Rowan Stringer was just 17 when she died in May of 2013 after what proved to be a fatal concussion during a high school rugby game in Ottawa. It was her second concussion within a week. The coroners inquest that followed cast a harsh light on youth sports organizations, pointing to a lack of protocols that experts said must be addressed in order to keep our kids safe!
Hence the creation of Rowan’s law, which currently guides our concussion protocol in schools, sports organizations and recreational facilities. Now every year we remember the life that was lost and how it helped guide the law that protects our children and youth today. Wear purple tomorrow to show your support for Rowan and concussion awareness. See the presentation link below.