Amateur Athlete Bursary Program

Supporting the goals and dreams of amateur athletes

Amateur Athlete Bursary Program 2023 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 throughout his life 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 23, 2024
March – adjudication, completed beginning of March 2024
April  – Bursary Award presentation and Celebration April 25, 2024

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 April 25, 2024

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.

NEW Member Hours*  – Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 5pm to 8pm, Members will have exclusive access to the Facility.
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,