Calgary Folk Music Festival’s Block Heater 2022 Terms & Conditions

Waiver of Liability

I agree that by participating in the Calgary Folk Music Festival’s Block Heater, I am voluntarily assuming all risks related to COVID-19, including exposure and contracting COVID-19. Further, I agree that I shall not hold The Folk Festival Society, Calgary or Calgary Folk Music Festival, or it’s presenting partners liable for any damages, loss, or injury related to COVID-19, including exposure to or the contracting of COVID-19.

To ensure the health and safety of all patrons, staff, volunteers and artists, the Calgary Folk MusicFestival and all associated events, including Block Heater 2022, will require audience members 12years and older to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours of the event for the foreseeable future. The test result should be a written or printed copy that indicates the individual has tested negative for COVID-19 on a Health Canada approved rapid antigen, rapidPCR, or lab based PCR test approved by Health Canada or the lab accreditation body of jurisdiction. The Calgary Folk Music Festival will NOT be accepting any at-home rapid antigen tests for COVID-19. Our masking policy remains in place with exceptions for those with documented medical exemptions. Individuals with medical exemptions must still provide a negative COVID-19 test result. Documented medical exemptions for masks and/or vaccination status must be sent to in advance of the event. Entry will be denied for those who cannot provide the required proof of vaccination documentation or meet the above criteria for a negative COVID-19 test.

I am aware that failure to comply with the event’s COVID-19 policies and/or other safety protocols and those of the City of Calgary and/or Alberta Health Services will result in a warning and/or removal from the event at the discretion of event organizers. Refunds will not be issued if removed from the event for failure to comply with COVID-19 safety protocols.

Photo Release

By purchasing a ticket to Block Heater and entering the event premises, I consent to photography, audio recording, video recording and its/their release for publication, exhibition or reproduction to be by Calgary Folk Music Festival and its affiliates in the future.

Safer Spaces Policy

By purchasing this ticket and attending Block Heater, I agree to adhere to the Safer Spaces Policy. The Folk Festival Society of Calgary is committed to providing a harassment-free space for everyone, regardless of sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, disability, physical appearance, age, language, race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, socioeconomic status, or otherwise. The FFSC does not tolerate harassment of patrons, artists, volunteers, affiliates, board or staff in any form. Anyone who violates this safer space policy may be ejected or banned from the event at the discretion of our event supervisor(s) and/or our security team. The goal of safer spaces is to encourage all participants to work together to prevent or reduce harm, particularly for those who are often the targets of violence and harassment. Oppressive and/or abusive behavior that makes others feel unsafe will not be tolerated. Such behaviors include, but are not limited to:

  • Offensive, derogatory, threatening, aggressive, or silencing comments related to gender identity + expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, age, language, body size, race, ethnicity, nationality, religion,socioeconomic standing, or otherwise
  • Violence, intimidation, stalking, or unwanted following of a person
  • Persistent micro-aggressions in the form of comments, jokes, or otherwise
  • Inappropriate physical contact without consent
  • Unwelcome sexual attention
  • Advocating or encouraging any of the above behavior