Corporate Recess Team Building Staff

Home Grown Here in Barrie

The Corporate Recess team building staff has spent 5+ years paddling, coaching, and steering dragon boats with paddlers of all ages.

We’re Barrie locals too! We grew up on Kempenfelt Bay and know how important Lake Simcoe is to our community. Lake Simcoe is the heart of our city, and dragon boating is the perfect opportunity to enjoy the waterfront from a new perspective.

Meet Team Jeff

Jeff Aldridge AKA Jeffosaurus Rex

Jeff has been involved with dragon boating since 2012 as a steer, paddler, & coach. He is a graduate from two different recreation and health programs from Georgian College. 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 sport that keeps bringing Jeff back.

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

meet the team Jaimee

Jaimee Ogilvie AKA Jaimodactyl

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 comradery 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”