Read Carefully - By signing, you give up all rights to litigation
TO: The Calgary Canoe Club AND TO: The City of Calgary, and the Province of Alberta.
DEFINITIONS: Canoeing and Kayaking includes Olympic Sprint, Voyageur, Dragon Boat, Outrigger, lake water practice, and volunteer, member and client activities associated with trips, courses, events, training sessions, facility use and the travel and training involved.
In consideration of the Calgary Canoe Club accepting my/our individual/family membership, and/or program registration I AGREE TO THIS RELEASE OF CLAIMS AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY in respect to Calgary Canoe Club, its officers, employees, coaches, agents, volunteers, members or representatives.
I understand that canoeing of lakes, reservoirs and rivers involves certain dangers, not all of which can be listed here. Among the more obvious and frequent are:
- Exposure to variable extremes in weather that may cause injury due to heat or cold, and which may force change of route and itinerary changes.
- Contact with and possible immersion in cold water for undetermined periods, leading to hypothermia and possible suffocation.
- Exposure to capsize, trees, rocks, rope entanglement, current weather patterns and other possible sources of “in water” injury and entrapment.
- Unfamiliar terrain and routes where paddlers could become separated from the party.
- Travel in remote locations with poor communications and inability to get rescue or medical assistance easily or quickly.
I am not relying on any oral or written statements made by the Calgary Canoe Club or its agents, whether in brochures, advertisements or in individual conversations to lead me to become involved in this program on any basis other than our assumption of the risks involved.
I accept all of the risks and the possibility of death, personal injury, property damage and loss resulting from my involvement with the program, course, activity and/or trip I am taking with the Calgary Canoe Club.
I release the Calgary Canoe Club, its officers, employees, coaches, agents, volunteers, and representatives from any and all liability for any personal injury, death, property damage or loss I may suffer as a result of my participation in any of their trips, programs or courses, for any cause whatsoever including negligence on the part of the Calgary Canoe Club, its officers, employees, coaches, agents, volunteers, or representatives whether such claim arises by contract, by tort, in equity or by reason of breach of a legal or statutory duty.
I certify that I am physically capable and fit to participate in this activity and have no medical conditions or needs other than those listed above.
I confirm that I am 18 years of age or older, and if not I will have a parent or guardian sign this waiver and release of claims.
I agree that by signing as a parent or legal guardian for a participant who is under 18 years of age I will pay for all costs incurred by the Calgary Canoe Club, its officers, employees, coaches, agents, volunteers, or representatives should a suit be launched on my child’s or charge’s behalf.
I confirm that I have read over this agreement before signing, that I understand it, and that it will be binding, not only to me, but also my heirs, next of kin, executors, administrators and assigns.
I acknowledge that Calgary Canoe Club staff have been available to fully explain the various hazards and risks associated with activities of the Calgary Canoe Club and those risks specifically associated with the program in which I, my child or charge or organization are involved.
I agree that, even though I may not live in Alberta the laws of the Province of Alberta and City of Calgary by-laws govern this waiver and release of claims and will be enforceable in any court of law.