Our Services

Breakfast With Santa

Saturday December 8, 2018
9:00am - 11:00am

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

Optimist International Essay Contest

Deadline is Jan. 15, 2019
Your chance to compete for a Post-Secondary Education Scholarship of $2,500!

Optimist International Oratorical Scholarship

Deadline is Feb. 2, 2019
‘Is There a Fine Line Between Optimism and Reality?’
Opportunity to receive
$2,500 - $25,000

Chicken and Rib Night

Sat. February 16, 2019
The Chicken and Rib dinner is an annual event to raise money for the Mitchell Optimists.

Mitchell Optimists Music Festival

March 25 - April 5, 2019
Our community music festival is open to young people up to and including secondary students enrolled in the school year of the 2018 competitive session for adult/cross generational increased participation.

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.

Bike Rodeo

The Bike Rodeo is a program to teach kids all about bike safety.

Day At The Races

A fun night out at the Clinton Raceway.


Monthly Bingo's are held to raise money for the Mitchell Optmiists.

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.

Fashion Show

The annual Fashion Show is held at the Mitchell Community centre.


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.

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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