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Rocky Mountain Ramblers Association

The RMRA is not covered by any general liability insurance. The RMRA protects itself and all of the members of the Association from lawsuits by having all members sign a "Release of Liability, Waiver of All Possible Claims and Assumption of Risk" form. By signing this form you are agreeing not to sue either the RMRA or any of its members, agents or contractors, for any loss or damage you may suffer, whether personal injury, death or property damage, as a result of participating in any activity organized by the RMRA or its members, even if they were negligent and their negligence resulted in injury to yourself or your property or in your death.

By executing this Release of Liability, Waiver of All Possible Claims and Assumption of Risk form you are assuming both physical and legal risks.

You are advised to seek independent legal advice to completely understand the implications of this form.


Release of Liability, Waiver of All Possible Claims and Assumption of Risk

WARNING:
By signing this form you give up your right to bring a court action to recover compensation for any injury to yourself or your property. You also give up your family's right to bring an action to recover compensation as a result of your death.

By signing this form you are assuming both physical and legal risks that have potential financial implications for yourself and/or your family should you be injured or killed while participating in an Association activity.

I HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE that:

  1. I have read the Rocky Mountain Ramblers Association (the "RMRA") Outdoor Activities Guide (Oct 2000 edition) that was provided or made available to me with this Membership Application form; in particular I have carefully read the following topics of this Guide:
    • Description of outdoor activities offered by the RMRA (the "Activities"); associated Risks and Hazards;
    • RMRA Safety Policies and Guidelines;
    • Participant’s Responsibilities; Coordinator's Responsibilities; and
    • Trip Rating System.

  2. The entire content of the RMRA Outdoor Activities Guide (Oct 2000 edition) is incorporated by reference into this Release of Liability, Waiver of All Possible Claims and Assumption of Risk form and becomes part of this document.

  3. The Activities organized by the RMRA have inherent risks and I have full knowledge of the nature and extent of the risks associated with the Activities organized by the RMRA, particulars of which include but are not limited to the risks and hazards outlined in the RMRA Outdoor Activities Guide.

  4. The members of the RMRA acting as the coordinators of the Activities:
    • are not professional leaders, guides or licensed first aid attendants;
    • may not have any outdoor leadership or first aid training or experience; and
    • are not responsible for my safety or that of the children I bring while participating in any activity.

  5. Other members participating with me in the Activities are not responsible for my safety or that of the children I bring.

  6. I could suffer serious physical injury or even death as a result of participating in the Activities organized by the RMRA. If I bring children on the Activities organized by the RMRA they could also suffer serious personal injury or death.

  7. This Release of Liability, Waiver of All Possible Claims and Assumption of Risk form:
    • applies to all Activities in which I participate whether occurring in the near or distant future;
    • only has to be signed once a year in conjunction with my initial membership application or on any renewal of my membership application;
    • need not be brought to my attention each time I participate in the Activities in order to be effective; and
    • does not have to be signed for each and every Activity in which I may participate.

  8. The RMRA will not permit me to participate in any Activities unless I sign this Release of Liability, Waiver of All Possible Claims and Assumption of Risk form. The RMRA will not permit me to bring a guest or a child on any Activities unless the guest or a parent (or legal guardian) of the child signs the appropriate Release and Waiver of Liability.

  9. This Release of Liability, Waiver of All Possible Claims and Assumption of Risk shall be governed by the laws of the Province of Alberta.

Release and Waiver of Liability

In consideration of being accepted as a member of the Rocky Mountain Ramblers Association (hereinafter referred to as the "RMRA") and being permitted to participate in Activities organized or sponsored by the RMRA I acknowledge and agree as follows:


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