Royal Canadian Legion Branch #59 Bursaries

The Royal Canadian Legion Moose Jaw Branch #59 Poppy Fund Bursary

This bursary is extended annually to Grade 12 students who are sons, daughters or grandchildren of ex-servicemen in need of assistance in financing further education.

  • Fill out the necessary application form.
  • Deadline:  May 24, 2017

The Royal Canadian Legion Moose Jaw Branch #59 Nola Belisle Memorial Bursary

  • This on-going bursary has been renamed to honour the memory of Nola Belisle.  This being done in 1996 by the Honours & Awards Committee of Branch #59 of the Royal Canadian Legion.  One bursary is to be awarded annually to each of the five high schools in the City of Moose Jaw, SK.
  • Eligibility:
    • Any student completing Grade 12 in a MJ High School with the following qualifications:
      • Participation in worthy community projects.
      • Good moral character.
      • Maintains high scholastic standing.
      • Participates in extra curricular activities.
      • Plans to continue with further education.
    • Complete the application form and add supporting documents.
  • Deadline:  May 24, 2017

Summer Training Programs – Canadian Forces/Aboriginal


The Forces offers three Summer Training Programs that combine military lifestyle with cultural awareness: Bold Eagle, Raven and Black Bear. These six-week long programs give you a taste of military training with the option – but no commitment – to join the Forces. The training is based on the Army Reserve Basic Military Qualification and is taught by military instructors. Subjects include General Military Knowledge, Weapons Handling, Navigation, First Aid, Drill, and Survival Skills.

All three Summer Training Programs begin with a Culture Camp. The camp is designed to ease the transition from civilian to military lifestyle, and focuses on common spiritual beliefs.

All Culture Camps are conducted by Elders of different First Nations and Aboriginal groups.

Bold Eagle – is open to Aboriginal Peoples living in Western Canada or Northwestern Ontario.  Participants will train in Wainwright, AB.

Raven is the Navy’s summer program for Aboriginal Peoples from across Canada. Participants train in Esquimalt, BC.

Black Bear –  is an Army training program for Aboriginal peoples from across Canada that takes place in Oronocto, NB.

Travel is arranged to and from the program, living accommodations, food, clothing and all equipment. While you are in the program you are temporarily a Forces member and are paid around $3,500 for completing the full six weeks.

To qualify for the summer training programs, you must have completed at least Grade 10 (Sec IV in Quebec). Applications are due by the end of March so that all the arrangements can be made for the beginning of the programs in July. When filling out the online application, indicate the Summer Training Program you are interested in under “Program Choices”.