Our Services


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

Sat. Dec. 9, 2023
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. 2024
The Chicken and Rib dinner is an annual event to raise money for the Mitchell Optimists.

Mitchell Optimists Music Festival 2023

Registration Deadline: Feb. 25, 2023
Our community music festival is open to young people up to and including secondary students enrolled in the school year of the 2023 competitive session for adult/cross generational increased participation.
2023 Schedule

Registration Form

Optimist International Essay Contest

Registration Deadline February 2023
Your chance to compete for a Post-Secondary Education Scholarship of $2,500!

Optimist International Oratorical Scholarship

Contact Deadline: Feb. 2023
‘Staying Optimistic in Challenging Times'
Opportunity to receive
$2,500 - $25,000

Easter Egg-citement!

Saturday April 18th from 1-3
Watch for updates on our Facebook page.

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 25, 2023
Trackside BBQ / Bake Sale / Silent Auction
A fun day at the Clinton Raceway. Held the last Sunday in June.

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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