Rowan’s Law Day

Rowan’s Law Day
Posted on 09/27/2021
Rowan’s Law Day

September 29, 2021, is Rowan’s Law Day. The last Wednesday of every September is designated as Rowan’s Law Day to honour Rowan Stringer’s memory and raise awareness about concussion safety.  

In May 2013, 17-year-old Rowan died as the result of head injuries she sustained while playing rugby. In 2018, the Ontario government passed concussion safety legislation known as Rowan’s Law and one key component of this legislation is the declaration of Rowan’s Law Day. The day is dedicated to promoting awareness of concussions and the importance of having strategies to prevent, identify, and manage them.

This year OCDSB schools will continue to have in-class education and discussions to raise awareness and safety on concussions. We also encourage students and staff to wear the colour purple, Rowan’s favorite colour, to help raise awareness for concussion safety. 

To know more about Rowan’s Law Day, visit OCDSB’s Rowan’s Law Day webpage. It contains useful information to learn more about the signs and symptoms and what to do if you suspect a concussion. It’s important to remember that we need to take any head injury seriously.

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