Ottawa Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth… I strongly urge everyone, children and adults to wear a helmet. It really could save your life. I meet daily with people involved in accidents and in some cases they are severely injured, but alive thanks to a helmet. Please celebrate Helmet Day tomorrow by purchasing a new helmet. 46 Ontario retailers across the region have agreed to participate in this event. The following locations are offering discounts tomorrow. Simply visit a participating store and purchase your helmet for helmet day discount,
This event is for everyone (children, youth, adults, and seniors) and all kinds of helmets will be available., whether you bike, rollerblade, skateboard, ski, or play hockey.
The following retailers are supporting this very important initiative and are offering discounts:
Store: Top of the World Location: 158 Rideau Street Discount: 15% off all Helmets and Safety Gear (Knee pads, elbow pads and wrist guards)
Store: Antique Skate Location: 9 Florence Street Discount: 15% off all skateboard helmets and equipment
Store: Bushtukah Locations (2 locations): 5607 Hazeldean Road, 203 Richmond Road Discount: 25% off in stock helmets, customer must mention that it is Helmet Day
Store: The Cyclery Location: 115 Bank Street Discount: 20% off all Helmets and Safety Equipment (Bells, Lights, and Reflective Tape)
Store: Dinardo’s Skis & Wheels Location: 44 Northside Road Discount: Will pay the taxes on all helmets purchased on Helmet Day
Store: Euro Sports Location: 13 Bullman Street Discount: 25% off all helmets
Store: Joe Mamma Location: 767 Bank Street Discount: 25% off all helmets in stock
Store: Foster’s Sports Centre Location: 305 Bank Street Discount: 15% off all helmets
Store: Fresh Air Experience Location:1291 Wellington Street Discount: 15% off all helmets
Store: Full Cycle Location: 401 Saint Laurent Boulevard Discount: 15% off in stock helmets, customer must mention that it is Helmet Day
Store: Kunstadt Locations (3 locations): 680 Bank Street, 1583 Bank Street, 463 Hazeldea Discount: 30% of all helmets
Store: Lacroix Source for Sports Location: 2062 St. Joseph Blvd Discount: 20% discount on all hockey helmets
Store: McCranks Location: 889 Bank Street Discount: 10% off all in-store helmets
Store: Mountain Equipment Coop Location: 366 Richmond Road Discount: 10% off all in-store helmets
Store: On Deck Skateboard Shop Location: 141 Bentley Avenue Discount: 15% off all helmets
Store: Orleans Cycles Location: 2404 St.Joseph Boulevard Discount: 10% off all in-store helmets
Store: Pecco’s Location (2 locations): 86 Murray Street, 85 Du Portage (Gatineau, QC) Discount: 25% off all helmets
Store: Phat Moose Cycles Location: 98 Hawthorne Avenue Discount: 15% off all helmets
Store: Rebec and Kroes Location: 2679 Alta Vista Drive Discount: 10% off all in-store helmets
Store: Sport Chek Location (12 locations): Ottawa: Kanata Centrum: 785 Kanata Av, Merivale Mall : 1642 Merivale Rd, Place D’Orléans: 110 Place D’Orleans Dr, Riocan Marketplace: 125 Riocan Av, St.Laurent: 1200 St Laurent Blvd, Surrounding Areas: Belleville, ON: 390 North Front Street #200, Cobourg, ON: 1111 Elgin Street West , Cornwall, ON: 501 Tollgate W, Lindsay, ON: 401 Kent Street West, Kingston, ON: 945 Gardiners Road, Pembroke, ON: 1100 Pembroke Street East #503
Peterborough, ON: 645 Lansdowne Street West Discount: 20% off last ticketed price on all bike helmets
Store: Sportek Location: 1020 Pleasant Park Road Discount: 20% off helmets if customer mentions “Helmet Day”
Store: Sports Experts Location: 100 Bayshore Drive, 4338 Innes Road, 50 Rideau Street , 1226 Saint Laurent Boulevard Discount: 25% off all regular priced helmet
Store: Tall Tree Cycles Location: 255 Richmond Road Discount: 20 % off all helmets
Store: Tommy and Lefebvre Location: 464 Bank Street, 250 Centrum Boulevard
499 Terry Fox Drive , 2525 Lancaster Road, 3777 Strandherd Discount: 20% off any Helmet purchase or a BUY one receive the second helmet FREE (equal or lesser value)
Please , please , please take care of your head and brain. A brain injury and head injury can happen to anyone and can change your life forever. Be a good role model for your children and strap a helmet on !
Ottawa personal injury lawyer, Ontario personal injury lawyer David Hollingsworth. I am currently at my son’s hockey tournament in Alliston , Ontario. These 8 year old kids are giving it their all and playing with heart. I love watching them play hockey. I thought it would be timely to remind everyone about hockey and concussions in children. I also wanted to remind everyone with a child is out there on the ice, please make sure they are wearing a proper CSA approved helmet, not just the helmet that is lying around in the garage. Most of all,play safe and have fun….
Hockey is one of Canada’s most popular sports, with over 520,000 players registered in the Canadian Hockey Association (CHA) for the 2000-2001 season. The incidence of hockey-related injuries amongst children between the ages of 9 to 14 leading to emergency department visits more than doubled between since 1990.The injury incidence among teens aged 15 to 18 didn’t increase as much as that of younger children, but still grew 85 % during the same time period.
42% – head and face
Who gets injured?
Defense 33% Forwards 63% Goalie 4%.
The Children’s hospital of Eastern Ontario’s website is an excellent resource for signs and symptoms of concussions. The following inforamation is from this site: Concussions can cause a variety of symptoms, which can appear several hours after the incident. Signs and symptoms of a concussion include:
- Confusion (your child might not know where he is or the period of the game)
- Memory problems (forgetting what happened before or after the injury)
- Loss of consciousness (being “knocked out”)
- Dizziness/feeling dazed
- Vision problems/staring blankly/seeing stars
- Slurred speech
- Unusual emotions, personality change, inappropriate behaviour
There are different kinds of concussions and some may be more serious than others.
- Symptoms last less than 15 minutes after the injury.
- Child/teen should not return to playing hockey or other sports for at least one week.
Symptoms last longer than 15 minutes after the injury.
- Symptoms return with exercise.
- The child/teen has been knocked out.
- Longer recovery time. Several weeks or even months before returning to playing hockey or other sports.
Again, enjoy hockey ! It is a wonderful sport. Please be safe out there and parents be on the look out if your child does fall or you suspect they have hit their head.
———————- The Ottawa Injury Blog is written regularly by Ottawa personal injury lawyer David Hollingsworth. Since 1999, David has been an Ottawa personal injury lawyer representing Ottawa accident victims and the families of accident victims who have lost a loved one in an Ontario accident, including snowmobile accidents. This blog reports on accidents in eastern Ontario, personal injury issues, local Ottawa news and events and various news that relates to Ottawa, accidents and personal injury. Visit www.ottawainjury.ca for more information. If you have a question, feel free to call or email firstname.lastname@example.org (613) 978-9549
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