September 26 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pmFREE
The day will be comprised of 3 educational sessions beginning at 10 am and ending at 3 pm, including a light lunch.
Discussions will include:
- The effects, cause and appropriate treatment response protocols to deal with concussions presented by world-renowned Canadian researcher Dr. Charles Tator;
- A review of Rowan’s Law legislation and the responsibilities it assigns to amateur athletes, coaches, and Ontario Equestrian both in place in 2019 and to come in 2020; and
- The day’s sponsor Tipperary Equestrian will discuss the importance of Helmet Use and the importance of ensuring a correct helmet fit for equestrian athletes.
This event is open to Ontario Equestrian Members only.
What is Rowan’s Law & Rowan’s Law Day?
Rowan’s Law (An Act to enact Rowan’s Law (Concussion Safety) 2018, was passed on March 7, 2018.
The Legislation created the annual awareness event called Rowan’s Law Day, to take place in Ontario on September 25th of every year, and to create the base for the passage of detailed regulations passed on May 31, 2019.
This legislation requires Provincial Sport Organizations like Ontario Equestrian (among others) to develop a Concussion Code of Conduct for Athletes and Coaches, and ensure, through their membership process, that each coach and athlete reads the Ministry’s Concussion Awareness Resources as well as signing the concussion code of conduct.
Learn more about Rowan’s Law Concussion Awareness Resources: click HERE
Learn More about Rowan Stringer’s Story: Rowan’s Law