Waivers are a very important component of protection of our club and our volunteers. Please be sure to familiarize yourself with this entire waiver process and let the Volunteer Coordinator
know if you have any questions. Also familiarize yourself with the club's waiver process.
NOTE that the club does not currently allow guests on events, so the Guest and Child waivers below are not applicable.
- The Calgary Outdoor Club has four waivers:
- Online Event Waiver - the COC has incorporated the Member Waiver into its event registration process. Members must accept the waiver as part of their event registration. There is nothing further that the event coordinator must do.
- Guest Event Waiver - to be completed prior to attendance, and submitted to the club after every event.
- Child Event Waiver - to be completed prior to attendance, and submitted every event
- Avalanche Terrain Event Waiver to be signed in addition to the Online Event Waiver for all events going into Challenging (Class 2) Terrain. You must check the
weather and avalanche bulletin before heading out, verify that all participants have completed AST1 training (or equivalent) in the past 5 years and completed a COC Transceiver
Search Practice event each season, AND test transceivers before heading out.
- Online Event Waiver can be read here
- Make sure you are familiar with all waivers and if you have any questions about the waiver content itself, please ask the Legal Coordinator, Waiver Administrator for
- If your list (Carpool List or Dtl List) says someone has not accepted the Online Event Waiver but they say they have accepted it you should apologize for the
inconvenience and explain that since the record does not show their acceptance they cannot attend the event
- If you are using the Avalanche Event Waiver for your event, be careful to check your lists and make sure that everyone has accepted the online event
waiver, any non-members sign the full Non-Member Waiver, and then EVERYONE still must sign the Avalanche Event Waiver.
- Age/Minors: We should verify age if someone looks to be around 18 because we could be in a lot of trouble if they are under 18. There is also a problem if someone
signs up a minor as his/her child when in fact they are not. In the instance of minors, we should check ID of the minor and his/her guardian.