Kenora Curling Club Concussion Protocols


Rowan’s Law legislation was passed by the Ontario Government in 2018. This
legislation is named in memory of Rowan Stringer who tragically died in 2013 of Second
Impact Syndrome, the result of suffering multiple concussions playing rugby three times
in six days.

We consider the safety of our members, visitors and staff a priority. Risks of playing a
sport on ice include falls and the potential to result in a concussion. A concussion is a
brain injury that may be caused by a blow to the head, face, or neck. A concussion is a
serious injury and can lead to long-lasting symptoms or effects.

Signs and symptoms of a concussion can include headaches, nausea, and dizziness,
light sensitivity, ringing in the ears, drowsiness, memory loss, and depression.

If you have suspect you or someone you know have sustained a concussion please
consult with a physician or nurse practitioner.

Concussion Awareness Resources

The Rowan’s Law concussion awareness rules came into effect on July 1, 2019. After
that date, sport organization must not register athletes under 26 years of age* into a
sport activity unless they, as well as their parent (for athletes under 18), provide
confirmation that they have reviewed one of the Concussion Awareness Resources
within the previous twelve months. *

The Kenora Curling Club will not allow coaches, team trainers and officials to serve as a
coach, team trainer or official for the club unless they provide confirmation that they
have reviewed one of the Concussion Awareness Resources, every year.

Kenora Curling Club

Kenora Curling Club with assistance from the Ontario Curling Council, have developed
protocols related to concussion management, removal-from-sport and return-to-sport.
These will be available at the club for review and posted on our website.

Please see our code of conduct for information on these protocols.