If you would like to purchase one of our 2009 charity calendars or chat about motorcycle adventures, please drop by our booth at the upcoming SUPERSHOW in Toronto.
In other news, I was taken by surprise when I was informed that I would be receiving the “Rider of the Year” MAX Award (Motorcycle Awards of Excellence). I feel honoured to have been selected. Thanks to the person who nominated me, whomever you may be. This is a great chance to promote Dignitas and the cause of fighting HIV/AIDS in Africa. The awards ceremony will be held on Saturday, January 3rd at 2:00 PM on the Hall 2 Touring and Cruiser stage.
The Motorcycle Awards of Excellence (MAX Awards) will be presented at SUPERSHOW 2009 in over 50 categories including Canadian Racing Champions, Rider Achievement, Media and Sponsorship, selected for showing excellence during the 2008 motorcycle year. The purpose MAX Awards is to recognize the contributions of people and organizations to the motorcycle community and of racers who compete in the many disciplines of our great sport.
I have written an article about our London to Cape Town adventure for the Wheels section of the Toronto Star. You can find it online here. The article caused a surge of interest in our trip and our cause of fighting HIV in Africa at the Toronto Motorcycle Show yesterday. I am happy to report that we have already sold over 100 Dignitas Calendars and have logged a number of cash donations as well. Thanks to everyone who supported our cause.
If you missed our booth at the Toronto Motorcyce Show, you will have another chance at the SUPERSHOW being held January 2,3, and 4th, 2009. We will be selling our Dignitas Motorcycle Adventure calendars there as well. See you there or on some dusty track in a forgotten corner of the world.
Cover of our 2009 Calendar. Left: Yarema (Jerry Bezchlibnyk). Right: Tyson Brust. Photo taken in the Sinai Peninsula, Egypt by Tom Smith.
We will be selling calendars all weekend at the Toronto Motorcycle Show being held Dec 12-14 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The calendar features pictures and trip information from our recent adventure from London to Cape Town. 100% of the profits from the sale of the calendars will be donated to Dignitas International, a Toronto-based humanitarian organization that dramatically increases access to antiretroviral drugs for people living with HIV/AIDS around the world.
Please drop by our booth to purchase a calendar or to chat about adventures. We are displaying photos as well as a map and video. You can also catch for an on-stage interview today (Saturday Dec 13) at 12:30 and tomorrow (Sunday Dec 14) at 2:00 PM.
Please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to purchase our 2009 calendar. Calendars are $15.
We are also encouraging cash donations to Dignitas through our fundraising page. Thanks to those who have already donated. You truly are making a difference.