather (Andrew Strome) and Laura Allen (Bruce). Loving grandfather of David, Riley and Nancy. Beloved brother of Nancy Dryden (Allan) and the late Carole Wigington. Garry was a retired employee of Oliphant Electric in Belleville and was an avid photographer, motorcycle enthusiast, golfer, and fisherman.


ZOLI BERENYI SR  -  JULY 20, 2010

The CMA Directors, Staff and we're certain hundreds of members offer their deepest sympathy to the Berenyi family. We share your loss of a true legend in the story of Canadian motorcycling.


IVOR LLOYD  -  JUNE 27, 2010

While it must be acknowledged that there were, and are, many great Canadian road racers both before, and after Ivor's racing career in Canada; Ivor was somehow, unique and special.
Quite frankly, Ivor Lloyd was, in a manner of speaking, the Wayne Gretzky. of motorcycle road racing in Canada in the 1960s. Few, if any would argue that Gretzky is the absolute skilled craftsman at his profession of ice hockey; and those of us who were fortunate enough to see Ivor Lloyd display his skills and craftsmanship on a racing motorcycle, will readily afford him a similar accolade.
Ivor was by any standard, a superb motorcycle road racer, and with his smooth polished style, he made it all look deceptively easy. Many of us who tried to match his pace though, soon found otherwise, and very quickly realized we had some homework to do, and in many cases, a lot of homework! Poetry in Motion could be a phrase fittingly applied to Ivor's riding style, especially on the #71 Alex Duff - Manx Norton that carried him to so many victories!
Ivor had already made his mark and was recognized as .one of the best. on the fiercely competitive short circuits in his native Wales and England, winning championships, and several of the highly coveted silver replica awards on the world renowned Isle of Man circuit, before emigrating to Canada. When he arrived on the scene and began racing here, quietly and without any fanfare, for he was a very modest and unassuming man, .the bar. was raised substantially. Ivor became the new benchmark for any Canadian road racer aspiring to achieve excellence. I believe it could very safely be said that the standard and level of road racing in Canada improved substantially as a direct result of Ivor's impact and influence, and it has never looked back. Ivor's respected name and reputation soon spread to the USA and his racing talents were much in demand by several top race teams, including the well known Bob Hansen race team, sponsors of the best motorcycle racers in North America.
Above and beyond his racing expertise, Ivor was genuinely well liked, admired and respected by all in the motorcycling community, simply for the gentleman he was. As mentioned before, he was a modest and unassuming man, and never known to boast or brag about his accomplishments. He was always approachable, had a ready smile, and a good sense of humour. Perhaps a fitting and self evident testament and tribute to Ivor's esteem, is the fact that most of us have remained in touch and friends for more than forty years, and long after the last chequered flag had fallen.
The Canadian motorcycling community recognized, and celebrated Ivor's racing accomplishments and contributions by paying him our highest honour and inducting him into, (the only recently established), Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 2009. Had the Hall of Fame existed, when Ivor was at the top of his game he certainly would have been inducted at that time.
As a champion motorcycle racer, Ivor's name, his accomplishments and contributions will be celebrated and remembered for all time, as he so rightly joined the elite ranks of the very best in Canadas motorcycling Community. Ivor will also always be remembered and appreciated as a good friend. And I'm sure I speak for all of us when I say it was a pleasure and privilege to know him.
Thanks Ivor and Godspeed.
By Dave Lloyd


NELSON DEVIN  -  FEBRUARY 1, 2003

An automobile accident on February 1st has claimed the life of Nelson Deven of Aylmer, Ontario. The 18 year old had recently completed his first year as an Expert in CMA Trials, placing a most respectible 2nd in the Ontario Championship.
He had risen rapidly through the ranks since first participating in 2000 when he won the Ontario Junior Championship and placed 3rd at the Nationals. The following year he won the Ontario Intermediate Championship and was second at the National level.
A sad loss for Trails and Motorcycling.


JACK CANFIELD  -  JANUARY 3, 2003

Canadian Motorcycling, and particularly Atlantic Canada lost a devoted friend on January 3rd, when Jack Canfield of Halifax died. Jack was a member of that special group of riders who came of age in the fifties and who involved themselves in every aspect of motorcycling, from racing to organizing. A 40 year member of the Canadian Motorcycle Association, Jack was still renewing his Vintage Roadracing licence and participating with his family in events at AMP.
In honour of his contribution to our sport, the CMA Board of Directors has retired his vintage number 32.


TREVOR DEELEY  -  MARCH 28, 2002

It is with great sorrow that the CMA announces the death of Trevor Deeley on Thursday, March 28th, at his home in Sidney on Vancouver Island.
Trevor was a great friend of the CMA, providing assistance over many years for our activities and was named an Honourary Member of the association in recognition of his contribution. He is the only person so honoured who has not held an executive position in the CMA.


DON McHUGH  -  JULY 8, 2001

The Canadian Motorcycle Association regrets to announce the death of Don McHugh on Sunday, July 8, 2001.
Don's racing career spanned 4 decades during which he won many CMA titles. He was awarded the #1 Dirt Track Plate in 1964. He won the Expert Dirt Track Championships in 1954, 1955, 1957, 1960, and 1961. He also took the Expert Ice Racing crown in 1963, 1964, 1971, and 1973.


ALBERT IRWIN  -  AUGUST 9, 1994

It is with sorrow that the CMA advises of the death of Albert (Bert) Irwin, of Monkland, Ontario, on August 9, 1994.
Bert was a Life Member of the CMA, and received the Award of Merit, the association's highest honour, in 1984 for his lifetime devotion to motorcycling. He was a member of the Canadian ISDE Team, and later Team Manager on several occasions. As proprietor of Irwin Cycles in Cornwall, Bert was a well known and respected member of that city's business community, and active in many civic affairs.
We extend to his famiy, his many friends and business colleagues, our deepest sympathy. A fine gentleman has passed from among us.




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