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Atlanticade - Contests and Awards
June 22 - 25, 2017 - Celebrating 11 Years!

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2017 50/50 winner

Congratulations to ticket no. A-64039.
You are the lucky winner of the Atlanticade 50/50 draw for $2280!

2017 Kawasaki Vulcan Winner

Congratulations to Nadine Poirier of Moncton, who won the Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic, compliments of Atlantic Canada Kawasaki Dealers.

Enjoy your new ride!

The Ben Richard Memorial Award

The Ben Richard Memorial Award is presented each year to an individual who has enjoyed many miles of open highway with the wind in their face. Ben Richard was a Moncton native who was an active rider until he was in his 90's. His passion and longevity for riding is thought to be unmatched in New Brunswick. Ben passed away a few years back but his treasured Harley Davidson is still on display each year at ATLANTICADE. We know his spirit for adventure and socializing with fellow bikers is present during the festival.

So if you know someone who has many years in the seat and many miles on the road please send us a nomination email with some details on why this individual is deserving of this, our most Prestigious Atlanticade Award. The winner will be chosen just prior to the event and presented at the Awards Breakfast. (Note: Nominee must be someone attending the event).

Previous Winners

2016 - Ian Henderson, Charlottetown, PEI
2015 - Keith Anderson, Moncton, NB
2014 - Skip Bearisto, Summerside, PEI
2013- Harry Watts of Kitchener, Ont
2012 Winner - Zeke Eaton of Summerside, PE
2011 Winner - Trapper Cane of Drayton, Ont.
2010 Winner - Merritt Keith of Saint John, NB

2009 Winner - Warren (Smokey) Schella of Moncton, NB

2008 Winner - J.P. Arsenault of Moncton, NB

2007 Winner - John Johnson of Moncton, NB

The Rino Fournier Memorial Award 

 Longest Distance Rider - Male

The Rino Fournier Memorial Award is presented each year to a male rider who travels the greatest distance to attend the event. Rino was a riding buddy of Ben's and together they put many highway miles behind them. Rino made several trips from his Moncton home to the west coast and was a regular visitor to Laconia. His grandson Matt Hicks, son of ATLANTICADE chairman Dale Hicks, was strapped on his grandfather's Harley before he could walk. Matt purchased his own ride in the summer of 2010 and shares the love of the open rode while remembering his grandfather who died of cancer a few years back.

So if you are coming from “far away” as they say, then please drop by the registration desk during the event and submit your name for consideration. This Award is also presented during the Awards Breakfast.

Previous Winners

2016 Winner - Patrick Duplesis, Langdon, Alberta
2015 Winner - George Toms, Florida
2014 Winners - Bill Reynolds, Cold Lake AB (Canada)
and Steve Price, Memphis, Tenn (USA)
2013 Winner - Barry Leclair of Fort Nelson, BC
2012 Winner - Ira Rosnel of Alaska
2011 Winner - Alan Ginsbury of Vancouver, B.C.
2010 Winner - John McInnis of Manitoba, Alberta
2009 Winner - Jeff Vint, Alberta
2008 - Paddy Tyson of Ireland

In 2017, The Belt Drive Betty Longest Distance Rider Award was changed to:


The Longest Distance Rider - Female

The "Gail Neilson Memorial Award" is presented each year to a female rider who travels the greatest distance to attend the event and is awarded in memory of this well-known New Brunswick female motorcycle rider who passed away on May 18th, 2017.

Gail, who was born and raised in Campbellton, N.B., zipped around town in her younger years on a moped. In 1987, Gail’s son Randy took her for a spin on the back of his new Harley Davidson and she immediately was hooked. The following year both Gail and her husband Ian took the motorcycle safety course and she purchased her first motorcycle, a 650 Suzuki Savage. She would go on to purchase five Harleys over the course of her riding career.

Gail’s daughter-in-law, Marjorie, was a member of the Motor Maids organization. In 1990 Gail also joined the group becoming one of the early New Brunswick members of the organization. She attended her first convention in Emporia, Kansas the following year. Over the years she traveled to 16 Motor Maid gatherings across North America including the 2015 event held in Moncton where she received her Silver Life Award recognizing her 25-year membership. Her last convention was in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 2016.

Over the years she received several long-distance rider awards. Therefore it is only fitting to have the female long-distance award, given each year to an ATLANTICADE participant, now named in Gail’s honor.


2016 Winner - Myrna Bragg, Eastbrook, Maine, USA
2015 Winner - Julie Sculland, Pakenham, Ontario
2014 Winner - Cathy Caseley, Mill Bay, BC
2013 Winner- Nicole Munns of Brantford, Ontario
2012 Winner - Hazel Ibbs of Campbell River, BC

Show and Shine "Best-in-Show" 

2016 - Guy Savard, Montreal, Que, 2013 Harley Road King

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