Thursday, July 28, 2016

Do not miss our Club BBQ!!

Our next meeting will be on Saturday August 6th , 3pm. This will be our annual Club BBQ at John & Ruby's home 16450-104A Ave, call 780-457-2864. The Club will provide steak and potatoes and some refreshments. This is a pot luck style of event so please bring a salad side or dessert. This results in the best buffet ever as the selection is great. Please also bring a chair and if you have a favorite beverage then bring this as well.
RSVP to John to ensure we have enough steaks and let us know what you are bringing. This will be just a social and no business will be held. But a lot fun will be had by all. All members are urged to attend. Please bring a guest especially a potential new member.

Commonwealth Parking

Our next football game is this Thursday, July 28th , Eskies  vs Winnipeg. Please call Optimist Clint at 780-434-7133 if you are able to work this game and he will assign you your shift for that game as well as the rest of the games.

See the list below.

Football Games

Our start time is 3 - 4 hours before the game starts depending on which game you are assigned. Contact Opt Clint for times.

•Thursday, July 28: vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers

•Thursday, Aug. 11: vs. Montreal Alouettes

•Friday, Aug. 26: vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders

•Saturday, Sept. 10: vs. Calgary Stampeders

•Friday, Sept. 23: vs. B.C. Lions

•Saturday, Nov. 5: vs. Toronto Argonauts

Friday, July 1, 2016

Canada Day Greetings

To Edmonton Optimists and all of our fellow Earthwalkers whose homeland is Canada:

Happy 149th Canada!

Have a great holiday, Canadian Optimists.

And to you Optimists from other nations, Join Me in Wishing God’s Richest Blessings on the Nation of Canada and all of her citizenry.  We USA residents have been Blessed, indeed, to have Canada as a neighbor, friend and fellow worker in the drive to make this the best of all possible worlds.

Hooray for Canada....and a special THANK YOU to Canadian Optimists.

An Optimist  friend from Missouri.  Just Sayin’ —— JustBen

CUC Volunteers needed

I'm writing you on behalf of the Canadian Ultimate (Frisbee) Championships (CUC) 2016.

This year, both the junior and senior championships are being held in Edmonton Aug 8-14. In total, we expect over 2000 athletes from across the country to attend. The junior division, consisting of youth 14-17 years of
age in both male and female divisions, will take place Aug 8-10 and will involve approximately 800 youth. Games will be held at the new Ivor Dent Sports Park.

Because of the size of this event, we are looking for hundreds of volunteers (14+ years of age) to fill a number of positions including scorekeepers,
volunteer check in attendants, greeters, water jug fillers, food supervisors and more. It's a great chance to showcase Edmonton as a strong, vibrant and
beautiful city, teeming with friendly people, and capable of hosting a world class sporting event. Volunteers will receive a number of free items, including t-shirts, parking, and tickets to the finals.

I am hoping that you might share the opportunity for volunteering within the  Edmonton Optimist Club network. Volunteers are able to sign up directly for
the shifts they would like. More information and sign up are available at

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or requests for additional steps on my part.Thank you for your consideration.