Rowans Law Day 2019

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 occurred 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.

Rowan’s Law and Rowan’s Law Day were established to honour her memory and bring awareness to concussions and concussion safety.

-Ontario Government (2019)

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ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge 2019

The ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge is a brand new annual physical activity challenge that rallies communities to sit less and move more together. Physical activity and sport participation are great ways to build and strengthen bonds and help us all Community Better. Organizations, schools, sport groups and workplaces are encouraged to spread the word about the challenge to their members and surrounding networks as well as track minutes on behalf of their organization.

– ParticipACTION 2019

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