What we're about

A group for people who always felt they were born at the wrong age in time, people who wished they were born at a different time where problems where solved on the field of honor.

But what the fudge is swordplay you ask?!

Swordplay is when a bunch of friends grab training foam swords and spend the day fighting each other to burn some carbs. no drama, no awkward silences and most important no fatal wounds!

For 4 years I have run a similar group in Brazil and let me tell you one thing nothing builds a friendship like fiery heartwarming forge of the battlefield!

Seems awesome but how do I join?
Simply show up at the meetup place at the scheduled time, we have a great selection of weapons to chose from, Swords, Spears, Great-swords, Shields or for those less melee oriented the trusty Bow and Arrow, all borrowed to you free of charge just pick your style and find a match!

The rules are simple if you get hit in the arm you cant move that arm if you get hit in the leg you cant move that leg, if you get hit in the chest you die, head and sensitive areas are off limits, hit the enemy and don`t get hit and you won the match, simple like that!

Hope you join our band soon!
Until then get practicing unless you want your team-mates to do all of the fighting for you.

By attending any of our events you agree to the following:

RELEASE OF LIABILITY, WAIVER OF CLAIMS, ASSUMPTION OF RISKS AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT (hereinafter referred to as the “Release Agreement”) BY ATTENDING EVENTS ON THIS GROUP YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU AGREE TO THIS DOCUMENT AND THAT YOU WILL WAIVE OR GIVE UP CERTAIN LEGAL RIGHTS, INCLUDING THE RIGHT TO SUE OR CLAIM COMPENSATION FOLLOWING AN ACCIDENT PLEASE READ CAREFULLY!

Vancouver Swordplay Meetup.(VSM) (to be referred to as “organization”) and its (their) organizers, members, successors and assigns (all of whom are hereinafter referred as “the Releasees”)

“SPORT ACTIVITIES”:Swordplay (to be referred to as “SPORT” in this documents)

DEFINITION

In this Release Agreement, the term “SPORT” shall include all activities, events or services provided, arranged, organized, conducted, sponsored or authorized by the Releasees and shall include, but is not limited to: “SPORT”; “SPORT” rental; orientational and instructional courses, seminars and sessions; travel, transport and accommodation; and other such activities, events and services in any way connected with or related to “SPORT”.

ASSUMPTION OF RISKS

I am aware that “SPORT” involves many risks, dangers and hazards. The risks, dangers and hazards, including but not limited to: loss of balance; difficulty or inability to control one’s speed and direction; variation or steepness in terrain; rapid or uncontrolled acceleration on hills and inclines; mechanical failure of equipment; variation or changes in the playing surface including rocks, gravel; changing weather conditions; exposure to temperature extremes or inclement weather; travel or transport to and from the sites used for “SPORT”; travel on highways and backcountry roads; encounters with domestic and wild animals including dogs, bears and cougars; collision with pedestrians, motor vehicles, cyclists and other players; failing to play safely or within the limitations of one’s own abilities, negligence of other participants; and NEGLIGENCE ON THE PART OF THE RELEASEES, INCLUDING THE FAILURE ON THE PART OF THE RISKS RELEASEES TO SAFEGUARD OR PROTECT ME FROM THE RISKS, DANGERS AND HAZARDS OF “SPORT”.

I AM AWARE OF THE RISKS, DANGERS AND HAZARDS ASSOCIATED WITH “SPORT” AND I FREELY ACCEPT AND FULLY ASSUME ALL SUCH RISKS, DANGERS AND HAZARDS AND THE POSSIBILITY OF PERSONAL INJURY, DEATH, PROPERTY DAMAGE OR LOSS RESULTING THEREFROM.

RELEASE OF LIABILITY, WAIVER OF CLAIMS AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT

In consideration of the RELEASEES agreeing to my participation in “SPORT” and permitting my use of their services, equipment and other facilities, and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which is acknowledged, I hereby agree as follows:

1. TO WAIVE ANY AND ALL CLAIMS that I have or may in the future have against the RELEASEES AND TO RELEASE THE RELEASEES from any and all liability for any loss, damage, expense or injury, including death, that I may suffer or that my next of kin may suffer, as a result of my participation in “SPORT” DUE TO ANY CAUSE WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, BREACH OF CONTRACT, OR BREACH OF ANY STATUTORY OR OTHER DUTY OF CARE, INCLUDING ANY DUTY OF CARE OWED UNDER THE OCCUPIERS LIABILITY ACT, ON THE PART OF THE RELEASEES, AND FURTHER INCLUDING THE FAILURE ON THE PART OF THE RELEASEES TO SAFEGUARD OR PROTECT ME FROM THE RISKS, DANGERS AND HAZARDS OF PARTICIPATING IN “SPORT” REFERRED TO ABOVE;

2. TO HOLD HARMLESS AND INDEMNIFY THE RELEASEES for any and all liability for any property damage, loss or personal injury to any third party resulting from my participation in “SPORT”;

3. This Release Agreement shall be effective and binding upon my heirs, next of kin, executors, administrators, assigns and representatives, in the event of my death or incapacity;

4. This Release Agreement and any rights, duties and obligations as between the parties to this Release Agreement shall be governed by and interpreted solely in accordance with the laws of the province where the “SPORT” takes place and no other jurisdiction; and

5. Any litigation involving the parties to this Release Agreement shall be brought solely within the province where the “SPORT” takes place and shall be within the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of that province.

In entering into this Release Agreement I am not relying on any oral or written representations or statements made by the Releasees with respect to the safety of participating in “SPORT”, other than what is set forth in this Release Agreement. I CONFIRM THAT I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD THIS RELEASE AGREEMENT PRIOR TO SIGNING OR SHOWING UP TO ANY GROUP ACTIVITIES, AND I AM AWARE THAT BY SIGNING THIS RELEASE AGREEMENT I AM WAIVING CERTAIN LEGAL RIGHTS WHICH I OR MY HEIRS, NEXT OF KIN, EXECUTORS, ADMINISTRATORS, ASSIGNS AND REPRESENTATIVES MAY HAVE AGAINST THE RELEASEES.

Upcoming events (1)

VSM Battle Event Meetup

Entrance to John Hendry Park (Trout Lake Park)

• What we'll do The next event on trout lake park, as of usual there will be combat, this time I'm making prototype javelins so that we might increase our arsenal of weapons, with bow and arrow! • What to bring Water, Sunscreen, Food and depending on the weather reliable foot wear! • Important to know we are growing in numbers eventually we might need funding for weapons and gear, so I'm a system of unspecified donations for weapon repairs and new additions, meaning I will bring a donation box where people can give money to the growing of the group without any pressure. Our next goal is to acquire fiber glass cores for the swords so the goal is to have 200 $ over the course of our events in order to upgrade our weapons to this more resilient material in order to allow us to have more intense combat without damaging the weapons. (Weapon Upgrade to Fiber Glass) Our Goal so far: - 85$ / 200$

Past events (14)

VSM Battle Event Meetup

Entrance to John Hendry Park (Trout Lake Park)

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