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About Us

The Guelph Optimist Club Inc. was founded on June 27th, 1940. The Club is in District 46, Zone 11 within Optimist International Canada which covers the Mid-Western Ontario region. The Club was formed with the goal in mind of financially helping the Youth in the City of Guelph, Ontario. Through various means of fundraising including annual events such as Bike Rodeos, Easter egg hunts, Roast Beef dinners and Barbeques among other things.  Throughout the years, the Guelph Optimist Club Inc. has helped sponsor four other Optimist Clubs in the region including in Cambridge, Eramosa, Grand Valley and a second club in Guelph, Guelph-Royal City.

Mission, Vision & Purposes

Mission: By providing hope and positive vision, Optimists bring out the best in youth, our communities and ourselves.


Vision: Optimist International will be recognized worldwide as the premier volunteer organization that values all children and helps them develop to their full potential.


Purposes: To develop optimism as a philosophy of life utilizing the tenets of the Optimist Creed; to promote an active interest in good government and civic affairs; to inspire respect for the law; to promote patriotism and work for international accord and friendship among all people; to aid and encourage the development of youth, in the belief that the giving of one’s self in service to others will advance the well-being of humankind, community life and the world.

The Guelph Optimists meet once a month for business meetings, those meetings are held at Trinity United Church on Stevenson Street in Guelph. If you or anyone you know are interested in getting involved within the community as an Optimist, please send us an

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