Our Services

New Years Day Picnic

Friday Jan. 1, 2021
Pick up at Mitchell & District Arena
11:00am - 1:15pm
$18. Advance tickets only
2021 New Years Day Picnic

Optimist International Essay Contest

Contact Deadline: Jan. 15, 2021
Your chance to compete for a Post-Secondary Education Scholarship of $2,500!
2021 Essay Poster

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

Chicken and Rib Night

2021 - TBD
The Chicken and Rib dinner is an annual event to raise money for the Mitchell Optimists.

Mitchell Optimists Music Festival

Registration Deadline Feb. 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

Easter Egg-citement!

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Come & Go from 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Mitchell District Community Centre
*For Children 12 & younger and Accompanied by an Adult*

Spelling Bee

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Upper Auditorium - Town Hall
Resistration @ 6:30 pm.
Open to Grade 5 Students from Mitchell & Area.

Day At The Races

June 30, 2019

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.


Monthly Bingo's are held to raise money for the Mitchell Optmiists.
Click on BINGO above for schedule.

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. Over the past we have enjoyed help from the Sebringville Optimists as well as some very capable volunteers from the Mitchell District High School and other volunteers.

Fashion Show

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The annual Fashion Show is held at the Mitchell Community centre @ 6:30 pm

Breakfast With Santa

Watch for 2021 date
Knox Presbyterian Church
Spend breakfast with Santa and be able to tell him your wish list.

Our Story

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.
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