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Youth Appreciation 2022

Since 1957, Optimist Clubs have recognized youth for their talents in the arts, athletics, academics, and contributions to the community. These extraordinary individuals demonstrate qualities such as exceptional leadership, selflessness, courage and sincere devotion to the welfare of others. The Optimist Club of Waterloo North has had the pleasure of hosting Youth Appreciation events for…

Return of Bike Rodeo a Great Success

Despite some ominous clouds to start the day, the weather on Saturday morning was perfect for the return of our Bike Rodeo in the Christ Lutheran Church parking lot. Participants had the opportunity to practice their bicycle handling skills in a fun environment. Snacks were available and each participant received a personalized certificate of completion.…

Helping Dreams Come True

At a recent Optimist Club dinner meeting, we were fortunate to hear the story of the Sunshine Foundation of Canada. As a club we are happy to support their mission. For more than 30 years, The Sunshine Foundation of Canada has been a pioneer and innovator in helping children and youth living with severe physical…

2022 Oratorical & Essay Contest Results

It was nice to be back in-person for our 2022 Contest Day. We heard inspiring speeches from our Oratorical Contestants, making it a difficult time for the Judges. This year’s topic for the speeches was “Staying Optimistic in Challenging Times.” Following the Oratorical Contest speeches, our Essay Contest winner read her Essay on the 2022…

18 Exceptional Youth Recognized

Since 1957, Optimist Clubs have recognized youth for their talents in the arts, athletics, academics, and contributions to the community. These extraordinary individuals demonstrate qualities such as exceptional leadership, selflessness, courage and sincere devotion to the welfare of others. The Optimist Club of Waterloo North has had the pleasure of hosting Youth Appreciation events for…

2021 Oratorical and Essay Competitions

Are you an aspiring author? Or perhaps enjoy public speaking? The Optimist Club of Waterloo North is looking for local students to participate in our annual Essay Contest and/or Oratorical Contest for the 2020-21 school year. Students in our area are being invited to showcase their writing and/or public speaking skills in our upcoming virtual…

Bike Rodeo – Social Distancing Edition

Due to COVID-19, our annual bike rodeo was cancelled for 2020. However, in the interest of bike safety for youngsters (as well as having a little fun), the Optimist Club of Waterloo North has decided to share the set up instruction we use when hosting our Bike Rodeo in the parking lot at Christ Lutheran…

Congratulations to our 2020 Youth Appreciation Award Recipients!

Since 1957, Optimist Clubs have recognized youth for their talents in the arts, athletics, academics, and for contributions to community. These individuals demonstrate qualities such as exceptional leadership, selflessness, courage  and sincere devotion to the welfare of others.  The Optimist Club of Waterloo North has had the pleasure of hosting Youth Appreciation events for over…

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