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

Date(s) - 03/06/2017
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
  • Karolina Wisniewska, Paralympian, alpine skiing.

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.

Let’s Talk About Concussions will be hosted by Julien Leblanc, President of Blueprint Management Consultants North America.

Date: Saturday June 3, 2017

Time: 08:30-12:30

Location: Ottawa Tennis and Lawn Bowling Club, 176 Cameron Avenue, Ottawa ON K1S 0X5

Parking: Street parking available

Summit Programme:

8:30 am Arrival and Coffee
8:45 am Welcome and Introduction
9:00 am Pediatric Concussions- Work and Research- Keynote Speech/Table Discussion
10:15 Break
10:40 Concussion Experiences- Parent, Coach and Athlete Perspectives- Panel/Table Discussions
12:30 Close

This is a free event. We do ask participants to consider making a minimum $30 donation to the Ottawa Sport Council Foundation. The Ottawa Sport Council Foundation has been created to provide sporting organizations with grants, adopting key focus areas each year. Tax receipts will be provided.

The Ottawa Sport Council thanks the Ontario Government for its generous support through the Ontario Sport and Recreation Communities Fund, of this Sport Summit.