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.

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.