RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK AGREEMENT

 

In consideration of the participation of (PRINT FULL NAME)________________________________ (the “Participant”) in Ball Hockey (the “Activity”) at Ottawa University and the Bell Town Dome facility, Ottawa, Ontario (the “Facility”), the Participant, hereby agree as follows:

 

A. RELEASE

Each of the Participant, for itself and on behalf of its personal representatives, executors, administrators, heirs, next of kin, successors and assigns (collectively the “Releasors”), hereby remise, release and forever discharge OttawaBallHockey, Dan Gravelle, the City of Ottawa and Ottawa University, their respective affiliates and related entities, as well as each of the shareholders, directors, officers, employees, volunteers, agents, representatives, sponsors, promoters, and advertisers of all of the foregoing, and the organizers and/or promoters and/or sponsors and/or advertisers of the Activity (collectively the “Releasees”), from any and all demands, loss, liability, costs, damage, expenses (including but not limited to legal expenses and fees), actions, causes of action, suits and claims of any nature whatsoever which the Releasors (or any of them) may at any time have against the Releasees (or any of them), directly or indirectly by reason of, in respect of, connected with or arising out of:

i) any personal injury or death, or any damage to or loss of property, the Participant may sustain at or on the way to or from the Facility, in any way relating to the Participant’s participation in the Activity or part thereof, and/or in any way relating to the Participant’s presence in or at the Facility, including without limitation where such injury, death, damage or loss is due to any  latent defects in the Facility or the equipment therein or may be, or be alleged to be, caused in whole or in part by the negligence of the Releasees or any of them;

ii) the use of the Participant’s photograph, name, likeness or other identification under section B.4 of this agreement; and

iii) any medical assistance provided by the Releasees, or any of them, as referenced  in section B.3 of this agreement.

 

B. ASSUMPTION OF RISK

1.  The Participant acknowledges and agrees that the Participant’s participation in the Activity is purely voluntary.

2. The Participant is aware of and understand the inherent risks and dangers of the Activity and the Participant’s participation therein and the potential for injury which exists in connection therewith. The Participant hereby assume full responsibility for, and all risks associated with, the Activity and the Participant’s participation therein including without limitation the following:                i)  all health, physical and legal risks; and

ii) all risks of personal injury or death or damage to or loss of property, including without limitation those based upon, or relating  to, any lack of skill of the Participant or any other participant in the Activity or at the Facility or caused in whole or in part by the negligence or intentional tort of the Releasees or any of them.

3. The Participant understands and agrees that in the event of injury to the Participant:

                        i) None of the Releasees will be responsible for any decisions relating to the Participant’s medical treatment or the medical treatment itself; and

                        ii) without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Releasees will not be obligated to assist, nor are the Releasees (or any of them) qualified medical professionals and where the Releasees (or any of them) do provide such assistance, the Releasees shall have no liability whatsoever in connection therewith.


4. By participating in the Activity, each of the Participant grants its permission to the Releasees (and any of them) to take photographs of the Participant and/or to use the Participant’s name, likeness or any other identification for advertising, marketing, publicity, instructional or other purposes in connection with the Activity and/or the Facility and/or any related activity of any of the Releasees, in any medium, at any time and from time to time, without compensation and without right of prior review or approval by the Participant (except where prohibited by law). 

 

C. GENERAL

1. The Participant agrees to abide by the rules, regulations, policies and procedures of the Facility as such may be established from time to time by Facility management and/or owners and agree to use the Facility and equipment therein in a manner consistent with its intended use and application.

 

2. The Participant acknowledges:

I.                    Having been given full opportunity to read this agreement before signing it;    

II.                 having had full opportunity to ask any questions regarding the Activity;

III.                     having read and understood this agreement; and

IV.                    having been given the opportunity to review this agreement with anyone of his/her choice including a lawyer.

 

3. The Participant states that the Participant is in good physical condition, is physically fit to participate in the Activity and is not subject to any medical condition that may pose any risk of harm or disability to the Participant or others.

 

4. This agreement shall be governed by the laws of Ontario and the laws of Canada applicable therein.

 

5.  This agreement is meant to be liberally construed to protect those entities and individuals listed above to the fullest extent allowed by law.

 

Participant’s Signature: __________________________________ Date: __________________

 

Participant’s Team Name: ________________________________ Jersey # : _______________

 

Participant’s Address: ____________________________________Birth Date :______________

 

Participant’s Telephone: ________________________________

 

CONTACT INFORMATION FOR MEDICAL EMERGENCY

 

In case of an emergency, pleases provide the following contact information:

 

Name: ______________________________________ Relationship:_______________________

 

Address: _____________________________________Telephone: _______________________

 

** If, due to unforseen circumstances, a game is cancelled, an attempt to reschedule will be made. However, if this is not possible, no refunds will be issued. After the first game of the season, no refunds will be issued unless agreed upon by the team and the league convener. Post-dated cheques are NOT accepted, and any returned cheques will have a $35 service charge.