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Youth

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.


Bursaries:

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 - English 
2018 - 2019 Formulaire de demande de bourse d'études

Eligibility and Conditions

  • Canadian ex-service personnel, their children and grandchildren.
  • Merchant Navy personnel, their children and grandchildren
  • Commonwealth ex-service and allied country ex-service personnel resident in Canada, their children and grandchildren.
  • Ordinary or Life Member, their children and grandchildren
  • Associate Member and their children
  • Member of Ladies’ Auxiliary, their children and grandchildren
  • Step children and step grandchildren are recognized the same as children and grandchildren, and considered where applicable.

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.

Selection Criteria

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 post-secondary education;

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 Lyle Brennan.
 


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