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“Head Safe” with Scouts Canada and Hydro One

November 30 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

Free

Concussions represent more than one in five Ontario student injuries treated by a doctor or nurse, but despite this, half of Canadians have little knowledge of what a concussion is. That’s why Scouts Canada and Hydro One are holding a free head safety awareness event for families to launch Head Safe – an initiative that will provide Canadian youth and families with resources and hands-on instruction to prevent, identify and respond to head injuries like concussions.

Free to attend with registration at headsafethunderbay.eventbrite.ca, the event offers a variety of fun, age appropriate, hands-on activities and games with educational foundations designed for youth ages five to 12 and their parents. Interactive activities include a concussion simulation obstacle course, an egg drop game, role playing real-life scenarios and head injury first aid awareness. Participants will discover important safety measures to protect against head injuries, how to recognize the early symptoms of a concussion, what to do if they suspect they have one, and the six steps of when it is safe to return to play, with appropriate medical clearance. A free lunch will be provided.

Details

Date:
November 30
Time:
9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://headsafethunderbay.eventbrite.ca

Venue

The Agora at Lakehead University
955 Oliver Road, Agora Lane
Thunder Bay, Ontario Canada
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