Our Services

Mitchell 150 Homecoming Youth Artwork Competition

Submissions Due: June 15, 2024
Age Groups
Under 12 or 13-18
Artwork Poster
Artwork Entry Form

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.

Day At The Races

June 23, 2024
Trackside BBQ / Bake Sale / Silent Auction
A fun day at the Clinton Raceway.
Held the last Sunday in June.


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.

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.

Santa's Workshop

Watch for data for 2024
Knox Presbyterian Church
Spend breakfast with Santa and be able to tell him your wish list
Check Facebook for updates

Chicken and Rib Night

Watch for date in Feb. 2025
The Chicken and Rib dinner is an annual event to raise money for the Mitchell Optimists.

Optimist International Essay Contest

Watch for date in 2025
Your chance to compete for a Post-Secondary Education Scholarship of $2,500!

Optimist International Oratorical Scholarship

Watch for 2025 date
Last years theme:
How to Change the World with Optimism'
Opportunity to receive up to $22,500

Mitchell Optimists Music Festival 2024

Registration Deadline: Feb. 25, 2024
Our community music festival is open to young people up to and including secondary students enrolled in the school year of the 2024 competitive session for adult/cross generational increased participation.
2024 Final Schedule

List of Sponsors

Easter Egg-citement!

Sat. Mar. 30: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Mitchell Community Centre

Watch for updates on our Facebook page.
2024 Egg-cite Poster

Optimists International 2024

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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