NEW Legislative Requirements - Rowan's Law, News (Bancroft and District Minor Hockey Association)

PrintNews Article
Click to view full-size image
NEW Legislative Requirements - Rowan's Law
Submitted By Jenny on Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Rowan's Law Legislation - ACTION REQUIRED BY ALL BDMHA PARTICIPANTS.
This is an URGENT update regarding the legislative requirements under the implementation of Rowan’s Law by the Government of Ontario.
Please PRINT ahead and give your signed form to your teams manager with any other required documents for this years season. The form is available under the forms tab on our main page or see below for the PRINT link and the resources link.


What is Rowan’s Law? 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. On March 7, 2018, Ontario passed Rowan's Law (Concussion Safety), 2018 and related amendments to the Education Act. New rules requiring the review of Concussion Awareness Resources and Concussion Codes of Conduct came into effect on July 1, 2019. However, it is important to understand that this applies to all Sport Organizations, schools, programs and businesses in the province. This is not a hockey ‘thing’ – it is law/legislation (Ontario Regulation 161/19) from the Government of Ontario.    

BDMHA must ensure that all athletes, parents of athletes under 18, coaches, team trainers and officials confirm every year that they have reviewed Ontario’s Concussion Awareness Resources and acknowledge having done so prior to the beginning of every Hockey Season.  Player safety is extremely importation and we appreciate everyone's cooperation and understanding in this very important matter.

Acknowledgment forms for you to read and sign is available to PRINT ahead. (We will also have a few available, for those unable to print at at home, at in-person registration/ tryouts on Sept. 7/18. Age appropriate concussion awareness resources can be found at https://www.ontario.ca/page/rowans-law-concussion-safety and will also be available to view at registration.


If you are registering for the BDMHA 2019-20 season, this form must be completed with all other forms for the season and handed into your teams manager. PLEASE NOTE THAT NO PLAYER OR TEAM OFFICIAL WILL BE APPROVED ON ANY OMHA ROSTER WITHOUT COMPLETING THIS ACKNOWLEDGEMENT FORM.
This article has been viewed 265 times.
View AllOur Sponsors
Social Networking
Follow Us On
Visit Bancroft and District Minor Hockey Association on Facebook
Manage Subscriptions
Signup to receive email or text messages for the teams you want to follow.
News ArchiveOther Recent Articles
  • 01
    Oct
    Organization
    The Peewee Leo team is still looking to fill a few spots on the team for the 2019-20 season. If you have a child in this category or know someone with a child in this category please reach out to us and we will get them registered.
  • 15
    Sep
    Organization
    Just a reminder all registration fees must be paid in FULL by September 20th, 2019. There are NO exceptions to this policy. If your child’s registration is not paid in full by September 20th, she/he will not be legally registered, and therefore will ...
  • 10
    Sep
    Organization
    It is once again that time of year, team photos! BDMHA is accepting price quotes for team photos. This year we are looking to change things up and provide something different for our families. For example jersey's hanging in the back ground and ...
  • 09
    Sep
    Organization
    Anyone interested in a little extra cash or volunteer hours, BDMHA is looking for timekeepers for the upcoming season. If interested please contact Diane at 613-334-5332 or [email protected]
  • 04
    Sep
    Organization
    $25 Mouth Guard Clinic On the 1st day of Hockey tryouts, Sat. Sept. 7/19, Bishop Dental will be offering a mouth guard clinic from 9am to 1pm in their office. Call the office to book your spot. $5 from every mouth guard will be donated to BDMHA. ...
  • 21
    Aug
    Organization
    Click read more for dates and times.
  • 11
    Aug
    Organization
    As you know, tryouts & hockey season is fast approaching & we are excited to offer an exciting opportunity to you! Get yourself ready for the season!!!! Sharpen those skates!!! The Quinte Red Devils Association will be hosting an Elite Scoring and ...
  • 28
    Jun
    Organization
    3 sports / 5 games / 1 weekend! Gather your most athletic friends and test your endurance for a weekend of Hockey, Baseball, and Golf in or gem of a town, BANCROFT! Please SHARE this post and help our kids play affordable hockey!!
Printed from bancroftjets.com on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 8:14 PM