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MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION

There have been some changes to SurFur and its policies. We would like to direct you to this page to see a message from our event organizers TJ Bluevulpine and W1NGS based on problems that occured during out 2017 event. 

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Be aware that membership to this event is not a right, but a privilege.

MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS
-Attended at least 2 events
-No infractions or problems on file
-Be 19 or older.

TRIAL MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS
-Attended less than 2 events
-Been involved with issues, problems or minor infractions against COC
-Be 19 or older.

VOUCHER STATUS
Will be given out on a case by case basis at the discretion of staff

DISCLAIMER
The event has become a private function, and therefore we:
Do not guarantee membership to anyone.
Reserve the right to refuse membership to anyone.
Reserve the right to nullify memberships at anytime.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:

Please review What to Bring and the Code of Conduct below before registering! Registered guests will be expected to know what they need and our code of conduct. Excuses like "I didn't know" or "Nobody told me that" will be rejected outright.

CODE OF CONDUCT

At SURFUR, we want everyone to have a great time, but we also want everyone to be safe. That's why we will be implementing a Code of Conduct, which every one attending will be asked to follow. Failure to follow the Code of Conduct could result in eviction without refund.

1. Respect your fellow Surfurs... Name calling, fighting/harassment, theft and general ass-hattery will not be tolerated.

2. Respect the park and forest... SURFUR works in conjunction with Taylor Arm Provincial Park and the Sproat Lake Park Staff, and they work real hard to keep the parks looking beautiful. Please help them out by picking up your trash and respecting the park rules! Remember, only you can prevent forest fires!

3. Conduct regarding drugs and alcohol: We ask that people drink responsibly, and to know their limits. Regarding marijuana usage, it will be PROHIBITED in the campsite. We know people are going to bring it, so just be respectful to the event and those who don't smoke and go for a walk. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this, please email Tj Bluevulpine. Possession of any other substance will be grounds for immediate eviction.

4. Your safety is important to us... Although we have trained first aid responders on site, we discourage any unsafe activities. You will not get any sympathy for getting hurt in the pursuit of something stupid.

5.The area is known for its wildlife... Please be cautious when discarding of food and garbage, and make sure to keep all food out of your tent. The area is home to black bear, cougar and even wolves. Be sure to travel in groups of at least two and do not feed any wildlife.

6. SURFUR Staff are here to help... Staff members are here to make sure you have a safe, enjoyable event. Please follow the direction of all staff members. If you have an issue with any staff member, please bring it up with Tj Bluevulpine.

DISCLAIMERS

Supervision Disclaimer
We do not have the ability to supervise the entire event all at once. Therefore it is the responsibility of all attendees to look out for unsafe situations and put a stop to them. If your not part of the solution, your part of the problem.

Noise Disclaimer
Surfur's main event area is subject to noise at any given hour of the day between late parties and early alarms to get up and out to Tofino on time. If you want to have non-disturbed sleep it is your responsibility to set your tent up in the secondary camp sites. Staff will be happy to help you find a spot.

Personal Injury Disclaimer
SURUFR is not responsible or liable for personal injuries sustained during the event. We have Registered First Aid Attendants and Kits on site at all times, and we will make sure that all First Aid is administered quickly and properly. In the event of an emergency, 911 will be contacted by mobile phone or VHF Radio.

Theft and Damage Disclaimer
SURFUR is not responsible for any thefts or damaged items. The site restricts vehicle access, but there is nothing stopping other park users in the Day Use Area from walking into the site. We recommend you put all your valuables inside your vehicle whenever you leave the site as a precaution.

Drugs, Alcohol and Smoking
Last year people got messed up. To a seriously dangerous level. We had people passed out in the open, vomiting in multiple places, drunk driving, acting like complete douchebags to staff, and we even had an overdose situation. It is because of this we are switching to a ZERO tolerance attitude on illicit narcotics. So if you decide to bring narcotics and you are caught, you will be evicted without refund. Those wondering about pot, it will be allowed in designated smoking areas with cigarette smoking. (I know I was not innocent with my cigarette smoking, and I hope having areas set up will help those with sensitivities to second hand smoke.)
People will be expected to handle their alcohol. When you have clearly had too much, you will be expected to curtail your intake and recover. You're encouraged to take advantage of water and/or coffee we will happily provide. Go for a walk, dance it off, etc. But don't keep drinking. If you are told to go to bed and you do not comply, you could be evicted from the event. Rude behavior to staff or anyone will not be tolerated. We suggest gathering your friends, looking out for each other, and having a sort of accountabilibuddy in place.

Partying
Every year, the partying has become more rambunctious and out of control: people throwing up everywhere, not respecting our drug policy, leaving trash and food on the grounds, and just causing problems like setting off alarms, fireworks or getting injured.
Since people can't be trusted to behave like adults, we are going to implement a nightly cutoff for noise and partying. There will be only one night designated for an actual dance. We believe this will actually increase attendance on the dance floor. Plans are to have the one party night extend the cutoff to 2AM.

Technology VS Camping
We are moving forward with toning down technology at the event. As cool as it is to have all the gear set up, the collected costs and burdens of having/moving all the equipment was just getting to be too much. Guests will need to plan ahead for food storage(We will be looking into adding cooler rentals, and daily ice deliveries), and if one absolutely needs a shower, there are free ones located at the main provincial park 10 minutes away. We still plan to have power, some lighting and a decent sound stage for music and movies.

These changes are being put into place to protect this event, and the staff who are responsible for it.
We aim to create a place to learn, to share and to be a part of a community. It will not be an event, it will be a gathering that is truly unique and fun, with a focus on games, art, relaxation, nature appreciation, surfing, letting loose and having a good time within reason, and of course celebrating Furry! The thing that brings us all together!

This has been on my mind for a long time, and I know that there will be naysayers that will claim “elitism” or “exclusion”. The unfortunate truth that we have come to see is that by allowing an open invite, we bring on more problems than we wish to deal with. We have grown tired of putting fires out, and I have decided to follow many other furry related events and gatherings, and go private.
I know there are a majority of you that will agree with the changes, and I look forward to making this event great with you. And if you are unsure about the changes, I urge you to give it a chance.

   

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