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:
Track and Field:
Ontario Command offers a
Sports Track and Field program.
Branch 641 Sport Track and Field Chair is
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. Information, including
entry forms, which can also be found in the
Ontario Command Youth section were 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. An awards ceremony will be held in January
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 photo’s can be found on Branch 641’s Facebook group
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 2020.
Successful candidates at Zone level will proceed to the
Ontario Command level. Ontario Command also hosts the
Annual Remembrance Day Video contest.
More information 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 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 2019-20 academic year is
closed. **2020-21 program: Tentative upon opening of branch
operations: Applications will be accepted in person at the
branch or by mail from 1 September 2020 until the deadline
of 31 October 2020. (Restrictions due to COVID-19, may
impact our ability to support this year's process).
Branch 641 Local Bursary Application form.
External Scholarship Resources
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/
Branch 641 Youth Education and Bursary Contact:
For help or clarification on any of the above info, contact
Youth Education & Bursary Chairman