On May 23 at Bistro Urban Onze14 organization Valleyfield Regatta made some announcements for the 75th edition of the Regatta.
First, it was announced that a nod to the popular dinners of the past will be held on June 15 as the Regatta Steak will be back. The place chosen for the dinner is the exact spot where these famous events took place, at the Club Nautique de Valleyfield. At 9:30 PM, the local group Last Call will entertain attendees. The day before, at the same place, the Regatta volunteers are invited for a reunion party. Everyone knows that without the support of hundreds of volunteers who are dedicated to the Regatta in recent decades, this event would not be what it is today.
Moreover, Jessica Stafford made official what what everybody already knew. Robert Theoret will be back on the waters of the St. François Bay driving his legendary Grand Prix Valleyfield GP-444 with which he dominated in the 80s. Fans will be treated to a special moment when Mr. Theoret and his son Marc in the current 444 will give us a spectacle. According to Mr. Theoret, the boat is in good condition. They are waiting for an engine and everything will be ready to give please the fans.
Pierrette Bouchard and also came to announce the Souvenir DVD will be on sale shortly at the Regatta House. A DVD lasting 30 minutes will be presented by TV Cogeco on September 16.
It is with great pride that Martin Rochon and Huey Newport unveiled the Grand Prix boat sponsored by Coppertone ® Thursday, May 23, 2013 at Urban Bistro Eleven 14.
Earlier this year, it was announced that the local hydroplane driver, Martin Rochon, will jump to Grand Prix thanks to a two-year agreement with Coppertone ®. The old GP 88 boat piloted by Tom Pakradooni will now display the colors of the brand of sunscreen products most sold in Canada.
Martin Rochon is honored to be associated with a brand like Coppertone ® and to have the privilege to partner with a major figure of powerboat racing such as Huey Newport. It is important not to forget the help of Valleyfield Regatta who remain owners of the hydroplane and without whom this adventure would not have been possible
About Martin Rochon
Martin Rochon has a solid race driving experience. Rochon started his racing career in karting. He earned the title of Quebec champion in 2008 and the title of vice-champion in 2009. Martin made the jump to hydroplane racing thereafter and has completed two seasons in Hydro 350 and 5 liters. 2013 will be Rochon’s first season in the Grand Prix class.
About Coppertone ®
Coppertone ® was born during the Second World War, when American aviator and future pharmacist Benjamin Green developed a product designed to protect soldiers from the sun. In 1944, he used his invention to create the first solar Coppertone ® protection, the first commercial sunscreen product. In fact, he had concocted the mixture of cocoa butter on the stove with his wife and tested on his own bald head. For generations, Coppertone ® pioneered. It was the first brand in North America to indicate the SPF (sun protection factor) of its products, the first to offer continuous spray sunscreen products and a range of products specially formulated for babies, children and sports. Over the years, the efforts of his team of scientists at the Coppertone ® Center for Solar Research have created many firsts in the field of solar protection. Coppertone ® is part of the great family of Merck. For more information, visit Coppertone.ca