About Us

Optimist International, founded in 1919, is a service organization serving youth and communities around the globe. It has nearly 70,000 adult and youth members in more than 2,500 clubs in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, Mexico, and many other nations throughout the world. Carrying the motto “Bringing Out the Best in Youth, in our Communities, and in Ourselves,” Optimists conduct positive service projects that reach more than six million young people each year. To learn more about Optimist International, visit the organization’s website at www.optimist.org

We are the Optimist Club of Orangeville part of  CENON (Central Ontario District Optimists), we have about 30 current members and welcome new members wholeheartedly! While it's been a very challenging year and a half, the Covid-19 virus is beginning to get under control as more people are vaccinated. We look forward to a brighter, more social future. Meetings in person have begun with masks and social distancing in place. Our meetings take place every other Wednesday and are catered with a scrumptious dinner. If you'd like to come check us out, go to the Why Join Us page and fill out a short form.

Now, more than ever, we should choose kindness, choose community and choose Optimism.

The Youth Bench Art Contest was a roaring success with many wonderful entries. Click below to see what our youth have created for the Kay Cee Gardens Benches. We have completed installation of the panels and they are a site to behold. Click Here

We begin a new Optimist executive year 2021/2022 with 3 Co-Presidents at the helm, the Triumvirate. Long time members Optimists Kevin MacBean, Rob Strang and Phil Bonnick.


Christmas in The Park was open and dazzling Click here to see our CiTP page.

We are hosting an event with the Dufferin Child and Family Foundation on Sat. May 10. An Around the World Scavenger Hunt & Pancake Breakfast. see our community page for more info.

Find out more about the Optimist Club of Orangeville, our work with the community, celebrating fellowship and friends of youth. Why Join Us?