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Sep 28, 2022 | Jenn Cowie | 74 views
Rowan's Law Day
The last Wednesday of each September has been designated as Rowan’s Law Day to help raise awareness about concussion safety. Rowans Law is the first of its kind in Canada and around the world. 

Please join us in remembering Rowan Stringer by promoting concussion safety through a tweet, Facebook or Instagram post. Show your support for #RowansLawDay by sharing your stories and learning the signs and symptoms of a concussion.

Rowan Stringer’s story

Rowan’s Law was named for Rowan Stringer, a high school rugby player from Ottawa, who died in the spring of 2013 from a condition known as second impact syndrome (swelling of the brain caused by a subsequent injury that occurred before a previous injury healed). 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 her memory and bring awareness to concussions and concussion safety.
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Gorge Country Kitchen
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Royal Canadian Legion Branch 275 is committed to education, supporting the community and our veterans. The Fergus Legion offers many support programs to our community such as our Poppy Fund, visiting schools, visiting the sick and supporting community activities.
Rotary Club of Fergus-Elora
The Rotary Club of Fergus-Elora is known for their annual Catch the Ace progressive lottery with net proceeds going to Groves Hospital Foundation. They are dedicated to service above self. A strong and vibrant club committed to serving our local and global communities while ensuring equity, diversity and growth for all.