By Denis Bourbonnais
Spaghetti dinner and hydroplane racing webcasting go hand in hand this year in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield.
On Friday, July 8, regattas fans, along with the general population, are invited to the Delpha-Sauvé Park for a plate of spaghetti as part of a fundraising activity for the Hydroplane Québec team. A group of volunteers form this organization that has been responsible for the live streaming of each race of the Hydroplane Racing League (HRL) for the past fifteen years.
The needs of the video team have been growing over time when it comes to filming equipment and transportation fees. The objective for Christian Bergeron and Joan Turcotte, both hydroplane racing enthusiasts from Abitibi, and Jean-Philippe Poulin, Steven Duguay and Art Smith, is to attract more people to the sport through online broadcasting on the HRL’s YouTube channel.
Tickets for the Régates’ pasta night can be purchased at the Maison des Régates, at 395, Victoria Street, in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield or directly at the event, on July 8. The cost is $12 (adults) and $6 for children of 11 and under.
Live entertainment, inflatable structures, music, candy booths and face painting will be available for the guests to enjoy before the free concert presented on the Loto-Québec stage. The cover band “This Side Up” will open for the La Voix 2014 finalist, Rémi Chassé.
Read the news in the Journal Saint-François: http://www.journalsaint-francois.ca/communaute/2016/6/30/un-souper-spaghetti-pour-financer-la-diffusion-des-regates.html [French version only]