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L'Association Canadienne de Motos Anciennes

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Website Help INFO

To some of us using a website seems easy, but for those who don't use our site very often it can sometimes be frustrating, especially if you are having trouble logging into the members web site.

A few things come up all the time....

  • If you can't see the "MEMBERS ONLY" section, check that you are actually logged in (click here for help) 
  • Not seeing something in the "Menu Bar" across the top of the page.  Before asking the question, be sure to look for a "Scroll Bar" on your browser as not all of the site is visible when it loads. You may need to scroll down to see more.
  • Trying to answer a "Forum" post and get a message that " do not have a valid membership"  - check the upper right corner of the web page to see that you are logged onto the site.  Only current members who are logged on to the site can respond to the "Forum"

If you have a question or problem, please email webadmin@cvmg.caWe will do our best to assist you.

If you have a suggestion for a topic you would like to see on the web site, contact and we will consider adding your suggestion to the web site. In the end, it may will benefit everyone.

Items found on this Help Info Page:

  1. Login
  2. Viewing your User Profile
  3. Renewing your membership
  4. Posting to the Buy and Sell Pages
  5. Adding Photos to your Personal (Member) Album
  6. Online Payments
  7. Online Payment fails


This topic was updated June 2020 to reflect the new website

You need to be logged-in to this website to:

  • see Members-only material, such as The CVMG News and the Members' Directory

  • to create buy and sell advertising, or to participate in forums

  • to pay for membership renewals or events

When you became a CVMG member or if you registered for an event as a non-member, you have a member profile that includes an email address.  If you are not a CVMG member, you can go here to sign up and create a profile.

To login:

  • click the login icon in the upper right corner (it's the green/blue head and shoulders of a person)

  • enter the full email address and password from your member profile in the window that opens

  • if you are using your home PC, click 'Remember Me' to stay logged-in the next time you visit the site.

  • if you forgot your password, read the next section below.

Forgot your login password?

When you became a CVMG member, or registered for an event as a non-member, you will have received a confirmation email like this.

If you don't have the email, or you have forgotten your password, use the following steps to reset it:

Click the login icon in the upper right corner (it's the green/blue head and shoulders of a person). then click "Forgot password".  We will immediately send an email to the email address in your profile.  Click on the link in the email to reset your password.  Click here to see more information on password requirements.

If you don't receive an email:

- check the SPAM or Junk mail folders, it may have gone there

- make sure you are checking the email id registered in your member profile

- Contact if you are still having problems

Forgot the email address in your member profile?

- Send an email to have your email id sent to you.


View Profile

You must be logged onto the system to see this option. 

Click the login icon in the upper right corner (it's the green/blue head and shoulders of a person).

Your name, "View Profile" and "Change Password" can be seen in the upper right corner of your screen.  Click on "View profile".

Under "View Profile" you can renew or change your membership level,  "Edit" your information on your member profile page, change your privacy settings, e-mail notification settings and create a photo album. 

See specific topics as they are posted on the "How To" page.


Renew your Membership

The following describes the online payment process for membership renewals.  New membership applications and other payments work similarly.

Click on any image to enlarge

The Process starts by clicking the Renew    button  found under the "Membership" in    the menu bar. You will see this screen next.  

Click on the Renew Online button or follow    the instructions to renew by mail.  

Update your member profile and  

click Update and next  

This takes you to a confirmation screen

Check the information.  

To pay now, click Pay Online  

To pay now, click Pay online  

You can also choose to pay later, or pay with a cheque instead of paying online.  Clicking Invoice me shows this screen.

The reminder in the lower right corner will stay each time you login to the CVMG website until the invoice is fully paid.

Buy and Sell

You can view the Buy and Sell page without being a member.  In order to post an item for sale or wanted, you must be a member and logged into the systemThe "How To" page contains more information on posting in the Buy and Sell.


Posting Photos

You can post photos on the website if you are logged on as a member.

They can be posted in 2 ways:

  1. directly in an album associated with your profile, which can be seen if people click on your name. or
  2. they can be posted on an external site, but links will show them on the CVMG website. This is especially useful for photos associated with forum or blog entries.

See the "How To" for details on posting a photo with your Buy / Sell item.


Online Payments

CVMG offers 2 payment options: cheque or Visa/MasterCard credit card. We don't offer e-transfer because of the extra security controls and cost.

Paying by a Canadian credit card when outside the country is usually successful however, there are a few cases where our card processor's fraud detection security decides to block the transaction.  It depends on several factors including the country you're in, the accuracy of the home address you type in on the confirmation screen, etc. It also helps if you're using an actual computer (laptop or desk model) connected to the internet via a home or hotel network and not a tablet or mobile phone.

If you pay by credit card, you need to accurately provide the credit card info, the billing address for the credit card you're using and an email address.  If you receive a message similar to this, carefully check all the information and try one more time. It has been our experience of late that people often fail to include a space between the first 3 characters of the postal code and the last 3 characters. This will give you an error and your payment will not go through.

Make an online payment as follows (click on any image to enlarge):

- Login to the CVMG website    

(see topic above for help in logging in)  

- Click Pay online

- OR, click the invoice reminder (bottom right corner) or View profile (top right)

- fill in the information from your MasterCard or Visa credit card

- note the information has to be the same as it appears on your credit card account

- click Pay

-  you will be  returned to the website

The Canadian Vintage Motorcycle Group (CVMG) is a not-for-profit organization aimed at promoting the use, restoration and interest in older motorcycles and those of historic interest.

The Canadian Vintage Motorcycle Group (CVMG) is a not-for-profit organization aimed at promoting the use, restoration and interest in older motorcycles and those of historic interest.

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