Disclaimer: This is a Chasing Sunrise Community Created event.
The event is not put on by Chasing Sunrise, nor are we guiding it, or confirmed the validity of the information below.
You are attending at your own risk and with your own prep and knowledge.
Do your own research, understand the conditions and plan, and make sure you are comfortable on your own, if needed.

If you have been waiting for an overnighter, this is it!

This weekend, we are trading data for discussion, hashtags for harmony, our mobiles for memories.

We’re ferry hopping over to Keats Island for a group camp full of adventuring, awesome company, good vibes, snacks, fires, music circles, games, ocean dips, and a few sunrises, of course.

We'll be doing things both our 9-5 self and our 95-year-old self will be proud of.

Oh – and we're making it count, regardless of weather.

Important:
Prepare for intermittent inclement weather.
Sleeping bags should be rated for 0 degrees, food should be prepared accordingly, and camping equipment should be checked before it is put to the test.

 
 

THE DETAILS

 

What: Camping at Plumper Cove Marine Provincial Park, Keats Island.

When: Saturday, February 10th to Monday, February 12th.

Time: Meeting at 6:30AM sharp. Ferry leaves at 7:30AM. Don't be late!

Where: Meeting at Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal Departures (map)

Trail: 2km walk with minimal elevation gain. Walk-on to two ferries, walk 2km along Keats Road and Plumper Road (map).

Difficulty Level: 1 - light physical exertion, little technical skill. You should should know how to camp, have appropriate gear for wet and cold weather, have the right camping and backpacks to haul. The hike is minimal, but the camping will be winter camping. Temperatures may drop below 0 overnight. Bring appropriate gear to stay warm and dry, and prepare for swimming. Know the risks of cold weather camping ahead of time.

Emergency Contact/Questions: If you have trouble finding the spot, any questions or cannot make it last minute, contact Christiane Boyce at 604-499-8013 or Julian at 604-307-7816.

Ferry Schedules: Langdale to Gambier Island & Keats Island / Horseshoe Bay to Langdale

 

WHAT'S THE PLAN

The plan is to catch the 7:30am ferry on Saturday, head over, and set-up camp.

From there, the weekend is wide open, filled with some adventure, some sunrises, snacks, cooking, beach combing, beach clean-ups, wandering the forest and sand, swimming, floating, and kayaking (if anyone brings kayaks).

We'll be catching the 5:30pm Ferry home on Monday.

 

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • Weather – A mix of sun, cloud, and mix precipitation. A full and up-to-date weather report can be found here.
  • Cell Service – There should be cell service on Keats.
  • Water is COLD – If you plan on swimming, bring a bathing suit, a wetsuit if you'll be in there a while, and a towel to dry off with.
  • Floaty – BYOFloaty.
  • Research Do your research, know the route/area, know what to expect, and come prepared.

Disclaimer: This is a Chasing Sunrise Community Created event.
The event is not put on by Chasing Sunrise, nor are we guiding it, or confirmed the validity of the information below.
You are attending at your own risk and with your own prep and knowledge.
Do your own research, understand the conditions and plan, and make sure you are comfortable on your own, if needed.


RECOMMENDED GEAR

  • Cash or a credit card for the Ferry. They only take debit at the self-serve kiosks and no debit is accepted on-board.
  • Proper camping equipment. We have a Google Doc so that we can share and pool our resources. We have to CARRY everything so we don’t need ten camping stoves.
  • A floaty!
  • Extra warm and dry layers for travelling/camping/returning.
  • Proper, warm, hiking/winter boots.
  • A headlamp/flashlight.
  • Proper food and hydration for three days camping in the forest on the ocean. Minimize waste and bring food in reusable containers. What we pack in, we pack out. No exceptions.
  • Your 10 essentials.
  • Bathing suit or wetsuit (optional) and towel.
  • Cameras, iPods, speakers, and glow sticks. Duh.
  • The best snack game you've got. (S'mores, hot drinks, things to share)
  • All waterproof everything. This might be wet.
  • Sunglasses, hats, bug spray, toiletries, garbage bags, gloves, toques, etc.
  • Rope! We are going to attempt to build a raft from logs on the beach.
  • Sleeping bag, sleeping mat, tarp. Each person should have one of these each.
  • A mug, plate, bowl, and cutlery. Each person should have one of these each.
     

Don't have gear? Head over to the closest Mountain Equipment Co-op and pick it up!
 

    What can’t I bring? Any flammable liquids, such as Coleman’s Fuel, white gas, or Naphtha. You can bring briquettes, and propane tanks up to 30 L per person. There are BBQs in the group picnic area. Alcohol is only allowed to be consumed within a campsite, and noise must be kept to a minimum, especially after quiet hours. There are a few houses south of the campground and we want to be respectful. Dogs are allowed on-leash but are not recommended for this trip. Please be aware of your respect, your responsibilities, and your risks at this event.
     

     
     

    CODE OF CONDUCT

    This community is built on the strong values of respect, care, and responsibility for people and the areas we interact with. We don't tolerate ignorant, intoxicated, disrespectful, or damaging behaviour.

    We’re all in this one together, so take a minute to understand, read and live the simple rules we go by:

    GOOD VIBES ONLY

    Bring only good vibes, take care of those around you, and know we’re in this together.

    SAFETY SECOND?

    Getting every one of us home safely is priority one and the responsibility of all of us.

    YOU'VE GOT FRIENDS

    We’re here to meet rad people and make new friends, so take time to introduce yourself.

    LEAVE NO TRACE

    Respect and care for the wild as if it was your own – because it is. It's simple: leave no trace.

    MAKE IT COUNT

    We’re here to create the kind of life we want to live. While you’re here, make it count.

    WE'RE ALL ADULTS

    With independence comes some responsibility and we expect that you will act accordingly.

     

    FAQ & OTHER

    Do I have to sign-up? Yes, to attend, sign-up is mandatory. We require sign-up for a few reasons: 1) to get a handle on how many people are coming up, 2) so we can provide updates if necessary, and, most importantly 3) to make sure that everyone understands the risks of the event, what is involved, and the rights they are waiving by attending.

    Does it cost anything? The ferry is approximately $32, return. Each person is responsible for their own food, camping equipment, and transportation to and from Horseshoe Bay.

     
     

    SIGN-UP & WAIVER

    VOLUNTARY ASSUMPTION OF RISK, WAIVER OF LIABILITY, AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT
    CHASING SUNRISE COMMUNITY CREATED EVENT FEB 10-12, 2018
    KEATS ISLAND, BC

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    PARTICIPANTS: READ THIS DOCUMENT CAREFULLY BEFORE SIGNING. THIS DOCUMENT HAS LEGAL CONSEQUENCES AND WILL AFFECT YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND WILL LIMIT YOUR ABILITY TO BRING FUTURE LEGAL ACTIONS.

    NOTE TO MINORS: IF YOU ARE UNDER THE AGE OF 18, YOU MAY ONLY ATTEND THE CHASING SUNRISE EVENT ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT. YOU ALSO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOUR PARENT OR GUARDIAN HAS REVIEWED, UNDERSTOOD AND AGREED TO THE TERMS BELOW.

    NOTE TO PARENTS/GUARDIANS OF MINORS: YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE REVIEWED, UNDERSTOOD AND AGREED TO THE TERMS BELOW (SUCH TERMS BEING INTERPRETED AS IF THEY APPLIED TO BOTH YOU AND YOUR MINOR CHILD/WARD) AND HAVE THE LEGAL AUTHORITY TO ENTER INTO THIS AGREEMENT ON BEHALF OF YOUR MINOR CHILD/WARD.

    1. Released Parties include CHASING SUNRISE INC. and its affiliates and their respective directors, officers, employees, agents, contractors, insurers, spectators, co-participants, equipment suppliers, and volunteers; PLUMPERS COVE PROVINCIAL PARK and its directors, officers, employees, agents, contractors, insurers, equipment suppliers, and volunteers; all CHASING SUNRISE INC. event sponsors, organizers, promoters, directors, officials, property owners, and advertisers; governmental bodies and/or municipal agencies whose property and/or personnel are used; and any or all parent, subsidiary or affiliate companies, licensees, officers, directors, partners, board members, supervisors, insurers, agents, equipment suppliers, and representatives of any of the foregoing (together, the “Released Parties”)

    2. Releasing Parties include: the participant (and/or my participating minor child/ward) as well as participant’s (and/or my participating minor child/ward’s) spouse, children, parents, guardians, heirs, next of kin, and any legal or personal representatives, executors, administrators, successors and assigns, or anyone else who might claim or sue on participant’s (and/or my participating minor child/ward’s) behalf.

    3. Voluntary Assumption of Inherent Risks: The Chasing Sunrise Event (hereafter referred to as the “CS Event”) is a community created event that is in no way led, guided or run by Chasing Sunrise Inc. The objective is to ferry over to Keats Island and camp for 3 days. The adventure will not be guided nor will there be life guards or medical staff present. Chasing Sunrise Inc. acts only to disseminate the information and help a like-minded group of people come together. In summation, the CS Event is a community-created group adventure that in no way is run or managed by Chasing Sunrise and you sign-up assuming all liability and risks.

    I acknowledge that the CS Event is a test of my (and/or my participating minor child/ward’s) physical and mental abilities that carries with it inherent risks of physical injury. Inherent risks are risks that cannot be eliminated completely, regardless of the care and precautions taken by Chasing Sunrise Inc. (hereafter used when referring to the corporate entity and Released Parties).

    I understand and acknowledge that the inherent risks include, but are not limited to: 1) contact or collision with persons or objects, contact with natural obstacles, and unexpected encounters with wildlife; 2) weather-related hazards (e.g., extreme heat, extreme cold, humidity, ice, rain, fog); 3) inadequate first aid and/or emergency measures; and 4) judgment- and/or behavior related problems (e.g., erratic or inappropriate co-participant behavior, erratic or inappropriate behaviour by the participant, errors in judgment by personnel working the CS Event.) 5) water-related hazards (e.g., swift-water, extreme-cold cold water, open water).

    I further understand and acknowledge that any of these risks and others, not specifically named, may cause injury or injuries that may be categorized as minor, serious, or catastrophic. Minor injuries may include, but are not limited to: scrapes, bruises, sprains, strains, muscle soreness, nausea, cuts, sunburn, abrasions, and contusions. Serious injuries are less common, but do sometimes occur. They include, butare not limited to broken bones, fractures, torn or strained ligaments and tendons, concussions, dehydration, heat exhaustion and other heat-related illnesses, mental stress or exhaustion, infection, vomiting, dislocations, hyperthermia, hypothermia, anemia, electrolyte imbalance, loss of consciousness, dizziness and fainting. Catastrophic injuries are rare; however, we feel that participants should be aware of the possibility. I also understand that it is my responsibility to consult with my personal physician prior to participating in the CS Event to ensure that such participation will not pose any unusual risks to my health and well-being.

    I UNDERSTAND FULLY the inherent risks involved in the CS Event and assert that I (and/or my participating minor child/ward) am/are willingly and voluntarily participating in the CS Event. I have read the preceding paragraphs and acknowledge that 1) I know the nature of the CS Event; 2) I understand the demands of this activity relative to my (and/or my participating minor child/ward’s) physical condition; and 3) I appreciate the potential impact of the types of injuries that may result from the CS Event. I hereby assert that I knowingly and willingly assume all of the inherent risks of the activity on my behalf and/or on behalf of my minor child/ward and take full responsibility for any and all damages, liabilities, losses, or expenses that I (and/or my participating minor child/ward) may incur as a result of participating in the CS Event.

    I understand that it is my responsibility to know the areas to be hiked, and if I believe or become aware that any are unsafe or pose unreasonable risks, I agree to immediately notify appropriate personnel. I (and/or my participating minor child/ward) accept full and sole responsibility for the condition and adequacy of my/our equipment and assert we have the knowledge to operate the equipment in a safe manner. I understand that the hike is not guided and I am fully responsible for navigating the hike on my own.

    4. Waiver of Liability for Ordinary Negligence: In consideration of being permitted to participate in the CS Event, and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, I (on behalf of the Releasing Parties) hereby forever waive, release, covenant not to sue, and discharge Chasing Sunrise Inc. from any and all claims resulting from the INHERENT RISKS of the CS Event or the ORDINARY NEGLIGENCE of the Released Parties that I (and/or my participating minor child/ward) may have arising out of my/our participation in the CS Event.

    5. Waiver of Liability for Breach of Statutory Duty: In consideration of being permitted to participate in the CS Event, and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are acknowledged, I (and/or my participating minor child/ward) (on behalf of the Releasing Parties) hereby forever waive, release, agree not to sue, and discharge the Released Parties from any and all claims arising from any statutory duty of care, including any duty of care owed under the Occupier’s Liability Act, [RSBC 1996] CHAPTER 337 on the part of the Releasees, and further including the failure on the part of the Releasees to take reasonable steps to safeguard or protect me/us from the risks, dangers, and hazards of participating in the CS Event.

    This agreement applies to 1) personal injury (including death) from incidents or illnesses arising from the CS Event participation, which includes injury during the event, medical treatment, and while on the premises (including, but not limited to sidewalks, parking areas, restrooms, and dressing facilities); and 2) any and all claims resulting from damage to, loss of, or theft of property.

    6. Indemnification Agreement
    In consideration of being permitted to participate in the CS Event and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, I hereby agree to hold harmless, defend and indemnify the Released Parties from and against any and all claims of co-participants, rescuers, and others arising from my conduct in the course of my (and/or my participating minor child/ward’s) participation in the CS Event. For the purposes hereof, “claims” includes all actions and causes of action, claims, losses, costs, expenses and damages, including legal fees and related expenses. This indemnity shall survive the expiration or sooner termination of the CS Event.

    7. Personal Information: Collection, Use and Disclosure
    By providing us your personal information in order to participate in one of our events you agree and consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information by Chasing Sunrise Inc. in accordance with applicable legislation and the Chasing Sunrise Privacy Policy, which is available at www.chasingsunri.se and which may be changed from time to time by Chasing Sunrise in its discretion without any notice or liability to you or any other person by making an amended Privacy Policy accessible through www.chasingsunri.se.

    Other Agreements
    8. Severability: I understand and agree that this Agreement is intended to be as broad and inclusive as is permitted by the Province in which the CS Event is held and that if any provision shall be found to be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be severed from this Agreement and does not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

    9. Agreements for the Protection of Participants: I represent and warrant that I (and/or my participating minor child/ward) am/are in good health and in proper physical condition to safely participate in the CS Event. I certify that I (and/or my participating minor child/ward) have no known or knowable physical or mental conditions that would affect my/our ability to safely participate in the CS Event, or that would result in my/our participation creating a risk of danger to myself or to others.

    I represent and warrant that I (and/or my participating minor child/ward) am/are in full command of my/our faculties and am/are not under the influence of alcohol or drugs and agree not to participate in a CS Event while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. I assert that I (and/or my participating minor child/ward) have not been advised or cautioned against participating by a medical practitioner.

    I understand that it is my responsibility to continuously monitor my own (and/or my participating minor child/ward’s) physical and mental condition during the Event, and I agree to withdraw immediately and to notify appropriate personnel if at any point my/our continued participation would create a risk of danger to myself or to others. In the event of an injury to me (and/or to my participating minor child/ward) that renders me/us unconscious or incapable of making a medical decision, I authorize appropriate Chasing Sunrise Inc. personnel and emergency medical personnel at the event to make emergency medical decisions on my/our behalf (including, but not limited to CPR and AED). I authorize Chasing Sunrise Inc. to secure emergency medical care or transportation (i.e., EMS) when deemed necessary by Chasing Sunrise Inc.

    10. Photography: I understand that any and all photographs, motion pictures, recordings, and/or likenesses of me (and/or my participating minor child/ward) captured during the CS Event by Chasing Sunrise Inc., its affiliated entities or contractors, and/or local media (television camera crews, radio stations, and online bloggers) become the sole property of Chasing Sunrise Inc. I grant the right, permission and authority to Chasing Sunrise Inc. and its designees to use my name (or any fictional name), picture, likeness, portrait, motion pictures, recordings, and/or likenesses (collectively “Images”) in all forms and in all media and in all manners, without any restriction as to changes or alterations for advertising, trade, promotion, exhibition, or any other lawful purposes, and I waive any right to inspect or approve the Images including written copy that may be created and appear in connection therewith. I further understand that Chasing Sunrise Inc. and its designees have the full right to sell and/or profit from the commercial use of such Images. I hereby release and agree to hold harmless Chasing Sunrise Inc., its assigns, licensees, successors in interest, legal representatives and heirs from any liability by virtue of any blurring, distortion, alteration, optical illusion, or use in composite form whether intentional or otherwise, that may occur or be produced in the recording of the Images, or in any processing tending toward the completion of the finished product. I agree that Chasing Sunrise Inc. owns the copyright in these Images and I hereby waive any claims I may have based on usage of the Images or works derived therefrom, including but not limited to claims for either invasion of privacy, personality rights or libel.

    11. Majority Age: I represent and warrant that I have reached majority age.

    12. Acknowledgment of Understanding: I have read this Assumption of Risk, Waiver of Liability, and Indemnification Agreement and fully understand its terms. I understand that I (and/or my participating minor child/ward) am/are giving up substantial rights, including my/our right to sue. I further acknowledge that I (and/or my participating minor child/ward) am/are freely and voluntarily signing the agreement and participating in the CS Event, and intend my signature to be a complete and unconditional release of all liability due to ORDINARY NEGLIGENCE of the Released Parties or the INHERENT RISKS of the activity, to the greatest extent allowed by law in the Province in which the CS Event is held.

    IF I AM A PARENT OR GUARDIAN OF A PARTICIPANT UNDER THE AGE OF MAJORITY WHO IS PARTICIPATING IN THE CS EVENT (“MINOR CHILD/WARD”), I HEREBY GIVE MY APPROVAL FOR MINOR CHILD/WARD’S PARTICIPATION IN THE CS Event, REPRESENT THAT THE MINOR CHILD/WARD IS IN GOOD PHYSICAL CONDITION AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT I HAVE REVIEWED UNDERSTOOD AND AGREE TO THE TERMS HEREIN AND HAVE THE LEGAL AUTHORITY TO ENTER INTO THIS ASSUMPTION OF RISK, WAIVER OF LIABILITY AND INDEMNIFICATION AGREEMENT ON BEHALF OF THE MINOR CHILD/WARD.

    General Terms. Jurisdiction. This Agreement will be governed exclusively by the laws of the province of British Columbia. Severability. If any provisions of this Agreement is invalid or unenforceable, the other provisions in the Agreement will remain in full force and effect. Entire Agreement. This Agreement constitutes the entire Agreement between the parties and replaces any prior agreements. Headings. The headings used in this Agreement are for stylistic purposes only and none of the content in the headings are intended to be legally binding.

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