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Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, July 4, 2019 – Following the death of the famous Campivallensian Driver; Robert Théorêt, the Régates de Valleyfield organization wishes to pay him a tribute worthy of his success during the 81st edition of the event, July 12th to 14th.

 His debut in the Grand Prix class

 In 1980, in association with the architect Guy Lafleur, Robert made the jump to the prestigious Grand Prix class at the controls of Peanut. He became the second Campivallensian with Jules Leboeuf to join the class. 

The following year, he joined forces with the Régates de Valleyfield organization and the hydroplane was named, Grand Prix Valleyfield, GP 444, becoming a worthy Regatta ambassador and for the city of Salaberry-de-Valleyfield.

A tribute worthy of his fame!

 The organization wants the name of Robert Théorêt to be engraved in perpetuity in the memory of the people. That is why we are proud to announce the 3 elements that will be used to honor him.

First, the hydroplane racecourse on Baie St-François will be named: Cricuit Robert Théorêt. “For us, naming the racecourse was the best way to leave a permanent legacy to Robert and his family,” said the Chairman of the Board, Didier-Bernard Séguin.

In addition, souvenir buttons were produced to pay tribute to Robert. Following the events of last Sunday surrounding the death of an esteemed driver; Mathieu Daoust, the Théorêt family decided to hand over the proceeds to Mathieu and Jessica’s children’s education fund. These will be on sale at a cost of $ 5, starting Friday, July 5th. 

As found in several places in the city of Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, a commemorative plaque will be installed later this year near the Regatta Tower. This plaque will be a way of always remembering his greatest achievements as well as his importance to the Regates de valleyfield. 

Finally, during SAQ evening shows a video will be broadcast on giant screens before the start of each musical performance. 

The desire to win as well as the effervescent and endearing personality of Robert Théorêt will remain forever etched in the memory of racing fans and all the people who have been involved in Hydroplane Racing.