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About Us

We begin a new year of Optimism this September 2022 with Kevin MacBean at the helm as our president. And we are finally able to hold our much anticipated celebration for our 50th Anniversary, slightly delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic that struck the world in 2019. Stay tuned for photos of our members enjoying this festive event taking place at the Best Western in September. 50th Anniversary page


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

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.

Christmas in The Park is also celebrating an anniversary... for 30 years the Optimist Club has been bedazzling the Kay Cee Gardens! Click here to see updates as they come in on our CiTP page.

We hosted an event with the Dufferin Child and Family Foundation on Sat. May 10, 2022 with an Around the World Scavenger Hunt & Pancake Breakfast. It was the first of many such events with this wonderful organization. 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?

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