Our day has finally come!
Rowan Stringer passed away from Second Impact Syndrome due to multiple concussions three years ago this month. Her tragic passing was mourned by her family, friends and the entire community of Ottawa. Over the past year I’ve been privileged to work with Rowan’s mother and father- Kathleen and Gordon- as well as NDP MPP Catherine Fife and Liberal MPP John Fraser on a Law in Rowan’s name that we believe will save lives while creating more awareness, research and treatment protocols for concussions.
Now it looks like Rowan’s Law will become a reality.
Thanks to an agreement by all three political parties Rowan’s Law will advance to the Standing Committee on Justice on Thursday June 2nd for public hearings and will be up for a final debate and vote on Tuesday June 7th, rather than June 8th. If the vote passes Ontario will become Canada’s first jurisdiction to have concussion legislation!
Your support has been critical to the success of this legislation and Rowan’s Team and I need your help one last time. Here’s how you can take part:
- Write to the Standing Committee on Justice Clerk before Wednesday June 1st at 5:00 PM and share your support with the legislature or request to be part of the public hearings:
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- Join us at Queen’s Park on Tuesday, June 7th for the historic debate and vote on Rowan’s Law.. You can RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 416-325-6351. The debate will take place after 3 p.m. on June 7th and I am hosting a reception after the vote. I hope you can attend.
Your support has been incredible this past year and on behalf of Rowan’s Team I thank you for that!