The Royal Canadian Legion sponsors youth programs that include sports, cadet corps, leadership training and Remembrance activities. It is our aim to help youth learn an appreciation for teamwork, leadership, duty and most importantly, Remembrance.
Poster, Literary and Essay Contest
Our annual poster, literary and essay contest, helps to focus the attention of the participants on those who gave their all for the freedoms we enjoy today. The main principle to encourage students to remember, think and participate, prior to and during the Annual Remembrance Day Services. This contest is divided into the following categories:
- Senior (Grades 10, 11 & 12)
- Intermediate (Grades 7, 8 & 9)
- Junior (Grades 4, 5 & 6)
- Primary (Grades 1, 2 & 3)
The winning entries progress to judging at the Zone, District, Provincial and National levels.
Youth Public Speaking Contest
Public Speaking is another category in our Youth Education Program. This contest is meant to give young people the opportunity to develop their public speaking skills. Speeches are to be the original work of the speaker. Like the poster, literary and essay contest, the participants are divided into four categories: Senior, Intermediate, Junior and Primary. Winning contestants have the opportunity to progress through Zone, District, Provincial and National levels.
Youth Track and Field Program
The Youth Track and Field Program is unique as it is the only program of its kind in the province that offers both a summer and winter meet to boys and girls 17 years of age and under. This program has existed for many years, with over 400 athletes competing in both of the summer and winter meets. Many of our participants have gone on to become very prominent in the field of sports.