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The Optimist Club of Stratford is a group of volunteers in action for the youth in our community. This Club was chartered in 1937 and has contributed over $3,000,000 in the past 40 years to minor sports and community projects.

The Optimist Club of Stratford has supported:

• Childhood Cancer  • St. John Ambulance  • Scouts  • Optimism Place  • Fall Fair
• Bike Day  • Battle of the Bands  • Chess Tournament  • Tennis Day  • Youth Bowling
• Trout Derby  • Stratford Optimist Basketball Association and much more!

Major Sponsorships have included:

• $60,000 to Stratford General Hospital  • $25,000 to Optimism Place
• $10,000 to Children’s Hospital of Western Ontario Foundation   • $60,000 to Rec Centre


Optimist International is a worldwide volunteer organization made up of more than 2,500 local Clubs whose Members work each day to make the future brighter by bringing out the best in children, in their communities, and in themselves.