NOTES: This form must be signed by the participant before being allowed to board the dragon boat.
** If participant is under 18 years of age this waiver form must be signed by a parent/guardian.**
In consideration of receiving permission to board and use dragon boats for onwater sessions during 2022 and to participate in the Barrie Dragon Boat Festival and/or practice sessions prior to the Festival, I, for myself and my heirs, executors, administrators, successors and assigns hereby RELEASE, WAIVE, AND FOREVER DISCHARGE the Barrie Public Library, The Barrie Dragon Boat Festival Committee, The Corporation of the City of Barrie, Barrie’s Ribbons of Hope, Corporate Recess Barrie, Great White North Communications Inc. and all their respective directors, members, trustees, agents representatives, officers, sponsors, licensors, associations, sanctioning bodies, servants, employees, contractors, successors, coaches, instructors, steerspersons, volunteers and assigns OF AND FROM ALL claims, demands, damages, costs, expenses, actions, and causes of action, whether in law or equity, in respect of death, injury, loss or damage to my person or property HOWSOEVER CAUSED, arising or to arise by reason of my participation in the said dragon boat use, whether as a spectator, participant or otherwise, whether prior to, during or subsequent to said event and/or onwater practice sessions, AND NOTWITHSTANDING that same may have been contributed to, or occasioned by, the negligence of any of the aforesaid. I INDEMNIFY all of the aforesaid from and against any and all liability incurred by any or all of them arising as a result of, or in any way connected with, my participation in said event and/or onwater practice sessions.
I and my next of kin are duly aware of the risks and hazards inherent in both the sport of dragon boat racing and entering the premises used for the purpose of launching, docking and storing equipment used in the sport of dragon boat racing, specifically in participating in the Barrie Dragon Boat Festival 2022 and/or onwater practice sessions during 2022. I acknowledge that conditions may be hazardous and dangerous and that obstructions may exist, and that high winds may cause rough water, and that I hereby give notice that I am a competent swimmer and that I voluntarily assume all risks of loss, damage, or injury, including death, that may be sustained by me or to any property in connection with my participation in said event and/or onwater practice sessions.
By SIGNING this form, I ACKNOWLEDGE HAVING READ, UNDERSTOOD AND AGREED on the above WAIVER, RELEASE AND INDEMNITY, and I WARRANT that I am physically fit to participate in said event and/or onwater practice sessions. Further, I hereby grant full permission to any and all of the aforesaid to use any photograph, videotape, motion picture, recording or any record of the sessions for any legitimate purpose.