understand and agree that my volunteering and/or participation in events, programs, races, or activities organized, operated, conducted and/or sanctioned by the Halifax Cycling Coalition (HCC) is conditional upon my execution of this document.
1. I am aware that cycling involves the possibility of SERIOUS PHYSICAL OR MENTAL INJURY AND/OR DEATH.
2. I accept there risks, and all others arising from these events and programs, even if arising from the negligence or negligent rescue by those associated in and way with the HCC event and programs I may be involved in, that the venues at which these events and programs takes place or by those organizing, officiating, or participating in these events and programs throughout the year, including their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, servants, volunteers and representatives (the “Releasees”.)
3. I understand that all applicable rules for participation must be followed and that the SOLE RESPONSIBILITY FOR MY PERSONAL SAFETY REMAINS WITH ME, including my physical and emotional preparation and fitness to volunteer or participate in all events and programs throughout the year.
4. I understand and agree to remove myself from participation if I sense or observe and unusual hazard or unsafe condition, or if at any time, at any event or program, I feel unable or unfit to safely continue for any reason.
5. I give FULL RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY AND ALL CLAIMS that I have, or may have in the future, against the HCC, and all other Releases from all liability for any loss, damage, injury or expense that I may suffer as a result of volunteering or my participation in any part or parts of events or programs or my presence at any venue at which they may take place due to any cause whatsoever including the forms of negligence set forth in paragraph two above or from and breach of contract or statutory duty or other duty of care including any duty of care owed under the relevant Occupier’s Liability Act, on the part of the Releasees.
6. I AGREE NOT TO SUE and I further agree to INDEMNIFY AND SAVE HARMLESS the Releasees form all expenses, fees, liability or damage award or cost of any type whatsoever arising from my participation in these events or programs. I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD THIS WAIVER, RELEASE AND INDEMNITY. I am aware that by signing this agreement I waiving substantial legal rights (on my behalf and on behalf of my heirs, executors, administrators and next of kin), including giving up my right to sue.