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
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.
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.
Local Bursary Application form.
For help or clarification, contact Bursary Chairman