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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.

Youth organizations:

The Royal Canadian Legion has a long and valued partnership with 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: Dave Sereda.

Sports Track and Field:

Ontario Command offers a Sports Track and Field program.  Branch 641 Sport Track and Field Chair is Jackie Fuchs

Youth Contests & Bursaries

Literary and Poster Contest

Public Speaking Contest

Public Speaking
Judging Guidelines

Public Speaking
Registration Form

How to Register

Important Items to Remember

Frequently Asked Questions

List of Schools in
Zone G5 (Ottawa)

As one of our primary goals, fostering Remembrance is a part of everything we do. Thanks to the longstanding tradition of the Annual 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.

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 site.


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. Provincial and Local level programs are available.

Ontario Command's Bursary Program  Visit their website to learn about the 2019-20 program opening September 2019 through March 2020.

Barrhaven Legion Branch 641 local bursary program:

We are now accepting applications at the branch for the 2019-20 program running from 1 September 2019 until the deadline of 31 October 2019.

Branch 641 Local Bursary Application form.

For help or clarification, contact Bursary Chairman Lyle Brennan.

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