Corporate Recess Dragon Boat Waiver

WAIVER and RELEASE for use of the Dragon Boats and participation in CORPORATE RECESS PADDLE SESSIONS 2024.

By signing this document, you will waive certain legal rights, including the right to sue. Please read carefully. 

NOTE: 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.


I am aware that participation in Dragon Boating on Kempenfelt Bay in Barrie, Ontario as well as entering and exiting the dragon boat from the Bayfield Basin Transient marina dock in Barrie, Ontario involves risks, dangers, potential injuries and hazards. For example, a boat could capsize or boats could collide in good or bad weather. You could slip on the boat seat or slip on the floating docks while entering or exiting the boat from exhaustion from paddling or water that accumulated on the dock from rain or splashing. An approved personal flotation device (“PFD”) is required to be worn by all participants at all times while on the water. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any participant that does not wear a PFD acknowledges that the decision to wear or not wear a PFD is their own. In consideration of receiving permission to board and use dragon boats for on water sessions during 2024, 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, Jeffrey Aldridge, 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 on water 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 on water practice sessions. 


I am aware that by participating in any of the above activities I am risking personal injury, death, damage to property and I freely accept and fully assume all such risks, dangers and hazards listed above.I and my next of kin are duly aware of the risks and hazards inherent in both the sport of dragon boat racing and leisure paddling and entering the premises used for the purpose of launching, docking, and storing equipment used in the sport of dragon boat paddle sessions, specifically in participating in on water practice sessions during 2024. 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 on water 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 on water 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 such as website and brand promotion and social media marketing.  

Who will be participating?

Adult  Adult and Children  

Your Information

Full Moon Paddles-Youth Paddles-Creative Expression Events (drop in improv/drum circles/open mic nights/retreats)

By clicking 'I Agree' below, you agree that you have read and agree with the terms of the waiver and that the information you provided is accurate. You furthermore agree that your submission of this form, via the 'I Agree' button, shall constitute the execution of this document in exactly the same manner as if you had signed, by hand, a paper version of this agreement.