Dragon Boat – Waiver

UBC TSC Dragon Boat Waiver

Dragon Boat Waiver

  • RELEASE OF LIABILITY, WAIVER OF CLAIMS, ASSUMPTION OF RISKS

    BY SIGNING THIS DOCUMENT YOU WILL WAIVE CERTAIN LEGAL RIGHTS,
    INCLUDING THE RIGHT TO SUE IN THE EVENT OF INJURY

    PLEASE READ CAREFULLY


  • TO: THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA, including its department of UBC ATHLETICS & RECREATION

    ASSUMPTION OF RISKS

    I am aware that participating in any UBC Thunderbirds Dragon Boat Sport Club activities involves many risks, dangers and hazards including, but not limited to: Loading and unloading equipment; collision with manmade and natural objects or equipment used in connection with boat racing; boat capsizing; the nature of the race environment and weather extremes; dangerous water conditions, including cold, waves, rapid currents, and white water, changes in the water depth and high winds; drowning; immersion in cold water; hypothermia; equipment failure, improper use of equipment; overturning or upsetting of the boat; falling from the boat while on the water; accidents while standing or walking on docks, floats or ramps; entrapment; negligence of other participants; overexertion and failure to participate safely within one’s ability or physical condition or lack of conditioning or fitness; risk of bodily injury including physical impairment and serious disability; participating with or without a certified instructor; impact or entanglement with obstructions, apparatus, equipment, surfaces or walls; defective, dangerous, or unsafe condition of the facilities or equipment; loud amplified music or instruction; theft; consumption of food and drink, whether made by professionals or by non-professionals; negligence of other participants and non-sport club members; dangerous or unsafe travel by automobile, bus, plane or other mode of transportation; severe weather conditions; unknown vehicle condition and maintenance; cancellations; and NEGLIGENCE ON THE PART OF THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA OR ITS EMPLOYEES INCLUDING THE FAILURE ON THE PART OF THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA OR ITS EMPLOYEES TO SAFEGUARD OR PROTECT ME FROM THE RISKS, DANGERS AND HAZARDS REFERRED TO ABOVE. I am also aware that the risks, dangers and hazards referred to above exist within a variety of facilities whether on campus or off campus, including but not limited to: roadways, parking areas, shower rooms, hallways, stairs, elevators, change rooms, meeting rooms, eating areas, banquet rooms, fields, campus buildings and other facilities.

    I AM AWARE OF THE RISKS, DANGERS AND HAZARDS ASSOCIATED WITH MY PARTICIPATING IN ANY UBC THUNDERBIRDS DRAGON BOAT SPORT CLUB ACTIVITIES AND I FREELY ACCEPT AND FULLY ASSUME ALL SUCH RISKS, DANGERS AND HAZARDS AND THE POSSIBILITY OF PERSONAL INJURY, DEATH, PROPERTY DAMAGE AND LOSS RESULTING THEREFROM. I am also aware that the University of British Columbia does not carry accident or medical or dental insurance on my behalf.

    RELEASE OF LIABILITY, WAIVER OF CLAIMS
    In consideration of the University of British Columbia allowing me to participating in any UBC Thunderbirds Dragon Boat Sport Club activities and permitting my use of its equipment, structures and other facilities, and for good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which is acknowledged, I hereby agree as follows:


  • TO WAIVE ANY AND ALL CLAIMS that I have or may in the future have against THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA, its Board of Governors, directors, officers, employees, agents and representatives, (all of whom are hereinafter collectively referred to as "THE RELEASEES") and TO RELEASE THE RELEASEES from any and all liability for any loss, damage, expense or injury including death that I may suffer, or that my next of kin may suffer, resulting from my participating in any UBC Thunderbirds Dragon Boat Sport Club DUE TO ANY CAUSE WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, BREACH OF CONTRACT, OR BREACH OF ANY STATUTORY OR OTHER DUTY OF CARE, INCLUDING ANY DUTY OF CARE OWED UNDER THE OCCUPIERS LIABILITY ACT, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 337, ON THE PART OF THE RELEASEES, AND ALSO INCLUDING THE FAILURE ON THE PART OF THE RELEASEES TO SAFEGUARD OR PROTECT ME FROM THE RISKS, DANGERS AND HAZARDS REFERRED TO ABOVE;


    1. This Agreement and any rights, duties and obligations as between the parties to this Agreement shall be governed by and interpreted solely in accordance with the laws of the Province of British Columbia and no other jurisdiction; and
    2. Any litigation involving the parties to this Agreement shall be brought solely within the Province of British Columbia and shall be within the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of the Province of British Columbia.

    In entering into this Agreement I am not relying upon any oral or written representations or statements made by the Releasees with respect to the safety of the participating in any UBC Thunderbirds Dragon Boat Sport Club other than what is set forth in this Agreement.

    I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THIS AGREEMENT AND I AM AWARE THAT BY SIGNING THIS AGREEMENT I AM WAIVING CERTAIN LEGAL RIGHTS WHICH I OR MY HEIRS, NEXT OF KIN, EXECUTORS, ADMINISTRATORS AND REPRESENTATIVES MAY HAVE AGAINST THE RELEASEES.