I acknowledge and agree that:

  1. I am participating voluntarily in the sport of canoeing organized by the Club. I agree, as a precondition to my participation in the Club, that I will be strictly bound by the terms of this Release of Liability, Waiver of Claims, Assumption of Risks and Indemnity Agreement, and Conditions of Membership.
  2. I fully understand that participating in canoe activities organized by the Club might involve inherent risks and dangers that could cause serious injury and possible death to participants.
  3. I assume responsibility for all risks, dangers and hazards related to canoeing planned by the Club.
  4. I alone am responsible for the welfare and safekeeping of myself, and any family members or guests I bring with me to Club canoeing activities.
  5. I hereby waive any and all claims which I may have against the Club, their Executive, trip leaders, trip coordinators, activity organizers, and trainers (hereafter called “Agents”), and release the Club and the Agents from all liability for injury, death, property damage or any other loss sustained by me as a result of my participation in Club canoeing activities, due to any cause what so ever, including negligence, breach of contract, or breach of any statutory or other duty of care by the Club and/or the Agents.
  6. All expenses associated with non-scheduled or emergency evacuation, rescue or first aid will be my responsibility and will not be covered by the Club or Agents. It is my responsibility to carry with me a completed and up to date “Emergency Contact Card” listing my medical conditions, medications and contact information in case of emergency.
  7. I will always wear an approved personal floatation device (PFD), fully done up, while participating in any on-water canoeing activity.
  8. It is my responsibility to ensure that I have the physical ability, swimming ability, skill level and training to participate in canoeing activities planned by the Club. This includes but is not limited to taking mandatory training for new members to acquire necessary canoeing skills, assess skill levels I currently have, and refresher training to maintain skill levels as required.
  9. I will read and abide by Club rules as set forth in the “Old Salts Seniors Canoe Club (OSSCC) Club Handbook/Rules”. (available in .pdf form on the Club Blog)
  10. I am also aware that my participation in the activities of the Club may put me at an elevated risk of contracting or being exposed to viruses or other illnesses that may be present in the general population and/or in public spaces, and that I nevertheless choose to participate in the activities and fully assume the risk of doing so. I agree to take whatever precautions necessary to protect myself and fellow Club members.