River & Sky (R&S)
Shiver & Sky (S&S)
Guiding principle and understanding:
It is important to be conscious of your actions and of our environment. Take this time to enjoy yourself while being mindful of your actions and those of others. Do not overindulge. We take care of each other and the environment, and we ask that you report any activities, conduct, or conditions that may adversely affect the well being of participants. Stay hydrated, wear sunscreen, eat well, rest well, and most of all have fun. 🙂
Your participation at the R&S Festival and S&S Family Day Festival is voluntary; you hereby accept and agree to adhere to this general principle and the following ‘Rules and Principles’ at all times. If you are purchasing ticket(s) on behalf of a third party or as a gift to a third party, you are to ensure these ‘Rules and Principles’ are communicated to the beneficiary in an effective way. R&S Arts in the Woods is a not-for-profit organization: you understand and agree to save harmless the organizers (director, staff, board members, volunteers, owners of the ground and all third-parties involved in our productions) for any and all sense of dues, costs, losses and damages as well as any dues, costs, injuries, losses and damages not now known or anticipated but which may later develop or be discovered; including all the effects and consequences thereof as a result of your voluntary participation at R&S and S&S.
Rules and Principles:
- Safety first. Always assess the safety of your activities and that of your children.
- Persons under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult family member or guardian at all times;
- If you see an activity or a condition that may adversely affect the well being of participants you should inform organizers or take reasonable action to ensure your safety and that of others;
- Swim at your own risk in the designated swimming area (beach) only. The beach is unsupervised, be mindful of the river’s current;
- Slide and skate at your own risk – parents can decide if their children need to wear helmets – we would prefer to see children under 6 years of age, who are learning how to slide or skate, wearing an appropriate helmet;
- Dress appropriately. Sandals may be comfortable but we are in a forested area and trails may have trip hazards. Poison ivy and other hazards like beaver-chewed pointy stumps are present off-trail so dress and act accordingly. In Winter – wear suitable clothes to protect against frostbite;
- Campfire rings are placed in designated camping areas. Absolutely no fires outside designated areas or when a fire ban has been imposed by the organizers or the Ministry of Natural Resources. Fires must never to be left unattended. No fires are permitted to be built directly on the ice;
- Absolutely no cutting or disturbing natural vegetation. Firewood will be delivered to designated campfire areas;
- The sale, distribution, use, or facilitation of controlled substances is strictly prohibited;
- The operation of motor vehicles or likewise is strictly prohibited when under the influence of intoxicants;
- No ATV’s or motorcycles are allowed past the main gate (except staff);
- No smoking around kids and do not put butts on the ground put them in marked containers – we send them to a recycler;
- Lost wristbands will be replaced upon presentation of e-ticket and photo id and or password;
- All ticket sales are final. Absolutely no refunds will be issued;
- Wristbands must be worn at all times;
- Vehicles permitted into vehicle camping area(s) used as a sleeper, or to either store food and supplies must remain in their designated areas during the whole of the festival;
- Amplified instruments, music, voices, etc. are not permitted in the designated camping areas unless otherwise authorized by the organizers. Organizers encourage acoustic jams;
- Be mindful of “Quiet Areas”;
- Participants with day passes must leave the festival premises within an hour and a half (1.5hrs) of the campfire show ending. Participant(s) with day passes remaining beyond their authorized purchase will be expected to pay additional fees and dues. The organizers shall eject the participant(s) from the festival grounds should they refuse or if they are otherwise unable to pay the additional fees and dues;
- Absolutely no driving around the festival premises. Organizers are not responsible for any loss, damage, theft, etc. to your vehicle when on festival grounds;
- Bicycles are welcome, children must wear helmets and adults are encouraged to do same;
- Canoes and kayaks are welcome, governing legislation and regulations must be adhered to. It is the participant(s) responsibility to ensure compliance;
- Participants must wear Personal Flotation Device when using watercrafts such as but not limited to canoes, kayaks, paddleboats, etc.;
- Absolutely no motorized vehicles, watercraft, ATV’s or other, are permitted without authorization from the organizers – R&S;
- Participants’ pets are welcome but not directly in front of the main stage area; pick up after a pet is the responsibility of the pet’s owner. Participants with pets are responsible for their animals behaviour, organizers may ask for their immediate removal should they deem it necessary in the interest of other participants or the event as a whole;
- Absolutely no glass anywhere on the premises;
- Participants must recycle and separate their garbage. Esp. food waste, cans, propane cylinders, batteries, plastic containers have designated bins labelled accordingly. Please do not crush beer cans;
- Sanitary waste must be disposed of in restrooms;
- Participants agree to reimburse Fishers’ Paradise Campground owner(s) for any damage or loss of use of their property resulting from a breach of these ‘Rules and Principles’;
- Participant families are responsible for their children at all times. Participant families may be asked to leave if their children are found unattended by the organizers or if deemed necessary by organizers to do so at their discretion;
- Be advised that going barefoot or wearing open-toed footwear (sandals), although really comfy, can result in stubbed and or cut toes;
- Participants cooking at their campsites must ensure that their cooking equipment is in sound operating condition and that they follow the manufacturer’s safety & operational guidelines.
- Shiver & Sky / Winter activities require the use of helmets by kids under 6 years of age learning how to skate or slide.
These rules will also be listed in our program and will be distributed to people as they enter R&S. Key points of this waiver may be reviewed with participants as they enter the grounds.
Again, it is the purpose of this waiver/agreement to exempt, waive and relieve releasees from liability for personal injury, property damage, and wrongful death, including if caused by negligence, including the negligence, if any, of releasees. “Releasees” include River & Sky Arts in the Woods, Fishers’ Paradise, our affiliated funders, our sponsors, advertisers, and each of them, their officers, directors, agents and employees.