teamwork. trust. confidence.


What’s Dragon Boating?

Dragon boating is an traditional Chinese sport over 2000 years old. With a crew of 10-20 paddlers, a drummer, and a steersperson, each team paddles a boat over 40 ft long, weighing over a tonne typically in a race with 4-6 other boats. Dragon boating is currently the fastest growing water sport in the world.

As Barrie locals that grew up on Kempenfelt Bay, we know how much Barrie residents love Lake Simcoe. More than anything, we LOVE dragon boating, and we just want to share its magic with the community in Barrie.

Dragon boating is one of the few sports where in order to succeed- you must compete, work, and rally to meet your goals- together. It’s team building in it’s rawest form. Every single person is equally important and everyone has the same job- to paddle in unison. That’s why dragon boating is one of the best activities to foster communication, camaraderie, and confidence for your team – you work together, or you’re in deep water!

Why Team Building?

Are you seeking team building Barrie opportunities? Whether you’re a Barrie business looking for a fun team outing, looking to strengthen harmony in the workplace, a sports team, birthday party, or just a group of people looking to try something new- Corporate Recess offers a local, fun, and rewarding experience for everyone.

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Benefits of Dragon Boat Team Building:

  • new, exciting, and different
  • fresh air, sunny skies, and a cool lake breeze
  • motivational physical activity- cheer each other on while paddling
  • mutual feeling of accomplishment and pride
  • fosters responsibility, trust, and morale amongst team members
  • ultimate teamwork required – you paddle together or fail!





What is Corporate Recess?

Corporate Recess offers a unique team building experience by teaching team members the sport of dragon boating. We coach and teach dragon boating to help companies, sports teams, students, and community members improve their teamwork, confidence, leadership, health, while paddling together in a traditional dragon boat in Barrie, Ontario. Corporate Recess is the best team building Barrie has to offer!

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Not just businesses!

Calling all squads, units, travelling bands, and parties – we work with everyone!

We work with sports teams, clubs, or just groups of people looking to try something new- Corporate Recess promises an exciting afternoon of fun and learning.



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