Awards & Honours

Optimist Don Lucas - Community Recognition Award      
January 19, 2017

Congratulations to Optimist Don Lucas who was honoured last night with a Community Recognition Award from London West MPP Peggy Sattler. Don was recognized for his volunteer efforts on behalf of our club and in particular his many years of dedication to our Oratorical. His hard work has given young people in Oakridge a stage and the confidence to become excellent public speakers.
MPP Peggy Sattler and Optimist Don Lucas

Women's Community House Awards
June 9th, 2015

Our club was presented with this "Gold" level award in recognition of its contributions and donations over the past year.  The award reads, "In recognition of your commitment to help provide safe places and services for abused women and their children."

Mayor's Featured Community Organization
June 15th, 2009
The United Way co-ordinates this program, on behalf of the Mayor, through a volunteer selection committee. Recognition consists of a mounted certificate presented by Mayor DeCicco-Best at the beginning of the Council meeting to representatives of the community organization. The program has been in place since 2003 and recognizes the important contributions of non-profit organizations and their volunteer members to the community.

Easter Seals Ontario Spirit of Giving Award
June 16th, 2009
The Spirit of Giving Award is granted annually to corporations or community groups that exhibit long-standing commitment to Easter Seals.  This provincial award was shared by the Optimist Club of Oakridge Acres and the Optimist Club of Komoka-Kilworth for a $60,000 commitment to build a Sledge Hockey Rink at Camp Woodeden in London, Ontario.