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  • Meet Jeff of Corporate Recess!

    Jeff Aldridge, Owner of Corporate Recess Team Building, has been a contributor to the Barrie Dragon Boat Festival as a Coach, Steersman and Paddler for over 10 years. As an avid traveler, he also has experience teaching Dragon Boating all over North America with a variety of national dragon boat companies.

    Jeff has found his home in Barrie and strives to promote the sport of dragon boating and all that it has to offer with camaraderie, team building, sunshine, fresh air, and highlighting local charities. When Jeff is not on the water, he manages his second business called, Your Favourite Life, where he mentors individuals 1:1 with Personal Development Strategies, as well as hosts a podcast with local community members about growth, creativity and adventure. 

    Jeff’s enthusiasm for dragon boating is contagious, and he has built his business around introducing others to the joy of the sport, with a special focus on team building. His many years with the festival has made him an expert, and we are so happy to have him join us as a community partner this season!

    Corporate Recess offers a unique team building experience by teaching the sport of dragon boating. They coach and teach dragon boating to help companies, sports teams, students, and community members improve their teamwork, confidence, leadership, and health, while paddling together in a traditional dragon boat in Barrie, Ontario. Corporate Recess also blends and incorporates different styles of team building such as “improv and drama” ice breakers or offers these specific programs separately. 

     Give Jeff a wave if you see him down by the docks this summer!