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Youth Programs . . .
, (Nov 25, 2022) Christmas in the Village
(Dec 3, 2022) Optimist Whitby Santa Claus Parade
(Aug 2023) Counsellor in Training
(Jul 3-Aug 18, 2023) Day Camp
, (Apr 16, 2022) Easter Egg Hunt
, horse drawn wagon rides (Sep 9, 2023) Harvest Festival
, children planting their own potted garden. (May 2022) Here We Grow – Potted Gardens
(Apr 12, 2023). Compete for a $20,000 scholarship. Oratorical Contest
, sponsorship (Jun 3, 2023) Spelling Bee at Brooklin Spring Fair
(Jun-Sep) Student Employment program
grades 5-7 only (September-June) Youth Dances
for school youth in grades 5 to 8, in membership with JOI – Junior Optimist International (Thursdays twice monthly) Junior Optimist Club
for school youth in grades 9 to 12, in membership with JOI – Junior Octagon International (Mondays twice monthly) Youth Octagon Club Fundraising . . .
Civic Projects . . .
project (2010-2013) $100,000 lead donation Brooklin Optimist Gymnasium, Community Centre & Library
, funding scholarships. Canadian Children’s Optimist Foundation
, for Brooklin Elementary School Students. Friend of Youth Fund
Pitch-In Brooklin, Vipond Road clean up (Apr 22, 2023 9am-11am)
Optimist Park of Brooklin: The gazebo was the cornerstone of Optimist Park of Brooklin project completed in September 1996. The park project was in co-operation with Sorbara Developments and the Town of Whitby. In addition to the gazebo, there is a baseball diamond, basketball court, soccer field, playground apparatus, walking trails and foundation trees. Our club’s initial investment was in excess of $20,000. (The gazebo was dismantled in 2017 during a park renovation.) Club Accomplishments (1987-2023) . . .
Club selected as Number 1 club in Zone 8 of the Central Ontario District of
Optimist International (8 times) Achieved Honour Club (18 times) and Distinguished Club status (6 times under presidents Brian Wick, Sabina James, Grant Millson, Robert Baker, Maureen Jackson and Karen Santacona)
Raised total of $3,233.20 for Childhood Cancer Campaign and received a matching grant of $3,000 to a goal total of $6,233.20 for Hearth Place Cancer Support Centre.
Raised total of $5,000 for Sick Kids Hospital through the 2019
Brooklin VS. summer festival event.