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Trivia Night What a Blast We Had Last Night!  Alan Harkness of Kitchener won a record setting 50/50 prize of $2587.50.  The planning has begun for our next event that will be held on Saturday, February 6th, 2021 at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel in London.  Contact trivia@oakridgeoptimists.ca for more information or to get on the waiting list.

Golf Tournament

Check out the photos from our 2019 tournament.

Our 13th annual Oakridge Optimists Charity Golf Tournament scheduled for this September has been cancelled due to COVID restrictions.  Our next tournament will be held Sunday, September 19, 2021 at FireRock Golf Club.  We invite you to to go to the RMH website and make a donation to support Ronald McDonald House Southwestern Ontario right here in London.  The club will match the total donations up to $5,000.00.  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

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 ARE BACK!!  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.

2020 House League Soccer Program Cancelled
The SWOAK Soccer Board made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 house league season in light of the overwhelming uncertainty that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought.  For information on receiving your full refund go the the soccer website or contact the board at swoaksoccer@gmail.com.

Oratorical Contest
Our club's contest was scheduled for Saturday, March 28, 2020 beginning at 930 am at the Byron Library Branch but was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Click here for details.

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 5 through 7.

Youth Volunteer Recognition Program 
Our 5th annual celebration of youth volunteers was to be held April 22nd at Innovation Works on King Street.  Fourteen youth have been nominated but the presentation plans have been placed on hold due to the COVID-19 isolation orders.  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.

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, office and meeting room are 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.