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2017 Ottawa Sport Council SPRING Sport Summit- Let’s Talk about Concussions

Tuesday May 23, 2017
Gee-Gees Field with Ottawa Sports Council Logo.

Date - Saturday June 3rd, 2017
8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Are you a coach, parent, athlete or administrator involved in Ottawa’s club sport scene? Are you concerned about the prevalence of concussions in sport?

While the Ottawa Sport Council has always encouraged sport participation, it has also worked to make the community sport landscape a safer space for all participants by facilitating learning opportunities—and there is compelling evidence that concussion education can decrease occurrences and minimize the impact of concussions in sport.

We hope you will join the Ottawa Sport Council, in partnership with SIRC, Canada’s National Sport Information Resource Centre, for Let’s Talk About Concussions on Saturday, June 3rd at the Ottawa Tennis and Lawn Bowling Club where we will advance the dialogue around the growing prevalence of concussions in sport through presentations, and round table discussions.

Event Details:

Summit speakers will include

  • Andrée-Anne Ledoux, PhD, Post-Doctoral Fellow (Pediatric Concussion), Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute
  • Ian Mendes, Host, The Drive, TSN 1200
  • Gordon Stringer, Rowan’s Law and Rowan’s Legacy Project
  • Lorraine Lafreneiere, Chief Executive Officer, Coaching Association of Canada

Presentations will highlight the ongoing work and research regarding pediatric concussions and will provide a window into concussion experiences from a parent, coach and athlete perspective.

More information and registration are available on the Ottawa Sport Coucil website.