Saturday, June 25, 2016

U 18 Optimist Curling Update


We are pleased to annouce the proposal for Curling Canada to introduce an Under-18 championship, was voted on at the Annual General Meeting this June in Cornwall, Ontario;  and was accepted!

This ends the Optimist U18 International Curling Championship.

We are excited for the nationals and in time World youth curling.  The National event details are to be annouced.

Provincial Optimist U18 Curling remains unchanged and Provicial playdown will be in Leduc March 2017.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Our next meeting will be on June 27

Our next meeting will be on June 27 at 6:15 pm at the Continental Inn, Edmonton Room, 16625 Stony Plain Road.
This is a program meeting with Alyssa Paterson, YONA program director, is our guest speaker. Youth Orchestra of Northern Alberta (YONA-Sistema) is a three-year pilot outreach
program for Inner City Children, it is an intensive after-school orchestra program. This is our last
regular meetings until September.
You will get to meet Miss Teen Cental Alberta, who will be joining us for supper. 
All members are urged to attend.

We had a extremely busy weekend with Porkapalooza and our first of the season Eskimos parking. We are now into summer with more parking events.
Please bring a guest especially a potential new member.

Commonwealth Parking

A big thank you goes out to everyone that helped out at the Commonwealth events and the Eskimo game that we have recently had. Without your help we would not be able to do it.
Call Clint at 780-434-7133 if you are available to work the following events:

* June 29 Fort McMurray benefit concert Fire Aid

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

•Saturday, June 25: vs. Ottawa Redblacks

•Friday, July 8 : vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders

•Saturday, July 23: vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats

•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
About 100 shifts were filled by Optimists for the Porkapalooza / Eskimos game June 17 to June 19. A
Special great big Thank you to Optimist Clint for coordinating these events. About 80,000 people
attended these two events at the Clarke and Brick fields. It was great having lots of members to help
out with the parking. The fact that for the most part the parking went smoothly can be contributed to all members that helped out. Thank you to members that worked double, triple and all of the shifts.

Optimist Joanne was on double duty as she also was a Porkapooza volunteer and at times as required did both jobs at the same time!!
Parking was exciting at times as we only had 500 stalls to work with. After this event the remaining parking events will seem very quiet.

Optimists helping Fort McMurray

The Optimist Club is partnering with Sport Central because many kids in Fort McMurray have lost all sorts of equipment from the wild fires ranging from bicycle helmets to hockey equipment.  So far offers of support have been received from:

the Optimist Club of Bryansrton-Birr,
The Optimist Club in Paris, Ontario,
a club in Quebec,
Dinner Optimist Club of Calgary;
and a few personal donations.

Donations may be sent to the Dinner Optimist Club of Edmonton 8102 - 163 Street Edmonton AB T5R 2N3