Rowan's Law Day

Rowan's Law Day
Posted on 09/25/2019
Rowan's Law

Rowan’s Law Day – September 25th, 2019

Improving concussion prevention, education and treatment – keeping students safe

Rowan’s Law Day is a day to engage students, staff, coaches, and parents/guardians in activities that increase awareness about concussions and to share Rowan Stringer’s story. It will be recognized this year on September 25, 2019.

The Limestone District School Board (LDSB) has strict concussion protocols and concussion management procedures including having a return to school and return to physical activity plan for any student who has a concussion.

LDSB, in close partnership with KFL&A Public Health and the Ontario Physical & Health Education Association, continue to provide schools and families with information around concussion protocols on prevention and identification.

Families can access the following resources on concussion awareness:

About Rowan:

Rowan Stringer loved rugby. A competitive and keen athlete, she was captain of her high school’s team. Tragically, in May 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, likely sustaining a concussion after each blow. Her concussions went unreported, and she continued to play. Rowan suspected something wasn’t right—she texted a friend about her condition and used Google to search for information about concussions. When she was hit again in her final game, Rowan suffered what is known as Second Impact Syndrome—catastrophic swelling caused by a second injury to a brain still healing from previous trauma. Rowan collapsed on the field on May 8, 2013, and died four days later.