Every year the legion provides donations to community groups that show a need.
If you are part of a community group and would like to request a donation from the Legion, please complete the donation form.
Donations from the Legion
The Yellowknife Legion donates thousands of dollars every year to organizations/individuals in need.
Donations to the Legion
We are a non-profit organization. We are not a charity. Therefore, we are unable to issue tax receipts related to donations. If you would like to donate to the branch, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some past donations have included:
Breakfast for Learning
Program at Mildred Hall and Weledeh School
Lights of Friday Night and Best Buddies Program
Ecole St. Patrick High School
Transitional Home for Women
100th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge
Canadian War history student trip through ecole St. Patrick High School
Foster Family Coalition of the NWT
Programming and Resources
The Salvation Army
PPCLI 2837 Cadets
Update as of 06 Mar 2020 - the Yellowknife Legion is not able to offer scholarships at this time. When scholarships are available, we will update the web-site, advertise on social media and inform the staff at each of the schools noted below. Should you have any questions or comments, do not hesitate to contact the Branch Manager at email@example.com.
The Royal Canadian Legion Vincent Massey Branch 164 Yellowknife is offering a $500 scholarship to one student at each of the Yellowknife high schools -
Kalemi Dene School
Ecole St. Patrick High School
Ecole Sir John High School
Ecole Alain St. Cyr
Recipients must meet the selection criteria set forth below and be pursuing some form of post-secondary education or apprenticeship at an accredited institution in the following academic school year. Should no student at the school meet the criteria, the scholarship will not be given out in that school that year.
While any student is eligible for this scholarship, preference for this scholarship will be given to students who are:
A child, grandchild, great-grandchild, niece, nephew, great-niece or great-nephew of Veterans' personnel, including the RCMP; OR
A child or grandchild of current Canadian Forces personnel, including the RCMP; OR
A child, grandchild, great-grandchild, niece, nephew, great-niece or great-nephew of a Legion Branch or Auxiliary member; OR
Currently enrolled in a Cadet program; OR
A member of the Reserves or Canadian Rangers
In order to be considered for this scholarship, recipients must show a commitment to remembrance through participation in one or more of the following activities:
Encounters With Canada "Remembrance" or "Vimy Ridge" weeks
School battlefields trips and/or classes
Helping organize and/or run the school's Remembrance Day service, and/or the Legion's Remembrance Day service
Volunteering at events sponsored by the Military Family Resource Centre
The Vimy Foundation's Pilgrimage Award
The Beaverbrook Vimy Prize
Participation in other remembrance-related activities as approved by the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 164 Yellowknife
In addition, recipients must show a commitment of service to others in their school and/or the wider community, and exhibit a respectful, positive and kind attitude towards others. This scholarship may be awarded to any deserving student, regardless of their having been awarded other scholarships/bursaries.