Supporting the goals and dreams of amateur athletes

Amateur Athlete Bursary Program 2021 Call for Applications is now CLOSED!

The John Currie Amateur Sport Legacy Fund honours an important champion of amateur sport and a community builder central to the creation of MNP Community & Sport Centre. Mr. John Currie was President of the 1983 Western Canada Summer Games and has continued to provide volunteer leadership to the Calgary community.

The purpose of The John Currie Amateur Sport Legacy Fund carries forward the values and ideals of the original Legacy Fund established in 1983 by a gift from the 1983 Western Canada Summer Games. Inspired by this commitment to amateur sport, MNP Community & Sport Centre has raised funds from generous donors to increase the value of the Legacy Fund to $1 million. Lindsay Park Sports Society, operator of MNP Community & Sport Centre, awards bursaries annually to qualified amateur athletes with financial need, training in Calgary.


December - call for applications
February - application deadline, February 19
March - adjudication, completed by April 1
April  - Bursary Award presentation and celebration (date TBD) 

All applications will be reviewed by the Grants & Bursaries Committee and awards will be recommended to the Lindsay Park Sports Society Board of Governors for approval. Successful applicants will be notified and receive their bursary at a celebration event. Please submit only the completed application form online; additional information will not be reviewed by the selection committee.


  • Applicant must be an amateur athlete with financial need, training in Calgary.
  • Applicant must be a member in good standing in his or her club/association. 
  • Bursary recipients will be asked to serve as an Ambassador for MNP Community & Sport Centre, as available, one to three times in a year.
  • Bursary recipients will be invited to attend a presentation ceremony - date to be confirmed based on Covid-19 guidelines.
MNP Community & Sport Centre

2225 MacLeod Trail South,
Calgary, Alberta
   T2G 5B6

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday: 5am-11pm
Monday - Friday: Aquatics 5am-10pm
Saturday: 6am-10pm
Sunday: 7am-10pm
Stat. Holidays: 7am-6pm


There are no Group Fitness or Registered Classes
on statutory holidays.

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