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 concussion playing rugby three times in six days. The legislation is designed to create a safer environment for competitive amateur athletes, children and youth to play sport.
Rowan was a rugby athlete from Ottawa who played for the Barrhaven Scottish. Her memory is honoured in many ways, including the re-naming of the Barrhaven Scottish’s home field.