I wish to participate in the Making Connections Ride benefiting Youth Unlimited | YFC Highlands (Highlands Youth for Christ) scheduled to take place throughout the month of July 2021. I agree to abide by all rules, regulations and event instructions of the Event, as well as all applicable municipal and provincial laws and regulations.
I understand that participating in such an event, using public streets and public and private facilities is a potentially hazardous activity and can result in serious personal injury or death. I am aware of and expressly assume all risks associated with participating in this Event, including, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, falls, contact with other persons, objects and vehicles, exposure to viruses, bacteria, and disease, the effects of weather, traffic, and the conditions of the streets, and I assert that my participation in the Event is voluntary.
I understand and acknowledge that I am deciding myself, in my sole and absolute discretion, the route that I take and the distance I ride, including starting and ending locations, as part of my participation in the Event. I understand and acknowledge that neither the Event organizers nor any other person associated with the Event, including the Releasees (as that term is defined herein below), have any control over the route I choose to take or distance I choose to ride and do not make any warranties or assurances as to the safety, terrain, or accessibility of any route.
In consideration for being permitted to participate in the Event, I, for myself and for anyone entitled to act on my behalf, hereby waive and release, from any and all claims for injuries, losses, and damages I may have arising out of the Event or my participation in the Event: the Making Connections Ride, Highlands Youth for Christ, any beneficiaries, sponsors, officials, participating clubs, communities, organizations, friends of the Event, Crew Members, consultants, participants, third-party vendors, government or public entities, the owners and operators of any venue(s) I may access, utilize or engage with in connection with my participation in the Event, and each of their respective affiliates, successors, officers, directors, employees, volunteers, agents, and representatives (collectively, the “Releasees”).
I intend by this Waiver and Release to release, in advance, and to waive my rights and to discharge all of the Releasees, from all claims for damages for death, personal injury or property damage that I may have, or which may hereafter accrue to me, as a result of my participation in the Event, and arising from any action or omission whatsoever, including without limiting the generality of the foregoing, negligence, gross negligence, carelessness, or recklessness on the part of any of the Releasees, from dangerous or defective streets, facilities, property or equipment owned, maintained, controlled or used by them or because of their possible liability without fault. I further agree to indemnify the Releasees from all claims for losses or damages for death, personal injury or property damage made by any third party, caused by or arising out of, in whole or in part, my actions or omissions.
I understand and agree that this Waiver and Release is binding on my heirs, assigns, and legal representatives.
I attest that I am physically capable of, and have sufficiently trained for, completing each respective element of the Event. If I am aware of or under treatment for any physical infirmity, disorder, ailment, or illness, my medical care provider has been apprised of, and has approved of, my participation in the Event. I acknowledge that I, and I alone, am solely responsible for my personal health and safety, and for the personal property I bring with me. I also acknowledge that no medical personnel or facilities will be provided by the Event or its organizers and that I, and I alone, am responsible for seeking treatment in the event of illness or injuries suffered by me during the Event and for paying the costs of any such medical treatment.
I agree that my participation in the Event is subject to the sole discretion of the organizers of the Event, and that my participation may be limited or terminated, with or without cause.
I represent and warrant that I will be at least 13 years old at the time of the Event. If I am under the age of 18, I understand I MUST have a guardian accompany me on the Event as a fellow, registered participant.
I understand that the Event may be delayed, postponed or canceled due to circumstances or occurrences not under the control of the Event organizers, including without limitation, adverse weather, acts of God, fires, floods, explosions, riots, wars, sabotage, terrorism, vandalism, accidents, epidemics, pandemics, governmental acts, injunctions, strikes and other like events. I understand that the Event may be delayed, postponed or canceled if recommended by government or healthcare professionals.
I understand that all donations processed by the Highlands Youth for Christ donation office are non-refundable and non-transferable, even if I do not participate in the Event for any reason whatsoever.
I give permission to the Making Connections Ride, Highlands Youth for Christ, and each of their respective affiliates, subsidiaries and agents, for the free use of my name, photograph, voice, or likeness, in any broadcast, telecast, advertising promotion, or other account of the Event or marketing or promotion for future or similar events, and waive any rights of privacy I may have in that regard, and I understand and consent that I will periodically be receiving communications related to my participation in the Event, including electronically.
I grant the Event organizers a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, transferable, sublicensable right and license to use, reproduce, adapt, modify, distribute, translate, publish, create derivative works based on, perform, display and otherwise exploit any content, in whole or in part, I provide or make available to any website, social media account or page or services operated by the Event organizers (“Services”). I represent and warrant that I have all authority necessary to grant such license and that my content: (i) does not infringe, violate, misappropriate or otherwise conflict with the rights of any third party; and (ii) complies with all applicable laws and regulations. I understand that I am solely liable for all content I provide or otherwise make available to or through the Services and I agree not to use the Services to: (i) upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any content that (a) is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortuous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable; (b) is harmful to minors in any way; (c) facilitates gambling, gaming, lotteries, raffles, contests, sweepstakes and/or any other activity featuring the award of a prize; (d) impersonates any person or entity, or falsely states or otherwise misrepresents my affiliation with any person or entity; (e) I do not have a right to make available or that infringes upon any person or entity’s patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other intellectual property or proprietary rights; or (f) contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment; (ii) interfere with or disrupt the Services or servers or networks connected to the Services, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Services; or (iii) intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable law or regulation.
THIS WAIVER AND RELEASE SHALL BE INTERPRETED AND THE RIGHTS OF THE PARTIES DETERMINED UNDER THE LAWS OF THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO. THE ONTARIO COURTS SHALL HAVE EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION FOR ANY DISPUTE ARISING UNDER, OR PERTAINING TO, THIS WAIVER AND RELEASE.
I have carefully read this Waiver and Release and fully understand its contents. I am aware that this is a release of liability and a binding contract between myself and the persons and entities mentioned above, and I sign it of my own free will. I understand that I am giving up substantial rights, including my right to sue. I acknowledge that I am signing this Waiver and Release freely and voluntarily, and intend by my signature for this to be a complete and unconditional release of all liability to the greatest extent allowed by law.