Canoe The Vermilion Inc
Streator, Ill. 61364
RENTERS CONTRACT, ACCEPTANCE OF RESPONSIBILITY, AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY
In consideration of the obligations
hereinafter set forth, I hereby assume all legal and monetary responsibilities and risk
for bodily injury or loss of life to myself and all other persons in my party and for my
property, their property, and all property hired or on loan from the Canoe The Vermilion
hereinafter "CTV, as a result of our use, transport, and/or possession of
equipment of any kind or description whatsoever, hired or on loan from CTV or its
employees or agents.
I hereby agree to return all equipment at the mutually set time, date, and location in the same
condition as when received. All unreturned or abandoned items will be considered lost and paid
for at that time. Life jackets will be worn at all times and not sat or knelt on. Paddles will
be used only to paddle the boat and not for poling, pushing, or prying the boat off rocks
or obstructions. The boat will not be dragged at anytime. I agree to comply with all federal,
state, and local pollution, water, camping, and fire regulations including any emergency
orders from the aforementioned. I agree not to litter, trespass, abuse property, or in any
way infringe upon the rights of other river users. I understand that "CTV"
and its employees cooperate fully with law enforcement agencies and landowners and
will not shield anyone in my group from arrest and/or prosecution for any unlawful act. I
understand that the consumption of alcoholic beverages is unsafe during any type of water
activity and that "CTV" has the right to service intoxicated persons at any time
during the trip or shuttle, to or from the river, with NO REFUNDS made. I understand that
rivers rise and fall and that conditions on rivers change; that boats do turn over and can
be pinned on obstructions and can be damaged and /or destroyed; that people do get banged
and scraped on rocks and can even drown; that trees are dangerous obstacles; that weather
conditions can include hot sun or heavy rain, lightning, hail, strong winds, and cold
temperatures and can change dramatically; and that I and those in my group may suffer
accidents, insect or animal bites, insect stings, or illness in remote places where there
are no medical facilities. I agree not to hold "CTV" or its employees
liable for injuries, loss of life, or damages because of such changes or conditions. I
understand that all these dangers and other dangers, both seen and unforeseen, can be
hazardous for even skilled paddlers. I assume for both myself and any minors in my group
all the risks involved in the use of any equipment rented or borrowed from the Livery and
agree that neither it nor its agents or employees will be held liable by me or my heirs
for any injuries, loss of life, or damages suffered. I will aid in the loading and
unloading of all my personal and rented equipment and carrying it to and from the river. I
understand that put-in and take-out times are mutually set and must be coordinated with
other people and groups. I am over eighteen years old, am physically and mentally capable
of participating in this activity as are all minors in my group, have read all of the above.
I will carefully inspect all equipment rented or loaned and acknowledge that my use of same
accepts it to be in safe and satisfactory condition. I realize the very real dangers that exist in this
activity and undertake it at my own risk. No one has minimized the hazards. I realize that this is a
self-guided trip with no lifeguards or supervision on the river. If "CTV" personnel do
accompany me or recover my boat should it become pinned on the river, I agree not to hold them or the
"CTV" liable for any injury, loss of life, and/or damages or loss of property that occurs to me,
to anyone in my party, or to "CTV" or private property.
The venue for any dispute that may arise out of this agreement
or otherwise between the parties to which "CTV" or its agents is a party shall
be in the courts of LaSalle County located in Ottawa, Illinois.
Please fill out information on back and sign. Everyone eighteen and over must sign individually.
Please list all minors in your group along with their guardians signature.
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