Recently The Extraordinary Group (TEG) arranged a week long training series for Mazda who were launching their new BT-50 vehicles. It was a great priviliege to have the 250 people from the Mazda National Sales Teams having fun at Paddle Power.
TEG had organised the event to be based on an Amazing Race theme. Paddle Power was used for 2 activities - a river game and Crossbow.
Each day for 5 days, teams of up to 50 people arrived at Paddle Power to have fun and build team spirit. The teams arrived in hourly time slots and were given 35 minutes to complete their task.
Paddle Power decided to get the teams to play Blind Boater. Using our 2 person rafts, the person at the back wore a blindfold and had to paddle. The person in the front had to direct the paddler upstream a short distance, cross the river, collect a parcel from the opposite side and paddle back. It was hilarious watching them.
Those who weren't playing on the river learned to play Crossbow. We are still finding arrows stuck in trees and in the ground.
Not unexpectedly we had some good rain the one night and the river rose alarmingly. We decided to be kind and do away with the blindfolds. Also for those who were not keen to brave the river we did a fun game on the beach. Teams of 2 worked together. One was blindfolded and the other had to direct him/her through a maze of empty bottles and collect golf balls strategically placed.
Mazda Launch at Paddle Power
Sales staff from around the company arrived at Paddle Power in their BT-50s ready for fun.
Setting up in the morning
Raft under gazebo
Keeping the raft cool so it doesn't pop
Our resident monkeys
We have a large troop of monkeys who are not at all shy. They wanted to have fun too.
The teams arrive for their race
Getting ready to race.
This is hard work
We did it
Learning to use the Crossbow
The group listens intently to the Crossbow Instructors.
Moment of truth.
The guides taking a nap between groups
Avoiding the bottles
Avoiding the bottles on the beach while blindfolded.
Mazda and TEG
Mazda and their events company TEG facing off against each other.
Carry Me Home
After 5 hectic days it is all over and a gallant gent carries one exhausted lady to the car.