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We are a vibrant service club that supports the youth in our community.

We work hard to support many Youth Based initiatives in Paris, including scholarships and Youth Appreciation events. 


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.

What We Do

Youth Dance

Support Local Youth Sports 

Support Scouts and Girl Guides 

Support Christmas Hamper Program 

Support Food for Thought program

Support Camp Trillium 

Sponsor of Graduation Awards - Spirit of Optimism

Easter Activities at Adelaide Hoodless

Fundraising Activities

Evergreen Swag Sale 

Loonie Twoonie Drive 

Springtime in Paris Craft Show 

Christmas in Paris Craft Show

Paris High School Football BBQ's 

Online Fundraising Auction

New Optimists Welcome

Interested in getting more involved in our community?

Want to meet new friends?

Do you have ideas for events?

Would you like to see what being an Optimist is all about?

We invite you to our to contact Marilyn about becoming an Optimist

Time Commitment: After your Family and work, whatever time you can give is perfectly acceptable

What about meetings? We like to enjoy food together, so the first Monday of the month we have a dessert social and the 3rd Monday of the month we have a dinner meeting, generally 7pm-8:30pm +/- . The executive meets on the 2nd Monday each month. Come to one, come to all, your choice!

All guests are requested to RSVP to in advance.

Optimist International is a worldwide volunteer organization made up of more than 2,500 local Clubs whose Members work each day to make the future brighter by bringing out the best in children, in their communities, and in themselves.

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