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Jeff Aldridge

705-220-3023 – barrie@corporaterecess.ca

Jeff has been involved with dragon boating since 2012 as a steer, paddler and coach. He’s completed the Dragon Boat Canada Community Coaching Course as well as the Competitive Coaching Course. He is a graduate from two different recreation and health programs from Georgian College Barrie and his experience working as a Fitness Instructor and with adults/kids with disabilities through sport and personal development has enriched his life in such beautiful ways. He loves having the challenge of teaching people a new skill, adapting to their learning style and watching them quickly unify with smiles. It’s being a positive contributor to such a rewarding sports that keeps bringing Jeff back. When he’s not on the water, he’s helping people 1:1 with personal development as well as producing a podcast called, “Your Favourite Life.” 

“Your life doesn’t get better by chance, it gets better by change”

Nicole emmonds

705-970-2072 – nemmonds@gmail.com

Nicole’s first experience paddling was with a community team, Cope Service Dogs, back in 2012 at the Barrie Dragon Boat Festival. Since then, Nicole has paddled with a number of teams over the years, including: The Water Warriors, That’s What She Said, PowerStrokes, the Bush Buccaneers – Paddles of Fury and the Barrie Northmen. She began coaching and steering in 2018, has completed her DBC Level 1 Community Coaching Course as well as her DBC Level 2 Competitive Coaching Course. Nicole currently serves as the Athletics Director for the Dragon Boat Barrie Club, Captains That’s What She Said women’s team and coaches the Barrie Northmen.

STEPHANIE SMITH

stephaniesmith123@hotmail.com

Stephanie has been paddling on various teams for over 9 years and has been a member of Dragon Boat Barrie for 7 years, paddling on both PaddleStrong and PowerStrokes in addition to participating every year on the women’s team.  In 2016 she attended Dragon Boat Training Camp in Orlando and completed her Level 1 – Community Coaching Course. Over the past 4 years Stephanie has expanded her paddling experiences to include coaching community teams and has been asked to substitute coach on many occasions. Stephanie is an avid paddler and is willing to help out where she can.

Jaimee Ogilvie

jaimogi.dsgn@gmail.com

Jaimee is a graphic designer during her 9-5, but dragon boating is her “fun job” that gets her away from the computer screen and outside meeting people, sharing her passion of dragon boating. She’s been on the dragon boat scene since 2013 as a paddler and steer and is now part of the team building staff with Corporate Recess. No stranger to athletics, Jaimee has spent most of her life involved in competitive sports like hockey, soccer and volleyball and still spends time volunteering and coaching girls hockey with the Barrie Sharks. “Dragon boating offers a type of team building I haven’t seen anywhere else. With every sport I’ve experienced, there’s often one person or player that’s seeking glory, there’s always a sense of self-interest involved. There’s none of that on the water. The amount of enthusiasm, support and dedication to camaraderie in dragon boating is unparalleled to anything I’ve seen in any other sport.” 

“If you’re not a little bit scared, you’re not doing it right”

Faye Baisley

fayebaisley.dragonboat@gmail.com – 647-227-4316

Faye is a national level paddler who qualified for the Club Crew World Championship in France and Sarasota. Faye has been paddling for 20+ years and has been coaching for 8+ years. Currently the Director of Coaching and Training for the Georgina Dragon Boat Club coaching many different levels and groups from youth to beginners and competitive paddlers.

Kenji masuda

705-220-8430 – kmasuda71@hotmail.com 

*ONLY AVAILABLE ON WEEKENDS

Kenji has taken the Dragon Boat Level 1 Coaching Course. He’s been involved with the Barrie Dragon Boat Festival since the first festival. He’s been the Dock Marshall of the Barrie Dragon Boat Festival for the past 5 years. He’s paddled off and on for the past couple of years now with various teams with in Barrie and teams from Toronto.

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