Terry Fox Run - Sept 26
The 2018 Centennial Terry Fox Walk/Run will take place on Wednesday September 26th at 8:30am!
The homeform fundraising challenge has now begun! Homeforms are encouraged to collect money in support of the Terry Fox Foundation for Cancer Research. The 3 homeforms that raise the most money will receive awesome prizes!
Reid's Dairy Milkshakes will also be sold at lunches for $2 to with proceeds going to the Terry Fox Foundation.
Rowan's Law Day - Sept 26
Wednesday September 26th is Rowan's Law Day.
Rowan's Law Day is a day to remember the life of Rowan Stringer, a 17-year-old rugby player who tragically lost her life due to brain damage caused by multiple, undiagnosed concussions over a short period of time. Unaware of the dangers of playing through concussions, Rowan continued to compete after suffering multiple concussions. After yet another head trauma she contracted a condition called Second Impact Syndrome - a catastrophic swelling of the brain caused by an injury to the brain before a previous injury has healed. She collapsed on the field and passed away four days later in hospital.
In 2018 Rowan's Law was passed in her memory to protect amateur athletes and educate coaches about the dangers of head injuries.
Rowan's Law mandates:
- Mandatory concussion education for athletes, parents/guardians, educators, coaches, and officials
- Immediate removal from play for any athlete suspected of having sustained a concussion
- Medical diagnosis and progressive 'return to learn' and 'return to play' based on Canadian and International concussion guidelines
- Codes of Conduct for all amateur sports (rule changes designed to protect athletes from head injuries)
- Collection of data about suspected and confirmed concussions to further concussion research
More information on concussions and on Rowan's Law can be found at:
Information for this article gathered from http:www.mtc.gov.on.ca/en/sport/rowan_committee_report.shtml
Friday Spirit Day - Sept 21
Centennial will hold it's first SPIRIT DAY on Friday September 21st!
Link Crew has some awesome activities planned and the Charger Football teams will be kicking off their seasons as well. Be sure to come out to celebrate and show your Charger Spirit!
Link Crew Activities - 12:15pm
Senior Game - Centennial vs. Eastside - 1:30pm
Junior Game - Centennial vs. Eastside - 3:30pm
Gr. 9/10 Hallway Dance!
Junior Dance this Friday!
7:00pm - 10:00pm
Grade 9's get in free!
Grade 10's only $10
Guest passes for students from other schools available at lunch only until Wednesday in the Main Foyer