Welcome to the

Optimist Club

Of Cornwall


optimist brings out
the best in kids

 The Optimist Year of 2016-2017 marks our 69th year of service to the youth of our community.  We are a dedicated Club of 30 members who each take pride for the work they do in our community. The rewards we receive through many of our events are the smiles on the youngsters' faces and their appreciation.
We all realize there is no better feeling than being able to help others and hopefully make a positive difference in their lives. We all have the same goal in common, to help our youth and grow friendships within the Club through our activities.

Our Club supports and sponsors all of our programs through various fundraising venues such as our famous BBQ weekends at Canadian Tire, our 50/50 draws at all Cornwall Colts home games, Bingo every second Thursday night  and many other efforts.  We sponsor the Cornwall Optimist Minor Ball Hockey League which has been in operation for over thirty years as well as the Cornwall Optimist Minor Softball League for the last 5 years.  These leagues provide an opportunity for over 400 kids to participate in a team sport and learn important life lessons. Family day and our TriStar event always puts a smile on the children's faces. 

We also sponsor an Oratorical and Essay contest, which can lead to a $1500 scholarship, and we provide Bursaries to the local High Schools.

Our first Optimist Toy Drive for 2015 was a huge success and we will continue to provide over 1500 toys for the children of Cornwall for many years to come.

It is with great pride that we offer our youth all these programs, but it takes dedication and time to provide all these programs.  If you feel you have at least 24 hours in a year to volunteer, then you too can benefit by becoming a member, just click on the Opportunities page above.

Yours in Optimism,

The Optimist Club of Cornwall