Rowan's Law (Western Ontario Baseball Association)

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Rowan’s Law Day was established in 2018, and is observed across Ontario on the last Wednesday in September each year. The purpose of Rowan’s Law Day is to increase concussion education awareness amongst athletes in the province.

At 17 years of age, Rowan Stringer died tragically, in May 2013 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. 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. 

The Province of Ontario passed Rowan’s Law to protect all youth athletes in Ontario through mandatory education and awareness. Regulations under Rowan’s Law require that all players (and their parents if under 18) review mandatory educational materials and code of conduct prior to registering for their sport and that coaches and umpires also complete the same review on an annual basis.  

To learn more about how Baseball Ontario is making this happen you can visit 

Baseball Ontario encourages you to learn about concussions and how to keep yourself and the athletes in your family safe. A number of educational resources are available through the:
Ontario Concussion Web Portal:


Brent Peltola

Ontario Baseball Association
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Cell: 519-535-8062