Rowan's Law: Concussion Awareness Rowan's Law is just one of the any ways in which the provincial government is committed to making sports safer in Ontario. Rowan's Law was named for Rowan Stringer, a high school rugby player from Ottawa, who died in the spring of 2013 from a condition known as second impact syndrome (swelling of the brain caused by a subsequent injury that incurred before a previous injury healed). Rowan is believed to have experienced three concussions over six days while playing rugby. She had a concussion but didn't know her brain needed time to heal. Neither did her parents, teachers or coaches.
All athletes under 26 years of age, parents of athletes under 18, coaches and officials must confirm every year that they have reviewed Rowan's Law: Concussion Awareness Resources.
Government of Ontario Concussion Awareness Resource E-Booklet: This e-booklet will help you learn more about concussions so you can keep yourself and others active and safe — whether you’re an athlete, student, parent, coach, official or educator. You can download and print a copy for reference. Ages 10 and Under Ages 11-14 15 and Up
Parents for players under the age of 18 and players 18 yrs of age and over are required to sign the Rowan's Law Acknowledgement Form on a yearly basis. Coaches and officials are also required to sign this form.
This form will be available for downloading from our website in the future. In the meantime, we will contact everyone who already submitted a registration to sign this form. ******
The in-person registrations were held at Volunteer Pool Recreation Centre,180 Martha St, on September 4th, 5th, 11 and 12th, 2019.
The season will start on October 5th, 2019, with the Stingers starting at 1:00 pm. Evaluations for the other divisions, except for the Seniors division, will be held from 2:00 pm on October 5th, 2019 and will continue on October 6th, 2019.
Further details about the players' evaluations will be provided at a later date.