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Trivia Night  Our first ever Trivia Night for the Family held on Zoom was a huge success.  We are hopeful and Optimistic that we can hold our next event at our venue, Double Tree by Hilton, on Saturday, February 5th, 2022.  Contact trivia@oakridgeoptimists.ca for more information.


Golf Tournament

Our next tournament will be held Sunday, September 19, 2021 at FireRock Golf Club.  We will comply with all COVID related guidance and regulations in effect at the time.  See our Golf Tournament page for details.


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

The Oakridge Optimists have been assisting Youth, in not only Oakridge, but London and Area for over 60 years.  We strive to create a community where every youth has an opportunity to play sports, go to camp, be educated and give back to their community themselves.  We understand this need is growing bigger everyday. This is why Oakridge Optimists are committed to changing the lives of many youth by supporting community programs, sports teams, education and much more to make lives better for our future generations. 

Please take the time to learn more about Oakridge Optimists and our involvement and commitment to youth and our community.  We also encourage you to get involved in one of our many events we host each year!  Together, we can create a permanent change and spread Optimism to everyone.

Yours in Optimism,
Brian Gibson, President

 
Programs and Information



Membership
Click here for information and an application form.  
Click here to obtain a Police Check Declaration Form.
Click here to get a volunteer status form.
Learn more about our club in the about section.  
Check out our brand new club information sheet!

We built a new club!
The Fanshawe Optimist Club was chartered on April 29, 2021.  We are holding the Charter Celebration on August 4, 2021.  Click here for more information.

Oratorical Contest
The Oratorical Contest is back for 2021.  Click here for more information and to get a registration form.

Optimists Cook for Ronald McDonald House
We cook dinner once a month for the residents at Ronald McDonald House.  Optimists purchase, prepare and serve meals for the families in residence.  Have a look at the team list, future scheduled dates and some of our past meals here.

Salvation Army Christmas Kettle
Our members staff kettles every year in support of this program.  Check out this list to see if an Optimist you know will be at a kettle at Real Canadian Superstore or Remark December 3 through 5.

Youth Volunteer Recognition Program 
The 2021 program has been cancelled.  We hope to be back next year.  To get more information click here.  Contact Optimists Bruce Pope and Eric Riley for information about the event at YVRPchair@oakridgeoptimists.ca.

Oakridge Optimist Club Soccer and Baseball Programs
Our club has three vital, independent committees that provide house league and competitive soccer and baseball programs for girls and boys.  Congratulations to new baseball chair Chris Devlin and new soccer chair Shannon Seidel.  Over 2,000 youth are served each year.  The programs are making plans for the 2021 season.

Oakridge Optimists Donate $24,559
Our club donated this amount during our last fiscal year ended September 30th, 2020 to charities and programs that benefit youth health, education, safety and recreation.  This was despite fundraising difficulties during this year of COVID restrictions.  See the list.

Junior Golf 
Check the link to Optimist Junior Golf for registration and other information.

Contact Us
Our mailing address is 825 Valetta Street, London, Ontario, N6H 2Z2.  Contact the club president for further information at president@oakridgeoptimists.ca.