Help our youth remember
Legions 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.
The Royal Canadian Legion has a long and valued partnership
Cadets Canada. 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.
In 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:
Sports Track and Field:
Ontario Command offers a
Sports Track and Field program.
Branch 641 Sport Track and Field Chair is
Youth Contests & Bursaries
Literary and Poster Contest
As one of our primary goals, fostering Remembrance is a part
of everything we do. Thanks to the longstanding tradition of
Annual Literary and Poster
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.
The deadline for entries to this year’s Poster and Literary
Contests is 15 November 2019. Entries
are to be delivered to the Royal Canadian Legion Barrhaven
Branch 641, at 3500 Fallowfield Rd.
An awards ceremony will be held in January 2020.
Public Speaking Contest and Remembrance Video Contest
Ontario Command also invites students to take part in Public
speaking and Video contents. More information and forms can
be found on the
Youth Programs section of the Ontario Command
Royal 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.
Ontario Command's Bursary Program
Barrhaven Legion Branch 641 Bursary Program
The 2018-19 program is now closed.
Applications for the 2019-20 school year will be
accepted beginning in September through the last
Friday of March 2020.
2018 - 2019 Bursary form
2018 - 2019 Formulaire de
demande de bourse d'études
Eligibility and Conditions
Canadian ex-service personnel, their children and
Merchant Navy personnel, their children and
Commonwealth ex-service and allied country ex-service
personnel resident in Canada, their children and
Ordinary or Life Member, their children and
Associate Member and their children
Member of Ladies’ Auxiliary, their children and
Step children and step grandchildren are recognized the
same as children and grandchildren, and considered where
1. A candidate must be a current resident in the
geographical Poppy Fund area serviced by Branch 641of the
Royal Canadian Legion. Exception: The applicant, or a member
of the applicants family, must be a member in good standing
of the Legion Branch awarding the Bursary.
2. The institution to be attended must be approved for
assistance under the Ontario Student Assistance Program. The
institution may be located outside of Ontario.
3. The amount of assistance granted to a student for a full
academic year will be based on accepted documented need at a
rate determined by the Poppy Trust Fund Bursary Committee.
4. The Poppy Trust Fund Bursary Committee reserves the
option and right to contact you or your next of kin to
authenticate all the information pertaining to the
application. The contact may be by phone or in person.
5. Any purposely misleading of untruthful information will
be cause for disqualification. Late or incomplete
applications will not be considered.
6. 6. All applications must be submitted by October 31, 2018
for the academic year ending June 2019 and hand delivered or
mailed to the “RCL 641 Bursary Committee” at the Royal
Canadian Legion at: 3A- 3500 Fallowfield Rd. Nepean
ON K2J 4A7.
7. All bursaries awarded will be sent to the educational
institution on behalf of the recipient. A copy of the letter
sent to the institution will be mailed to the recipient.
The Barrhaven Legion Branch 641 Bursary Committee will
select successful applicants. In making the selection, the
committee shall give consideration to:
1. Confirmation of eligibility;
2. Evidence of need of financial assistance after review of
the financial resources of the student and his/her family;
3. Supporting evidence of interest and ability to complete
4. Evidence of integrity, initiative, ambition and industry;
5. Knowledge and understanding of The Royal Canadian Legion
if a research essay is requested;
6. Commitment to participate in the Legion Poppy Campaign by
applicant or family member.
NOTE: For help or clarification, contact Bursary Chairman