Please read the following waiver carefully:
In consideration of being allowed to participate in any way in the Association de Ultimate de Montréal (AUM) sports, programs, related events and activities (‘‘AUM activities’’), I hereby acknowledge and willingly agree that:
Given that the AUM offers AUM activities at varied and dispersed locations, and does not have officials such as referees at the games, it falls to the captains and players of the teams participating in the game to be responsible for the safety of the site at which they are playing. Captains and players are jointly responsible to examine the field of play before their game begins, to determine if it is safe. They are responsible for taking appropriate action if they feel that their safety is being compromised by playing on what they consider an unsafe field; this includes but is not limited to the refusal, as a team or individually, to play on a site they deem to be potentially hazardous. The AUM never forces its members to play when they are not comfortable doing so; games can easily be rescheduled.
While participating in AUM activities, all players have the duty to take reasonable efforts to ensure their own safety, the safety of their teammates, and the safety of the opposing players. This includes but is not limited to the refusal, as a team or individually, to play against an opponent they feel is playing in an unsafe manner, and forcing a teammate to stop playing if s/he is alleged to be playing in an unsafe manner by a teammate or by a member of the opposing team acting in good faith. Captains have the additional duty to discuss any safety issues with the captain from the opposing team, where (a) a teammate requests that such a discussion be held; and/or (b) when the captain deems that it is necessary to do so.
I, as a member of and a player participating in AUM activities in the Montreal region, acknowledge that there is a risk of being injured while playing any sports, including the game of Ultimate, and that the AUM does not warrant or guarantee the quality or condition of any playing fields and other facilities, and, accordingly, I agree that I will not conduct myself in a dangerous or reckless manner while participating in any AUM activities, will comply with the rules of activities, including the game of Ultimate, and will, and do hereby, accept full responsibility for (a) the risk of any personal injury or harm experienced by me if not caused by another player in a reckless or dangerous manner; and (b) any personal injury or harm caused by me to others if done so in a reckless or dangerous manner while playing or participating in AUM activities.
I acknowledge that the AUM occasionally issues directions, orders and regulations for the use of playing fields and other facilities, for the rules of sports, including Ultimate, and for the conduct of members and others while on or about the Ultimate playing fields and that such directions, orders and regulations are reasonable, and, accordingly, I hereby agree to comply with all such directions, orders and regulations issued by the AUM.
I, in consideration of my membership in the AUM and my participation in AUM activities, do hereby release and forever discharge the AUM, its directors, officers, employees, volunteers and other representatives from any and all damages, costs and claims for any present or future damage or injury, however grievous or serious it may be, which I may suffer or which any person under my care may suffer as a result of or arising from my participation in AUM activities and my use of any facility of the AUM and, further, I do hereby agree to indemnify and save the AUM, its directors, officers, employees, volunteers and other representatives harmless from and against any and all damages, costs and claims whatsoever which may arise from or as a result of any damage or injury, however grievous or serious it may be, which I may negligently or willfully cause to others during my participation in AUM activities, and my use of any facility of the AUM.
I agree to play fairly and by the rules and uphold the Spirit of the Game, while having regard to the safety and the enjoyment of other members.
I hereby authorize and give my full consent to the AUM to copyright and/or publish any and all photographs, videotapes and/or film in which I appear while attending any AUM activities. I further agree that the AUM may transfer, use or cause to be used, these photographs, videotapes, or films for any exhibitions, public displays, publications, commercials, art and advertising purposes, and television programs without limitations or reservations.