Sponsorships and Community Partners

The Barrie Public Library is proud to work with an incredible group of sponsors and community partners through the Barrie Dragon Boat Festival each year 

We are currently seeking sponsors and community partners for the 2023 Festival taking place on Saturday, August 19, 2023.  

To start a conversation about opportunities with the Barrie Dragon Boat Festival, please email dragonboat@barrielibrary.ca or call 705-728-1010 ext. 2230. 


Current Sponsors and Community Partners

Corporate Recess

The Barrie Public Library is excited to continue working with community partner, Corporate Recess, to facilitate this summer’s practice season. Owner Jeff Aldridge has been a contributor to the Barrie Dragon Boat Festival as a coach, steer, and paddler for over a decade!   

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. 

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 have made him an expert, and we are so happy to have him join us as a community partner again this season.  

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

Check out Corporate Recess online for more information about all the opportunities offered by Jeff and his team.