Posted By: Dr. Jason

Not long ago, Jenna, an Ambrosi Place Dental Care staff member, told us she played recreational dodgeball with her friends. She said it was an absolute blast. I went online and found and discovered it was the final day for sign up for team dodgeball. I took that to be a sign and got our office staff signed up as the Ambrosi Dental Dames.

There was much trepidation for our first game. Thankfully the organizers and representatives of Urban Rec were there to give us an orientation and review the rules and etiquette of the game. They also asked the veteran teams to go easy on us. Our nervousness quickly turned to laughter and ear-to-ear grins. It felt like being in Grade 6 again. We were truly surprised by how much fun we had.

By our second game night, enthusiasm was high and we enjoyed getting out into the community and meeting teams of other enthusiasts. We met several corporate teams who were there for team building and camaraderie, just like us. Our team became known for our enthusiasm and openness to making new friends. With a roster of five lovely dental staff and one ugly dentist, we had no trouble recruiting several male subs along the course of the season, several of which were what you might call ringers.

After 10 weeks of round robin play, and with our staff’s tenacity and the help of our imported talent, we qualified for the playoffs. We won first place in the B pool for the season. What a shock!

This was such an unexpectedly fun and integrating corporate activity. It was a great way for everyone to get to know each other and have fun doing it.

If you’re looking to switch off the TV one night a week and get off the couch, consider signing up for a recreational league sport. You can do it individually or get together with a group of friends and co-workers and get out and have fun. Like they say: If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball.

Jenna has since moved to Fort McMurray; however, we are forever grateful to her for getting us out there and having so much fun.