Supporting the goals and dreams of amateur athletes

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

December – call for applications
February – application deadline, February 19
March – adjudication, completed by April 1
May– Bursary award presentation and celebration

Supporting the goals and dreams of amateur athletes

The John Currie Amateur Sport Legacy Fund, supporting the goals and dreams of amateur athletes, awards bursaries annually to athletes with financial need, training in Calgary.

In 1983, Calgary hosted its largest amateur sport competition, the Western Canada Summer Games, at MNP Community & Sport Centre, the flagship facility of the Games. At the conclusion of the successful event, the Games established a Legacy Fund of $250,000 with MNP Community & Sport Centre to support amateur athletes and amateur sport.

Inspired by this commitment to amateur sport, MNP Community & Sport Centre raised funds from generous donors to increase the value of the Legacy Fund to $1 million, and named the fund in honour of John Currie, community champion and President of the 1983 Western Canada Summer Games.

The Legacy Fund plays a vital role in supporting talented, high performance athletes in their competitive journey, and every bursary award has an incredible impact on our athletes, creating new opportunities for sport excellence. "So many of our sponsors, suppliers, Lindsay Park Sports Society Governors and Alumni, fans and friends of MNP Community & Sport Centre have been incredibly supportive of our Legacy Fund," said Jeff Booke, CEO, MNP Community & Sport Centre. "It is their commitment and passion for amateur sport and amateur athletes that has helped elevate the Legacy Fund to a new fundraising record."

How Can You Contribute?


Your donation to The John Currie Amateur Sport Legacy Fund will honour an important champion of amateur sport and provide bursary awards for amateur athletes with financial need training in Calgary. 

Please direct your donation to:

Parks Foundation Calgary for The John Currie Amateur Sport Legacy Fund
225 – 13 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB T2R 1N8

Parks Foundation Calgary is the Project Gifts Administrator for Lindsay Park Sports Society/MNP Community & Sport Centre's fundraising campaign for The John Currie Amateur Sport Legacy Fund, and will issue charitable tax receipts for gifts over $25.00. Parks Foundation Calgary is an entity with standing under the Income Tax Act (Canada) identical to that of a registered charity.

Thank you for supporting the goals and dreams of amateur athletes.



MNP Community & Sport Centre

2225 MacLeod Trail SE
Calgary, Alberta  
T2G 5B6

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(Pools close at 10pm M-F)
Saturday: 6am-10pm
Sunday: 7am-10pm
Stat. Holidays: 7am-6pm


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Programs on statutory holidays.

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