It seems that I often am applauding the efforts north of the border in Canada, it really seems that they have put a concerted COMBINED effort to seek out and implement innovative ideas. I don’t think it says much about the United States other than we are all trying to do our best in our own little areas. There is little consortium or conglomeration of effort, rather “‘A’ has found this”, “‘B’ has discovered this”, “‘C’ is saying this”, etc, etc, etc…
It may be the same up north but with the population centers mainly in fewer areas in Canada it seems that the Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, and Vancouver areas seem to all be on the same page. This could also be because of the overall influence of the Brain Injury Association of Canada and its influence on such things.
This idea is not from the BIAC, but it has some solid foundations none the less, including our partner in concussion awareness stopconcussions.com with Kerry Goulet and Keith Priemeau at the lead. They have created a vision and group of like-minded individuals to create what they are calling Sports Concussion Care Clinic. Here it is in a press-release; Continue reading
If you live in Canada, or very near Canada, you will have the opportunity to visit a Source For Sports store and be fitted correctly in your hockey helmet. Below is more specific information;
Keith Primeau, former Philadelphia Flyers captain and co-founder of stopconcussions.com applauds the efforts of Source For Sports® stores across Canada who are hosting Helmet Fitting Week September 26th to October 2nd. Everyone is encouraged to bring their helmet to their local Source For Sports® store, no matter where they purchased it, for inspection and fitting assessment in the Head Zone.
Source For Sports® is proud to be partnering with Stopconcussions.com. “It is amazing how our helmet manufacturers including Bauer, Reebok, CCM, Easton and Cascade, the medical community, and the athletes who are willing to share their story, have come together to address this issue. Our young players and their families are important to us, as is this issue”.
Before you hit the ice it’s important to have the proper fitting equipment, take the time to get your helmet looked at.
Former NHL player Keith Primeau has is right, “education is key for all of us when it comes to concussions”. He has launched his own website devoted to concussion awareness as well, stopconcussions.com. The website was launched on May 4th of this year at the Hockey Hall of Fame and it has become a great resource for people. I look to be hooked up with Keith in the future to bring you more options for concussion awareness.