Our Services

Chicken and Rib Night

2021 Date on hold due to Pandemic
The Chicken and Rib dinner is an annual event to raise money for the Mitchell Optimists.

Mitchell Optimists Music Festival - Virtual for 2021

Deadline Extended
Registration Deadline Mar. 15, 2021

Our community music festival is open to young people up to and including secondary students enrolled in the school year of the 2021 competitive session for adult/cross generational increased participation.
2021 Syllabus

Newspaper Article

Easter Egg-citement!

2021 Date Pending due to Pandemic
Watch for updates on our Facebook page.

Day At The Races

2021 Date Pending Due to Pandemic
Trackside BBQ / Bake Sale / Silent Auction
A fun day at the Clinton Raceway. Held the last Sunday in June.

West Perth Opti Challenge Baseball

Baseball program for children and adults, ages 6 and up, with cognitive and physical disabilities, from Perth and Huron counties.

Youth Appreciation

Each year the Mitchell Optimist Club sponsors events for the youth of West Perth. Clubs recognize local youth for their efforts in the arts, athletics, academics and community service work.


Spooktakular was started in the bush at the end of Vorstenbosch Ave. in 2009 by Bert & Audrey Vorstenbosch. By 2010 the Mitchell Optimists were asked to help. Typically held the last weekend of October.

Time With Santa

Watch for 2021 Information
Check Facebook for updates

Optimist International Essay Contest

Your chance to compete for a Post-Secondary Education Scholarship of $2,500!

Optimist International Oratorical Scholarship

Contact Deadline: Feb. 2, 2021
‘Is There a Fine Line Between Optimism
and Reality?’
Opportunity to receive
$2,500 - $25,000
2021 Oratorical Scholarship Poster

Our Story

The Optimist Club of Mitchell, Ontario, Canada is a voluntary organization of community oriented people with a passionate desire to make our community (West Perth) and the world a better place for our youngest and most vulnerable citizens. Community service is our by-word, objective and creed, recognizing that we must contribute something to the life of the community from which we and our families draw our daily benefits.

Optimists History

Optimists Creed

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