On March 7, 2018, Ontario passed Rowan’s Law (Concussion Safety), 2018 and related amendments to the Education Act. It is observed across Ontario on the last Wednesday in September each year. The purpose of Rowan’s Law Day is to increase concussion education awareness, especially in schools.
Rowan’s Law is in honor of Rowan Stringer. In May of 2013, 17-year old Rowan died as the result of head injuries she sustained while playing rugby. In the week before her last game, Rowan was hit twice while playing. Her injuries went unreported, and she continued to play.
Here at SJN we observed Rowan’s Law, and honored Rowan Stringer, by wearing the color purple. We thank our teachers, staff and students for continuing the dialogue about concussion safety and supporting Rowan’s Law.