September 27th, 2023
The start of the school year welcomes the return of school clubs and sports. Whether students are participating in team sports, physical education classes, dance, performing arts or any other physical activity – safety is always top of mind.
Rowan’s Law Day
Rowan’s Law, named after Rowan Stringer, a 17-year-old athlete who tragically died in the spring of 2013 from a condition known as second impact syndrome. 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 Rowan’s memory and bring awareness to concussions and concussion safety. This year, Rowan’s Law Day falls on September 27.
Supporting Concussion Safety in the WRDSB
In the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB), we are committed to the safety of students taking part in physical activity.