Canada's Premier Motorcycle Shows
January 23 - 25, 2015
Tradex, Abbotsford

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BC MOTORCYCLE ENTHUSIASTS PREPARE FOR A STRONG 2015 SEASON

February 9, 2015 at 11:10 AM

BC MOTORCYCLE ENTHUSIASTS PREPARE FOR A STRONG 2015 SEASON

OVER 31,000 ATTEND 2015 MOTORCYCLE SHOW - VANCOUVER

VANCOUVER, B.C. – The 2015 Vancouver International Motorcycle Show, presented by Dalton Timmis Insurance, was a strong indicator that the industry in British Columbia continues to thrive. Despite significant rain across two of the event’s three days, enthusiasts turned out in force to the event, the 34th annual Motorcycle Show in BC.

In total, the event drew 31,768 enthusiasts to see the three-day manufacturers’ showcase.

“Not only did we see a strong attendance to launch the 2015 motorcycling season in British Columbia, exhibitors reported some of the strongest sales figures in years,” said Show Manager Laurie Paetz. “All weekend long, fans of the sport were incredibly excited to see all of the extraordinary models and amazing performances at this years show.”

The event featured hundreds of new motorcycles, scooters, ATVs, and more; motorcycle stunts by Team Empire and ATV stunts by Bill Hitchon; demonstrations from the Pacific Coast Mini Road Racing Association and the Canadian Pacific Trials Association; the Yamaha Riding Academy for Kids and Yamaha “How-To” learning sessions; appearances by seven-time land speed record holder, Valerie Thompson and three-time Canadian National MX1 Champion, Colton Facciotti; and so much more.

Two lucky fans also went home with brand new motorcycles. A 2015 Kawasaki Ninja EX300, courtesy of Canadian Kawasaki and your local Kawasaki dealers was drawn on Friday as a part of SHE Rides Night, and the grand prize - a 2015 Triumph Bonneville Newchurch Commemorative Special Edition motorcycle was drawn on Sunday.

Produced by Power Sport Services, the Motorcycle Show - Vancouver features some of the biggest names in motorcycle production, including BMW Motorrad, BRP, Deeley Harley-Davidson, Ducati, Honda, Kawasaki, KTM, Polaris, Suzuki, Triumph, Victory, Yamaha and many more.

Preparations are now underway for the 2016 Motorcycle Show - Vancouver. For more information, visit www.vancouvermotorcycleshow.ca. Become part of the Motorcycle Show’s online community by following on Twitter (@thebikeshows) using the hashtag #bikeshowYVR and by liking The Motorcycle Show - Vancouver on Facebook.

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ABOUT POWER SPORT SERVICES

Power Sport Services (PSS) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council (MMIC) and the Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distributors Council (COHV). PSS owns and produces seven premiere motorcycle and ATV shows held annually in Moncton, Quebec City, Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver.

ABOUT DALTON TIMMIS INSURANCE

Headquartered in Ancaster, Ontario, the Dalton Timmis Insurance Group is known across Canada as an innovative brokerage that provides specialty insurance products and programs, including Chrome Motorcycle, Personal, Home, Commercial and Transportation Insurance.

Founded more than 80 years ago, growing a business from the ground up has provided Dalton Timmis with a wealth of insurance knowledge and old-fashioned values. Today, they balance those values with leading-edge technology and innovative processes to form a winning combination.

Their Home for Chrome Motorcycle Division is the presenting sponsor of the Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Toronto and Moncton Motorcycle Shows.

 

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Vancouver Show

Public Relations

Power Sport Services, Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council & Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distributors Council

Power Sport Services

Colleen Dunbar

Jo-Anne Farquhar, Director of Communications

Laurie Paetz, Show Manager

Laura Ballance Media Group

jfarquhar@mmic.ca

lpaetz@powersportservices.ca

Colleen@LBMG.ca

416-491-4449 (office)

403-457-1080 (office)

604-637-6654 (office)

1-877-470-6642 (toll-free)

855-598-3511 (toll-free)

778-989-1469 (mobile)

416-996-9207 (mobile)

403-998-0447 (mobile)

SHE RIDES NIGHT CELEBRATES WOMEN AND BIKES AT THE 2015 MOTORCYCLE SHOW - VANCOUVER

January 20, 2015 at 11:36 AM

 

For Immediate Release

 

VANCOUVER, B.C. – In celebration of women who ride motorcycles and those who want to take up the sport, the 2015 Motorcycle Show – Vancouver presented by Dalton Timmis Insurance at Tradex in Abbotsford will be holding SHE Rides Night, where entrance for all female attendees is half price after 5:00 PM on Friday January 23rd. The evening will include terrific features for women, men and children, with entertaining speakers, interactive displays and exciting giveaways.

Valerie Thompson, America’s Queen of Speed and seven-time motorcycle land speed record holder will be stopping by the Show to chat with attendees, with the help of BMW Motorrad Canada. Valerie is a pioneer among female motorcycle riders and one of only a handful of people to have gone more than 200 MPH on a bike, setting a personal record this October at 217.7 MPH. She’s a true inspiration for all women riders and a great example of breaking down barriers in the sport.

At the end of SHE Rides Night, one lucky winner will take home a brand new 2015 Kawasaki Ninja 300 EX300 motorcycle, courtesy of Canadian Kawasaki and your local Kawasaki dealers. With a top speed of more than 170 km/h, this sport bike is sure to catch the eye of everyone in attendance, but this giveaway is just for the ladies! All women 18 and over are welcome to put their names in the draw.

EVENT:            SHE Rides Night at the 2015 Motorcycle Show - Vancouver

DATE:              January 23, 2015

LOCATION:     Tradex – Fraser Valley Trade & Exhibition Centre, Abbotsford

HOURS:           5:00-9:00pm

ADMISSION:   ½ price after 5:00pm on Friday night for ladies ONLY

 

Produced by Power Sport Services, the Motorcycle Show - Vancouver features some of the biggest names in motorcycle production, including BMW Motorrad, BRP, Deeley Harley-Davidson, Ducati, Honda, Kawasaki, KTM, Polaris, Suzuki, Triumph, Victory, Yamaha and many more.

For Show hours, features, ticket prices and info, visit www.vancouvermotorcycleshow.ca. Become part of the Motorcycle Show’s online community by following on Twitter (@thebikeshows) using the hashtag #bikeshowYVR and by liking The Motorcycle Show - Vancouver on Facebook.

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ABOUT POWER SPORT SERVICES

Power Sport Services (PSS) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council (MMIC) and the Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distributors Council (COHV). PSS owns and produces seven premiere motorcycle and ATV shows held annually in Moncton, Quebec City, Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver.

ABOUT DALTON TIMMIS INSURANCE

Headquartered in Ancaster, Ontario, the Dalton Timmis Insurance Group is known across Canada as an innovative brokerage that provides specialty insurance products and programs, including Chrome Motorcycle, Personal, Home, Commercial and Transportation Insurance.

Founded more than 80 years ago, growing a business from the ground up has provided Dalton Timmis with a wealth of insurance knowledge and old-fashioned values. Today, they balance those values with leading-edge technology and innovative processes to form a winning combination.

Their Home for Chrome Motorcycle Division is the presenting sponsor of the Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Toronto and Moncton Motorcycle Shows.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Vancouver Show

Public Relations

Power Sport Services, Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council & Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distributors Council

Power Sport Services

Colleen Dunbar

Jo-Anne Farquhar, Director of Communications

Laurie Paetz, Show Manager

Laura Ballance Media Group

jfarquhar@mmic.ca

lpaetz@powersportservices.ca

Colleen@LBMG.ca

416-491-4449 (office)

403-457-1080 (office)

604-637-6654 (office)

1-877-470-6642 (toll-free)

855-598-3511 (toll-free)

778-989-1469 (mobile)

416-996-9207 (mobile)

403-998-0447 (mobile)

 

BIKE GIVEAWAYS, STUNT PERFORMERS, RECORD-BREAKING RIDERS ALL COMING TO THE 2015 MOTORCYCLE SHOW - VANCOUVER

January 15, 2015 at 11:41 AM

For Immediate Release

 

VANCOUVER, B.C. – The 2015 Motorcycle Show - Vancouver presented by Dalton Timmis Insurance is rolling into Abbotsford’s Tradex from January 23rd to 25th, highlighting the motorcycling industry’s loudest engines, coolest exhibitions and latest trends, along with death-defying riders to watch and terrific contests to enter. Here are just some of the fantastic exhibits and events to check out this year:

Deeley Harley-Davidson is bringing the Project LiveWire™ Experience Tour to Vancouver, an exhibition of the very first Harley-Davidson with an electric engine. This exhibit is both a testament to innovation and an homage to Harley-Davidson’s heritage. The Project LiveWire™ Experience Tour offers Harley fans a chance to test ride this one-of-a-kind bike as well as an opportunity to check out their Jumpstart™ Demo riding simulator for one weekend only.

Back by popular demand is SHE Rides Night, celebrating women who ride and those who want to take up the sport. Between 5:00 and 8:30 PM on Friday, January 23rd, admission for all female attendees is half price, and women (18+) are encouraged to enter the ladies-only draw, where one lucky rider will take home a brand new 2015 Kawasaki EX300, courtesy of Canadian Kawasaki and your local Kawasaki dealers. In addition to the contest, all Show attendees that night will have a chance to meet Valerie Thompson – America’s Queen of Speed and 5-time motorcycle land speed record holder, presented by BMW Motorrad Canada.

Available for both male and female attendees this year, the Show’s grand prize is a 2015 Triumph Bonneville Newchurch Commemorative Special Edition motorcycle. This is a unique bike – less than thirty will be made available in Canada. Paying tribute to the world’s largest Triumph event, the Triumph Tridays­ festival in Neukirchen, Austria, the bike comes with a low profile seat, a unique paint scheme and black detailing not seen anywhere else.

For young visitors, the Show is bringing back the always-popular Yamaha Riding Academy for Kids, a fun and interactive course designed for children aged 6-12, who will learn how to ride a Yamaha TTR or PW in a safe and monitored off-road environment. With the assistance of trained professionals who work to ensure safe and competent motorcycle experiences, the kids are sure to have a look of exhilaration in their eyes as they try out these bikes and zip past mom and dad.

The always thrilling, fan-favourite Team Empire, are also returning to this year’s Show, presented by Parts Canada. Nick “Apex” Brocha and Ernie “Edub” Vigil are professional motorcycle freestyler stunt riders, constantly pulling off daring feats that push the limits of what a person can do on two wheels. On four wheels, Bill Hitchon will be doing equally daring ATV stunts all weekend. In addition, the Canadian Pacific Trials Association will be performing at the Show, where riders will manoeuvre through a specially designed obstacle course, all without touching their feet to the ground. Take a break from the Show floor, grab some fresh air, and be captivated by the talent of each of these riders in their Shows running three times a day.

Produced by Power Sport Services, the Motorcycle Show - Vancouver features some of the biggest names in motorcycle production, including BMW Motorrad, BRP, Deeley Harley-Davidson, Ducati, Honda, Kawasaki, KTM, Polaris, Suzuki, Triumph, Victory, Yamaha and many more.

For Show hours, features, ticket prices and info, visit www.vancouvermotorcycleshow.ca. Become part of the Motorcycle Show’s online community by following on Twitter (@thebikeshows) using the hashtag #bikeshowYVR and by liking The Motorcycle Show - Vancouver on Facebook.

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ABOUT POWER SPORT SERVICES

Power Sport Services (PSS) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council (MMIC) and the Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distributors Council (COHV). PSS owns and produces seven premiere motorcycle and ATV shows held annually in Moncton, Quebec City, Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver.

ABOUT DALTON TIMMIS INSURANCE

Headquartered in Ancaster, Ontario, the Dalton Timmis Insurance Group is known across Canada as an innovative brokerage that provides specialty insurance products and programs, including Chrome Motorcycle, Personal, Home, Commercial and Transportation Insurance.

Founded more than 80 years ago, growing a business from the ground up has provided Dalton Timmis with a wealth of insurance knowledge and old-fashioned values. Today, they balance those values with leading-edge technology and innovative processes to form a winning combination.

Their Home for Chrome Motorcycle Division is the presenting sponsor of the Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Toronto and Moncton Motorcycle Shows.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Vancouver Show

Public Relations

Power Sport Services, Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council & Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distributors Council

Power Sport Services

Colleen Dunbar

Jo-Anne Farquhar, Director of Communications

Laurie Paetz, Show Manager

Laura Ballance Media Group

jfarquhar@mmic.ca

lpaetz@powersportservices.ca

Colleen@LBMG.ca

416-491-4449 (office)

403-457-1080 (office)

604-637-6654 (office)

1-877-470-6642 (toll-free)

855-598-3511 (toll-free)

778-989-1469 (mobile)

416-996-9207 (mobile)

403-998-0447 (mobile)

 

 

 

CONTACTS:

SHOW PUBLICIST:  
Laura Ballance Media Group Inc. 
Colleen Dunbar 
Phone: 604.637.6654
Cell: 778.989.1469
email colleen@lbmg.ca
 
SHOW MANAGEMENT
The Motorcycle Show Vancouver
#930 10655 Southport Road SW
Calgary, Alberta
T2W 4Y1

 
Manager of Western Shows: Laurie Paetz
E-mail: lpaetz@powersportservices.ca
Sales: Brittany Devlin
E-mail: brittany@powersportservices.ca
Phone: 403-457-1080
Toll Free: 855-598-3511
Fax: 888-552-6535
 
INDUSTRY RELATED
Power Sport Services, Motorcycle, Moped Industry Council &
Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distributors Council
Director of Communications: Jo-Anne Farquhar
Office: 905-752-1158
Cell: 416-996-9207

Dates & Hours

Date Show Hours
Friday Jan 23th 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday Jan 24th 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday Jan 25th 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Admissions

Admissions Price
Adults (15 and over)
$14.00
Seniors (Ages 65+)
$10.00
Juniors (Ages 6 to 14)
$10.00
Children (5 & under)FREE with paid adult admission
Family Pass (2 Adults & 2 Juniors/Youth)$38.00
Ladies Night (FRIDAY Night only)Ladies 1/2 Price after 5:00pm on Friday night ONLY