sponsor youth programs that include sports, cadets, scouts,
leadership training and remembrance activities. Our aim is
to help youth develop an appreciation for teamwork,
leadership, duty and most importantly, Remembrance.
Educators: In addition to the
contests and bursaries below, Veterans Affairs Canada has
provided us with information and links to excellent
The Royal Canadian Legion has a long and valued partnership
The Cadets Program fosters youth leadership, citizenship,
and volunteerism and promotes Canadian and military values.
Cadets volunteer to help the Legion with the Poppy Campaign,
support our Veterans and take active roles in commemorative
ceremonies across Canada. These young men and women play a
vital role in supporting Legion activities and promoting
Remembrance. In return, Legion Branches provide financial
support to help them grow.
addition to being a major sponsor and supporter of Cadet
Corps, Units and Squadrons across the country, the Legion
sponsors the Cadet Medal of Excellence which honours
outstanding Cadets. It is awarded in recognition of
individual endeavors in citizenship which enhance the aims
and objectives of the Canadian Cadet movement. Also each
year, the Sea, Army and Air cadet leagues choose their
respective top cadet. The winning Cadets act as wreath
bearers at the National Remembrance Day Ceremony in Ottawa.
The Legion is proud to support Canada's Cadets and
recognizes their service by offering all graduating Cadets a
one-year free membership in the Legion.
Branch 641 proudly supports the following local Cadet units
in our community:
Branch 641 proudly supports scouts in our community:
To learn more about how Branch 641 supports local cadets and
scouts contact our Cadet Liaison: Dave
Track and Field:
Ontario Command offers a Sports Track and Field program.
Branch 641 Sport Track and Field Chair is Jackie
Youth Contests & Bursaries
and Poster Contest (Postponed to Fall 2021)
Barrhaven Branch 641 has postponed our involvement in
the poster and literary contest until next year due to
the rising cases and risk COVID-19 poses to our
volunteers as well as logistical challenges for the
educators supporting the program. Everyone’s safety was
paramount in this decision.
As one of
our primary goals, fostering Remembrance is a part of
everything we do. Thanks to the longstanding tradition of
Literary and Poster Contests,
we have been able to involve Canadian school children in
helping us to promote not only the National Remembrance Day
Service, but also the act of honouring our military
heritage. Deadlines for entries in the Poster and Literary
Contests are determined by the local Legion branches.
Information, including entry
forms, which can also be found
in the Ontario
Command Youth section are mailed to
Barrhaven area schools in early October. Entries are to be
delivered to the Royal Canadian Legion Barrhaven Branch 641,
at 3500 Fallowfield Rd. An awards ceremony is traditionally
held annually in January.
entries at the branch level will proceed to our G5 Zone, who
also hosts Zone-Level
Annual Remembrance Day Contests.
Photos from 2018 Poster and Literary awards ceremony, 2019
photos can be found on Branch 641’s Facebook group photo
Speaking Contest and Video Contest
Ontario Command invites students to take part in Public
speaking and Video contents. Our
G5 Zone, Hosts Annual Zone-Level Remembrance Day Contests hosts
the first level of Public Speaking contest in March.
Successful candidates at Zone level will proceed to the
Ontario Command level. Ontario Command also hosts the
Annual Remembrance Day Video contest. More information can
be found on the Youth
Programs section of the Ontario
Canadian Legion will assist post-secondary students in
financial need to achieve university, college, technical, or
professional education. Indentured apprentices may also
apply for assistance to purchase tools and instruments.
Provincial and Local level programs are available.
Ontario Command's Bursary Program
Visit their website to learn about the 2020-21 program
opening September 2020 (when students are physically on
campus) through March 2021.
Barrhaven Legion Branch 641 local bursary program:
The branch bursary program for the 2020-21 academic year:
Applications will be accepted in person at the branch or by
mail from 1 September 2020 until the deadline of 31 October
2020. (Restrictions due to COVID-19, may impact our ability
to support this year's process).
Branch 641 Local Bursary Application form.
The Canadian Institute for
Military and Veteran Health Research have extended the
deadline for their Masters, Doctoral and Postgraduate
scholarships and awards until 31 August 2020. More
information is found at https://cimvhr.ca/funding/scholarships/
Youth Education and Bursary Contact:
For help or clarification on any of the above info, contact
Youth Education & Bursary Chairman Lyle