The John Currie Amateur Sport Legacy Fund

Supporting the goals and dreams of amateur athletes

Amateur Athlete Bursary Program 2023 Call for Applications is now closed!

December – call for applications
February – application deadline, February 23, 2024
March – adjudication, completed beginning March 2024
April  – Bursary Award presentation and Celebration April 25, 2024

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.”

More details HERE

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.

Download the donation form (pdf)

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.

Note: Our parking lot is scheduled for cleaning Wednesday, June 5th, followed by line painting Monday, June 10th.
Both tasks will take place overnight from 11pm until 4am. Unauthorized vehicles in the parking lot during these times will be subject to towing.

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Drop-in admission may continue to be purchased anytime outside of Member Hours. 

**Member Hours grants exclusive access to Annual & Monthly Memberships, 10 Pass & 30 Day Card holders, Member Guest & Courtesy Pass holders & Sport Partners,