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I recognize that the use of the facilities and services available at the Ottawa New Edinburgh Club as well as sailing, kayaking, rowing, tennis, and related activities involve potential risks. I undertake, in my personal capacity and those whom I represent, have custody, my heirs and assigns, to indemnify and save harmless the Ottawa New Edinburgh Club, its officers, employees, coaches, independent contractors and other representatives, their successors, heirs and assigns, from and against all claims, damages, loss, costs and expenses relating to any injury including death, or loss of or damage to my or third party's property and arising out of being incidental to my presence at the Club or the practice of the activities mentioned hereinabove.


We respect the privacy of our members and participants. Personal information is collected for the purposes of communicating information on club activities, membership, day camps, events, programs as well as health, safety and registration issues. Personal information collected is never sold. Our membership in national and provincial sport organizations may require us to share member information with these organizations. For example, rowing membership and participant information is shared with Rowing Canada and ROWONTARIO so that these organizations can ensure regatta eligibility and promote the sport. Similarly, sailing membership and participant information is shared with Sail Canada and Ontario Sailing.


In order to help mitigate the risk of COVID-19 transmission at the Ottawa New Edinburgh Club (“ONEC”), I CONFIRM THAT I HAVE REVIEWED the ONEC COVID-19 Policy (“Policy”) and supporting instruments, which have been made available to me via the ONEC website, and that I WILL ABIDE BY the relevant procedures applicable to me as set in the Policy and supporting instruments.


Release of Liability/Assumption of Risk

In consideration of being allowed to participate in ONEC activities and events, I acknowledge, appreciate, and agree that:

Participation includes possible exposure to and illness from infectious diseases including but not limited to MRSA, influenza, and COVID-19. While particular rules and personal discipline may reduce this risk, the risk of serious illness and death does exist; and, I HAVE READ THIS RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK AGREEMENT, FULLY UNDERSTAND ITS TERMS, UNDERSTAND THAT I HAVE GIVEN UP SUBSTANTIAL RIGHTS BY SIGNING IT, AND SIGN IT FREELY AND VOLUNTARILY WITHOUT ANY INDUCEMENT.



This is to certify that I, as parent/guardian, with legal responsibility for this participant, have read and explained the provisions in this waiver/release to my child/ward including the risks of presence and participation and his/her personal responsibilities for adhering to the rules and regulations for protection against communicable diseases. Furthermore, my child/ward understands and accepts these risks and responsibilities. I for myself, my spouse, and child/ward do consent and agree to his/her release provided above for all the RELEASEES and myself, my spouse, and child/ward do release and agree to indemnify and hold harmless the RELEASEES for any and all liabilities incident to my minor child’s/ward’s presence or participation in these activities as provided above, EVEN IF ARISING FROM THEIR NEGLIGENCE, to the fullest extent provided by law.


I KNOWINGLY AND FREELY ASSUME ALL SUCH RISKS, both known and unknown, EVEN IF ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES or others, and assume full responsibility for my participation; and,


I willingly agree to comply with the stated and customary terms and conditions for participation as regards protection against infectious diseases. If, however, I observe any unusual or significant hazard during my presence or participation, I will remove myself from participation and bring such to the attention of the nearest official immediately; and,


I, for myself and on behalf of my heirs, assigns, personal representatives and next of kin, HEREBY RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS ONEC, its officers, officials, agents, and/or employees, other participants, sponsoring agencies, sponsors, advertisers, and if applicable, owners and lessors of premises used to conduct the event (“RELEASEES”), WITH RESPECT TO ANY AND ALL ILLNESS, DISABILITY, DEATH, or loss or damage to person or property, WHETHER ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF RELEASEES OR OTHERWISE, to the fullest extent permitted by law.


In recognition of the potential seriousness of a concussion, I, commit to following the concussion protocols and expectations highlighted below.


I will help prevent concussions by: 

  • Wearing the proper equipment for my sport and wearing it correctly. 

  • Developing my skills and strength so that I can participate to the best of my ability.

  • Respecting the rules of my sport or activity. 


My commitment to fair play and respect for all (respecting other individuals, coaches, team trainers and officials).


I will care for my health and safety by taking concussions seriously, and I understand that: 

  • A concussion is a brain injury that can have both short- and long-term effects. 

  • Ablow to my head, face or neck, or a blow to the body that causes the brain to move around inside the skull may cause a concussion. 

  • I don’t need to lose consciousness to have had a concussion.

  • I have a commitment to concussion recognition and reporting, including self-reporting of possible concussion and reporting to a designated person when an individual suspects that another individual may have sustained a concussion. (Meaning: If I think I might have a concussion I should stop participating in further training, practice or competition immediately, or tell an adult if I think another athlete has a concussion). 

  • Continuing to participate in further training, practice or competition with a possible concussion increases my risk of more severe, longer lasting symptoms, and increases my risk of other injuries. 

  • I will not hide concussion symptoms. I will speak up for myself and others.

  • I will not hide my symptoms. I will tell a coach, official, team trainer, parent or another adult I trust if I experience any symptoms of concussion. 

  • If someone else tells me about concussion symptoms, or I see signs they might have a concussion, I will tell a coach, official, team trainer, parent or another adult I trust so they can help.

  • I understand that if I have a suspected concussion, I will be removed from sport and that I will not be able to return to training, practice or competition until I undergo a medical assessment by a medical doctor or nurse practitioner and have been medically cleared to return to training, practice or competition.  

  • I have a commitment to sharing any pertinent information regarding incidents of removal from sport with the athlete’s school and any other sport organization with which the athlete has registered. (Meaning: If I am diagnosed with a concussion, I understand that letting all of my other coaches and teachers know about my injury will help them support me while I recover.)

  • I will take the time I need to recover, because it is important for my health. 

  • I understand my commitment to supporting the return-to-sport process. (I will have to follow my sport organization’s Return-to-Sport Protocol)

  • I understand I will have to be medically cleared by a medical doctor or nurse practitioner before returning to training, practice or competition.

  • I will respect my coaches, team trainers, parents, health-care professionals, and medical doctors and nurse practitioners, regarding my health and safety. 



By AGREEING HERE, I acknowledge that I have fully reviewed and commit to this Concussion Code of Conduct.



You can return to your registration page to acknowledge your agreement to the above terms & conditions and complete the registration process.

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