The John Currie Amateur Sport Legacy Fund

Amateur Athlete Bursary Program

2016 Call for Amateur Bursary Applications is now closed. Please check back in January 2017 for details on the application process.

February – application deadline February 28th

March – adjudication; completed by March 31st

April – celebration and cheque presentations

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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 Talisman Centre, the flagship facility of the Games. At the conclusion of the successful event, the Games established a Legacy Fund of $250,000 with Talisman Centre to support amateur athletes and amateur sport.

Inspired by this commitment to amateur sport, Talisman 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 Talisman Centre have been incredibly supportive of our Legacy Fund," said Jeff Booke, CEO, Talisman 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:

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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/Talisman 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.

For more information on donating to The John Currie Amateur Sport Legacy Fund, please contact:

Julie Johnston, Fund Development Officer
Phone: 403-355-1254