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Trivia Night Check out this link and scroll down to Past Events to some information about the results of our 2019 Trivia Night.  The planning will begin soon for our next event that will be held on Saturday, February 1st, 2020 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

Our 12th annual Oakridge Optimists Charity Golf Tournament will be held on Sunday, September 15th, 2019 at FireRock Golf Club.  We support Ronald McDonald House Southwestern Ontario right here in London with $10,000.00 of the proceeds from 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 on the first Saturday and Sunday of June 2019

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

Oakridge Optimists spread the philosophy of Optimist International by encouraging our kids to be active and involved.  Since this year is the 100th anniversary of the founding of Optimism, the organization is recommitting to its goal of "Bringing Out the Best in Youth into the Next Century".  As I hope that you will see through the programs and events on this site, there are many ways to find the Best in Youth.

 

We look forward to staying active in our neighbourhood but also to meeting neighbours who share our goal.  Please don't hesitate to become involved since we welcome your support.


Yours in Optimism

Mike Blencowe, President


 
Programs and Information



We dedicated the lower diamond at Oakridge Optimist Community Park to Optimist Bob Stark, a member that left a legacy in our club and our community.

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

New Club Build in Woodstock
Our club joined with the East London Club and the District to build a new club in Woodstock.  Click here for the story.  The Woodstock Club is holding a fundraising BBQ at Zehr's, 969 Dundas Street, Woodstock on Saturday, May 4th from 11 to 2.  Stop by for a hot dog or sausage and help them support youth in their community.

Salvation Army Christmas Kettle
Our members staff kettles every year in support of this program.  We will post the dates and location in the fall.

Youth Volunteer Recognition Program 
We held our 4th annual celebration of youth volunteers on April 10th.  Congratulations to the 17 young people recognized.  The planning has begun for our 2020 program.  We will be looking for young people that volunteer in the Oakridge area.  To get more information click here.  Contact Optimists Bruce Pope and Eric Riley for information about the event at YVRPchair@oakridgeoptimists.ca.

Essay and Oratorical Contests
Check out this page for information.  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 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.

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.  Over 2,000 youth are served each year.

Oakridge Optimists Donate $37,712.00
Our club donated this record amount during our last fiscal year ended September 30th, 2018 to charities and programs that benefit youth health, education, safety and recreation.  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 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.