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FIELD TRIP PARTICIPATION WAIVER

(2022-2023 Academic Year)


RELEASE OF ALL CLAIMS, WAIVER OF LIABILITY, ASSUMPTION OF RISKS & COSTS WARNING!

By completing and submitting this form you give up your right to bring a lawsuit or court action to recover compensation for any injury or loss to yourself or to your property, and the right of your personal representative to bring an action to recover compensation for your death, injury or other damages arising from participation in activities in Olds College courses. Signature of Parent or Legal Guardian is required if the Participant is under the age of eighteen (18).

Student Information

Name*
Date of Birth*

Optional Emergency Contact Infomation

Name

Program Information

Release of Rights & Claims, Waiver of Liability, Assumption of Risks & Costs


This form must be completed in order to take part in any trips.

You are entitled to get your own legal advice before signing.

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE SIGNING



I, being of sound mind and the age of majority, and in consideration of being permitted to participate in activities which are part of the Olds College program of study in which I am registered (hereinafter referred to as the “Activity”), do hereby acknowledge and agree to this Release of Claims, Waiver of Liability, Assumption of Risks & Costs (herein collectively called the “Release”) as follows:


1. I irrevocably agree to RELEASE, SAVE HARMLESS AND INDEMNIFY Olds College, its Board of Governors, officers, employees, invitees, agents, representatives, officials, servants, successors, assigns, and independent contractors (herein collectively called the “ Agents”) from and against all claims, actions, causes of action, costs, expenses and demands and liabilities of any nature or kind whatsoever and howsoever caused, arising out of, or in connection with each and either of,

a. my taking part in the Activity; and,

b. my travel to and from the Activity.

2. I irrevocably agree to pay the cost of any medical attention or services rendered to me or for my benefit while participating in the Activity, or thereafter, including, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, any emergency evacuation of my person and belongings, that may become necessary, notwithstanding that the evacuation may have been contributed to or occasioned by any act, or failure to act, by the Agents or any of them, including, without limitation, negligence of Olds College or of any one or more of the other Agents.

3. I acknowledge and accept all of the risks, both inherent, and as may otherwise be associated with my participation in the Activity, and I expressly acknowledge the risk and possibility of personal injury, death, property damage, or loss resulting from my participation; and, I unconditionally agree, and do hereby, assume and accept all those risks.

4. I hereby waive any obligation or duty of the Agents to notify me of any circumstances, conditions, danger or otherwise, regarding the Activity, or affecting my participation in the Activity.

Are you currently 18 years old or older?*
Is this an International Field Trip?*

By signing this form, you give up your right to bring a lawsuit or court action to recover compensation for any injury or loss to yourself or to your property, and the right of your personal representative to bring an action to recover compensation for your death, injury, or other damages arising from participation in Olds College Activities outside of Canada. 

I, understand that international travel and activities involve risks and hazards. These may include, but are not limited to, the following: 

  • Risks involved in traveling to, within, and returning from, international locations; 
  • Theft or loss of personal belongings; 
  • Higher level of violence and crime than Canada; 
  • Diseases which are not common in Canada; 
  • Road system or transportation system that may be of a lower standard than Canada; 
  • Homesickness; 
  • Cultural differences; 
  • Lower safety standards; 
  • Pollution levels, environmental standards, and air and water quality that is different than in Canada; 
  • Different standards of living, poverty levels, socio-economic levels, and education levels than in Canada 
  • Different standards of design, safety and maintenance of buildings, public places and conveyances; 
  • Foreign laws, restrictions and regulations; 
  • Medical facilities which may be of a lower standard than those in Canada and health and safety standards that differ from those in Canada; 
  • Natural disasters and local weather conditions; and/or 
  • Risks or hazards as a result of past or present military activity, political unrest or terrorist activities. 
I recognize that international travel may subject me to potential risks, illnesses, injuries and even death. I have made my own investigation of these risks, understand these risks and assume them knowingly and willingly.*
I acknowledge that it is my responsibility to take every precaution to safeguard my person and to protect my personal belongings from damage or theft.*
I understand that it is my responsibility to have appropriate documentation, vaccinations, travel insurance, emergency contact information, and access to funds. *
I recognize that it is my obligation to conduct myself in a manner compatible with local laws and regulations. I understand that it is also my obligation to conduct myself in a manner compatible with Olds College’s Code of Conduct. It is my responsibility to become informed of, and abide by, all such laws, regulations, and standards. *

I have carefully read this RELEASE, and I understand it. I acknowledge and agree that by entering into this RELEASE and signing it, I am not relying on any oral or written representation or statements made by Olds College or the other Agents, including those made in any publications, brochures or calendars issued by Olds College or the other Agents, to inform me of, or to induce me to undertake, the Activity.

I confirm that I have been advised that this document seriously affects my rights, and that I have been advised to get my own legal advice before I sign this agreement.

This RELEASE shall be interpreted pursuant to laws of the Province of Alberta, and shall bind my heirs, next of kin, personal representatives, executors, administrators, and assigns.

Name
Today's Date
Use your mouse or finger to draw your signature above

Olds College complies with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act of Alberta. Information collected on this form is used in the normal course of College operations in accordance with this legislation. If you have any questions about the collection and use of this information, please contact the FOIP Coordinator.


For more information please consult Policy D40 Student Trips

Please have this Section Completed by your Parent or Guardian

I have carefully read this RELEASE, and I understand it. I acknowledge and agree that by entering into this RELEASE and signing it, I am not relying on any oral or written representation or statements made by Olds College or the other Agents, including those made in any publications, brochures or calendars issued by Olds College or the other Agents, to inform me of, or to induce me to undertake, the Activity.

I confirm that I have been advised that this document seriously affects my rights, and that I have been advised to get my own legal advice before I sign this agreement.

This RELEASE shall be interpreted pursuant to laws of the Province of Alberta, and shall bind my heirs, next of kin, personal representatives, executors, administrators, and assigns.

Student Name*
Parent/Guardian Name
Today's Date
Use your mouse or finger to draw your signature above

Olds College complies with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act of Alberta. Information collected on this form is used in the normal course of College operations in accordance with this legislation. If you have any questions about the collection and use of this information, please contact the FOIP Coordinator.


For more information please consult Policy D40 Student Trips