Supporting the goals and dreams of amateur athletes
Amateur Athlete Bursary Program
Amateur Athlete Bursary Program 2020 Call for Applications is now closed! Applications will open January 2021.
The John Currie Amateur Sport Legacy Fund honours an important champion of amateur sport and a community builder central to the creation of Repsol 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, Repsol 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 Repsol Sport Centre, awards bursaries annually to qualified amateur athletes with financial need, training in Calgary.
January – call for applications
February – application deadline, February 7
March – adjudication, completed by April 1
April – bursary award presentation and celebration, Thursday, April 23
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 Repsol Sport Centre, as available, one to three times in a year.
- Bursary recipients will be invited to attend a presentation ceremony on April 25, 2019, and asked to provide a recent sport photo.