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Trivia Night  50/50 Winner Dan Wakefield, Hamilton, ON $2095.00

Our next Trivia Night will be held on Saturday, February 3rd, 2018.  Thanks to everyone who made our most recent event successful.  Contact trivia@oakridgeoptimists.ca to get on next year's waiting list or to get more information.

Golf Tournament

Our 10th annual Oakridge Optimists Charity Golf Tournament will be held on Sunday, September 17th, 2017 at FireRock Golf Club.  We support Ronald McDonald House Southwestern Ontario right here in London with the net proceeds of this event.  See our Golf Tournament page for details.

Fleetwood Country Cruize In Beer Tent
Our club has operated the Beer Tent on the Steve Plunkett Estate for the past few years.  We hope to return again Saturday and Sunday, June 3 and 4, 2017 when they will be saluting 50 years of Camaro, Firebird and Cougar. 

BBQ and Event Team

Do you need us to cook for your event on our 27' charcoal BBQ?  Do you need bartenders for a wedding or other event?  Contact us at bbqbookings@oakridgeoptimists.ca for a quote.

  President's Message

We celebrate an important milestone in 2017 as it is the 60th anniversary of the Oakridge Acres Optimist Club. We have been helping youth in our community since 1957. As part of our anniversary, our club has initiated several projects that will have a lasting impact in the community.

Our Youth Volunteer Recognition Program enters its second year as we will once again honour young people in the Oakridge area who make our community, city and world a better place through their volunteering. 

Please browse our site to see the programs we are involved with and support. Your generous support of our Trivia Night, Charity Golf Tournament and other events enables our club to continue serving the youth of our community. If you would like to give us a hand, consider joining us as a member of the Oakridge Optimist Club.

Yours in Optimism

Bill Adams

Oakridge Optimist President 2016-17 

Programs and Information

Interested in learning if our club is right for you?  Click here for information and an application form.  Learn more about our club in the about section

60th Anniversary Capital Project and Celebrations
Check out our capital project for the improvement of Oakridge parks.

Youth Volunteer Recognition Program 
We held our first committee meeting and hope to identify outstanding youth volunteers in our area for the 2016-2017 program.  For more information click here.  Contact Optimist Bruce Pope for information about the event at YVRPchair@oakridgeoptimists.ca.

Essay and Oratorical Contests
Check out this page for information on these two contests.  The essay contest is in January and Oratorical starts March 25th, 2017.  Contact Optimist Don Lucas for more information by phone (226) 663-4854 or by email.

Optimists Cook for Ronald McDonald House
We have been booked to cook dinner once a month between now and May 2017 for the residents at Ronald McDonald House.  Optimists purchase, prepare and serve meals for the families in residence.

Oakridge Optimist Club Soccer and Baseball Programs
Our club has two vital independent committees that provide house league and competitive soccer and baseball programs for girls and boys.  Over 2,000 youth are served each year.

Oakridge Optimists Donate $32,599
Our club donated $32,599.00 during our last fiscal year ended September 30th, 2016 to charities and programs that benefit youth health, education, safety and recreation.  See the list.

Our club staffs the Salvation Army Kettle
Our members will be at the kettle at Real Canadian Superstore and Remark's at Oxford Street West and Hyde Park Road on December 8, 9 and 10, 2016.  Stop by and say hello and make a donation to a great cause.

50/50 Draw Winner Scores Big
Congratulations to Dan Wakefield of Hamilton who won the Chapman Real Estate Team 50/50 Draw at last night's Trivia Night.  Dan took home $2,290.00.

Contact Us
Our office and meeting room is located within the Oakridge Arena at 825 Valetta Street, London, Ontario, N6H 2Z2.  Look for the red door beside the main entrance to the arena.  Contact the club president for further information at president@oakridgeoptimists.ca.

Club History
Check back soon for information about 60 years of Optimism in Oakridge.

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