We are Okotoks Optimists!

Our mission is to bring out the best in youth, the community and ourselves.

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Connecting Youth to Possibility. Your go-to place for opportunities to engage with youth, community or yourself.

The Creed We Live By

  • Promise Yourself…
    To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.
  • Promise Yourself…
    To talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet.
  • Promise Yourself…
    To make all your friends feel that there is something in them.
  • Promise Yourself…
    To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.
  • Promise Yourself…
    To think only of the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best.
  • Promise Yourself…
    To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.
  • Promise Yourself…
    To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
  • Promise Yourself…
    To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile.
  • Promise Yourself…
    To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others.
  • Promise Yourself…
    To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.
Promise Yourself…
To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.

To talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet.

To make all your friends feel that there is something in them.

To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.

To think only of the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best.

To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.

To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.

To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile.

To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others.

To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

About us

The Okotoks Optimist Club facilitates and advocates for positive relationships between youth, businesses and community members to develop youth citizenship in our community. 

We offer youth opportunities to be mentored and recognized for their accomplishments, good deeds, successes, and strength of character.

Junior members

The Kids 4 Kids Junior Optimist Club is for youth ages 5-12 who want to engage in fundraising events, provide for local non-profits, and learn leadership and money management skills while developing good citizenship. Become a Junior Optimist Member.
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Our local impact

We support these Okotoks area services:
Okotoks Recreation Centre 
Okotoks Food Bank 
Foothills Helping Hands
Sheep River Avenue of Trees
It Takes a Village Okotoks
Rowan House 
Okotoks Free Little Libraries
Want our support?

Ways to contribute

“If you have much, give of your wealth; if you have little, give of your heart.”

Join the club and discover what Optimism can do and how you can give back, have fun, build lifelong friendships, and fulfill a purpose. Don't have time to join the club but still want to support us? Become a Friend of Optimist.

Your participation and donations support the initiatives listed above, in addition to new programs and services like providing youth leadership programs and inclusion in the community.

Only want to make a donation? We are a registered non-profit and are grateful for your contribution. As we are not a registered charity, we are unable to offer tax receipts at this time.
Want to make a difference and make some new friends?
Become a member
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