ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF RISK
Dynamo Fencing Club Inc (“DFC”) activities include all activities related to the sport of fencing including training and competition. Dynamo Fencing training may take place in all settings and includes the DFC premises, indoor or outdoor locations (i.e. schools, recreational centres, gyms, etc.) and includes activities including but not limited to stretching/warm up activities, fencing games, lessons, mental training, sparring, practise and competitive matches.
As a combat sport I acknowledge that engaging in activities at DFC require a degree of skill and knowledge different than regular sports and activities and therefore participants have additional responsibilities to act prudently and carefully. Certain hazards and risks are inherent to the Activities at DFC and eliminating the hazards and risks would compromise the unique character of the fencing experience. These inherent hazards and risks can result in loss, or damage to equipment, personal property, or injury, illness or death.
In addition to the hazards and risks described above, the hazards and risks of the Activities may also include, but are not limited to, the following: acts of you or other participants (including from the failure of other participants to follow instructions or obey safety regulations), manufacturers defects or malfunctions in equipment, consumption of food and drink, fire, first aid, emergency treatment, or other services provided. All participants must obey all DFC rules, DFC code of conduct, and staff instruction, stay in designated areas at all times and not venture into the field of play without permission and without wearing fully protective fencing equipment including clothing and mask.
NOTICE TO PARENT//GUARDIAN
It is a condition to my Child’s participation in the Activities, that you, the undersigned Parent/Guardian of the Child, must carefully read and understand this document, read and understand the DFC rules, DFC code of conduct and sign this Acknowledgement of Risk to acknowledge that you have read and understand it and that you understand that your Child’s participation in the Activities will expose your Child to risks of harm.
PARENT/GUARDIAN RESPONSIBILITY OF CHILD
I, the undersigned Parent/Guardian of the Child under 19 years old, understand and accept that, in respect of participation in the Activities, it is my responsibility (1) to ensure that I consider and understand the risks, dangers, hazards and potential harm inherent in the Activities, (2) to determine, taking into consideration those risks and my Child’s behavioural characteristics, physical health and abilities, should be allowed to participate in the Activities, (3) to have read any clothing and protective equipment list provided by DFC, and I accept full responsibility for inadequate clothing or equipment and for clothing and equipment which I fail to provide to my Child, (4) to contact the staff of DFC to more fully explain to the nature and physical demands of the Activities and the risks, dangers, hazards and potential harm inherent in the Activities.
AWARE OF RISKS
I AM AWARE OF AND NOW FREELY ACCEPT THE RISKS TO THE CHILD IN CONNECTION WITH PARTICIPATION IN THE ACTIVITIES, INCLUDING AS FOLLOWS:
Inherent risks related to sport and in fencing and the participation in the fencing Activities, even if the participant possesses behavioural characteristics, physical health and abilities appropriate for the Activities, poses risks of harm to the participant.
the nature of the Activities are such that DFC cannot identify all risks associated with the Activities and cannot guarantee that DFC staff participating in the Activities will not make errors therein or that other children participating in the activities will not cause injuries therein that staff can or might be able to prevent.
I, THE UNDERSIGNED PARENT/LEGAL GUARDIAN, HEREBY CONSENT TO THE CHILD’S PARTICIPATING IN THE ACTIVITIES.
In signing this document and permitting the Child to participate in the Activities, I do not rely upon any oral and written statements, promises or other communications made by DFC other than set out in this document. This document will be exclusively governed by and interpreted in accordance with the law of British Columbia and no court outside British Columbia will have any jurisdiction over this Consent, the Activities, or any other matter arising from them.