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
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
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 Youth Education Programme booklet, contest information
and fillable entry
forms, are found in the Ontario
Command Youth section. Information packages are also
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. No later than: MONDAY
15 November 2021. An awards ceremony is traditionally
held annually in January.
IMPORTANT: Entry forms (especially the contact email
addresses and phone numbers must be legible) Use of the
filable (typewritten) entry form is prefered.
Winning 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
Public 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.
*There will be no video contest for 2021 or 2022. It is
expected to resume in 2023.
More information can be found on the Youth
Programs section of the Ontario Command site.
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 2021-22 academic
year: Applications will be accepted in person at the branch
or by mail from 1 September 2021 until the deadline of 31
October 2021. (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