After two years in development, we're proud to announce that the CVMG Education Initiative is now providing college level scholarships to three Colleges across Canada: Centennial (Ontario), Red River (Manitoba) and Fairview (Alberta).
These partners provide certificate courses in motorcycle mechanics and small engine repair. We provide for a student bursary of $1,000 at the beginning of the school year based on need and a second award of a $1000 to be presented to a student at the end of the year based on merit.
The Education Initiative is part of our ongoing work to introduce the CVMG to a younger audience. We've heard a lot of support for this type of program from the membership and look forward to it stimulating activities for the sections such as ride-ins to local high schools and other events.
Stay tuned! We'll be pursuing other opportunities with Canadian motorcycle journals and a broader social media presence around the program. If you're interested in being more involved with this or have ideas on how we can better get in front of the next generation of enthusiasts please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org (John) or email@example.com (Brock)
The CVMG Enthusiast Pin Program
Long time CVMG member John E. Pepper has come forth with an excellent proposal with the main objective of encouraging and recognizing those within the CVMG that keep old motorcycles running, reward riders who stay active, and to encourage younger members.
Rising Star and Century Awards
Among the aims of the CVMG are to keep old motorcycles running, to keep people active in the sport, and to encourage younger riders to appreciate older machines. The aims of this award program are to recognize younger riders for keeping older motorcycles running and active, and give older riders recognition for continuing their passion. We hope it will encourage new, younger members to experience the joys and overcome the challenges of maintaining and riding vintage motorcycles. Awards will be given to combinations of rider and qualifying motorcycle that complete a journey of 100 miles/160km or more within a two-day period.
Full rules were published in the July 2021 newsletter.
Rising Star Awards:
• Rising Star – any member aged 35 or less riding a motorcycle older than they are – motorcycles must be at least 25 years old at the time of the ride.
• Silver Rising Star – any member aged 35 or less riding a motorcycle that is at least ten years older than they are.
• Gold Rising Star – any member aged 35 or less riding a motorcycle that is at least twenty years older than they are.
• Century Pin – a bike and rider whose total age adds up to between 100 and 124 years (yes, a 99-year-old person riding a one-year-old bike would qualify).
• Silver (125 year) Pin – a bike and rider whose total age adds up to between 125 and 149 years.
• Gold (150-year) Pin – a bike and rider whose total age adds up to 150 years or more.
"ONE MEMBER STORY"
This month's feature:
Carl P Jackson,
Resident of Franklin Centre, Quebec since the mid-1950’s; Degrees in science and education; A teacher and school principal, Carl has an encyclopedic memory and is a sharp nonagenarian. He and his sons are long time motorcyclists. These are some of his motorcycle recollections...
Members are encouraged to submit stories to be featured in the home page to: Webadmin@cvmg.ca
TECH WRITEUP OF THE MONTH
(You will need to be a member to read the full article)
Source: CVMG News April 2010 Tech Chat With Ken Mortimer:
“Motorcycle batteries, in fact all small wet-cell
batteries, generally don't last. It doesn't matter how much you
pay, they are all the same. You might as well resign yourself to
the fact that you will need a new bike battery every couple of
seasons, if not sooner.”