Club News

Annual Don MacDonald Optimist Bursary Recipients - 06/07/2018
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This week we awarded our annual Don MacDonald Optimist Bursaries to 10 very deserving Oakville high students who have demonstrated their commitment by volunteering within their community and school, while at the same time striving to achieve their best academically. Each student received a $2,000 bursary for their post-secondary education and a certificate. In the back row, from left to right are: Emily Williams, Luke Raczywolski, Madelyn Taylor, Maria Salman, and Jiashen Huang. In the front row, left to right are: Catherine Maul, Syed Rizvi, our Optimist Chair of the Bursary Committee, Pat Mason, Maddie Balchand and Chantal Cote. Unable to attend this evening was bursary recipient, Eunice Tunggal....


Our Club Essay Winner also Wins District Scholarship - 05/16/2018
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Our Club and the Central Ontario District Essay winner is Ethan Parikh, who also read his excellent essay at our last Club Dinner Meeting. He received his awards from our Club and District, including a cheque from our Optimist Club for $500.00. As well, from our District Essay Competition, he also won a $2500.00 scholarship for future post secondary study. Congratulations to our three Essay Contest winners and thank you to our Optimist Club Essay Contest Chair Debbie Corcoran.


37th Annual Shrimpfest Tickets Now Available - 05/16/2018
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Tickets for our 37th Annual Shrimpfest Gala are now available online at: http://www.oakvilleoptimistclub.com/ShrimpfestGala and from local Oakville Optimist Club members. It is also the 70th Anniversary of the Optimist Club of Oakville, so this Shrimpfest is going to be better than ever! You will enjoy all you can eat Shrimp (roast beef alternate) with all of the fixings, pasta, salad and dessert. There is also the famous Pick 'n' Spin Game (arrive early to get the best selection of prizes), a fabulous Silent Auction, the best Door Prizes and a free Photo Booth. All topped off by dancing to the fantastic live band - Plan B - they fill the dance floor. Can't wait to...


Our Club Oratorical Winner, Rory Wins the Oratorical Zone - 04/16/2018
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Congratulations Rory! She won our Club Oratorical Contest and also won our Optimist Zone 3 Competition, so now she will be competing representing our Zone in the Central Ontario District Competition in Belleville on May 5th! We are so proud of you! Go Rory! We will be there to cheer you on. 


Optimist Clubs of Halton & Logics Academy Sponsor Free Robotics Workshops for Halton Elementary School Teachers - 04/10/2018
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The Optimist Clubs of Oakville, Burlington, Milton, and Halton Hills together with Logics Academy are offering a free after school learning opportunity on Wednesday, May 2nd from 4:15 to 6:15 at St Ignatius of Loyola Secondary School, 1550 Nottinghill Gate, Oakville, ON L6M 1S2. Thank you to the Halton Catholic District School Board for providing the location for this event and the refreshments. This hands-on training is designed for elementary school teachers who teach Kindergarten to Grade 5. There will be amazing prizes given away at the end of this fabulous event, sponsored by the Optimist Clubs and Logics Academy - including one full set of 4 robots, the charging...


Official Proclamation - Optimist Day in Oakville - 01/31/2018
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So proud that Mayor Rob Burton has officially issued the Proclamation that February 1, 2018 is Optimist Day in the Town of Oakville, in recognition of the 70th Anniversary of the Optimist Club of Oakville in 2018. Thank you!