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The Régates de Valleyfield is the major event of the City of Salaberry-de-Valleyfield. The socio-economic spinoffs are very important, however, the impacts on the environment are the subject of many discussions. In order to reduce environmental impacts and improve economic, social and cultural benefits, the Régates de Valleyfield organization has embarked on an eco-responsible approach. In this approach, our team wishes to improve our practices during our festival, but also internally, throughout the year. 
Our purpose: To develop, organize and present hydroplane races and a cultural component.
  • The Régates de Valleyfield is committed to better understanding environmental issues and opportunities for innovative solutions related to its activities, to finding solutions and committed partners to implement them with.
  • The Régates is also committed to raising awareness and mobilizing its employees, partners and all stakeholders in this process to ensure its success.
  • Communication
  • Respect
  • Being positive
  • Being creative
  • Teamwork
  • Protection of the environment
  • Participation and commitment
  • Responsible production and consumption
  • Awareness and education
  • Humility and transparency
  • Installation of sorting stations (composting, garbage cans and recycling) on our site 
  • Use of a reusable glass system with deposit. Over 10,000 single-use drinking glasses avoided on our site in 2023.
  • Significant reduction in printed promotional documents
  • Water troughs on site to encourage festival-goers to fill their reusable water bottles.
  • Use of reusable, recyclable or compostable tableware.
  • Bronze level "Clean Regatta" classification from Sailors for the Sea achieved.

The Régates de Valleyfield sustainability policy applies to the entire Régates de Valleyfield event, including the launch of the program, the music portion and the racing portion.


This policy applies to all departments involved in the Régates de Valleyfield event and also to business and management practices in the office. All employees, permanent and seasonal, are subject to it.


The policy also affects the involvement of volunteers and members of the Board of Directors. Partners, suppliers and sponsors will also be invited to contribute to the implementation of this policy. The Régates de Valleyfield would like them to contribute to the achievement of the objectives and targets.

  • Better management of residual materials
  • Increase positive social, economic and cultural impacts and promote accessibility
  • Participate in reducing the impact on the physical environment
  • Procure responsibly
  • Reduce the impact of travel and other sources of GHG emissions
  • Better manage water and energy