We are Okotoks Optimists!

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

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

Our club serves the community of Okotoks, Alberta. We host events and provide donations to essential charities and initiatives within the Okotoks area.

We meet once a month to have fun and make a difference. Join us.

Junior members

Are you a student 6 to 14 years of age and looking to improve the community? Learn how to become a junior member of The Kids 4 Kids Junior Optimist Club of Foothills Alberta.
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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 
Want our support?

Ways to participate

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

Join the club and discover what Optimism can do and how you can give back, have fun, build lifelong friendships, and fulfill a purpose. When we help others, it adds value and meaning to our lives. You can also consider supporting us by joining as a Friend of Optimists.

If you don’t have time to participate in events, you still support us by making a donation via PayPal.

Your participation and donations support the initiatives listed above, in addition to new programs and services. We also dream of building an OPTIMIST PARK in town, and your donation will help that dream become a reality.

3rd Annual Pumpkin Chunkin & Harvest Festival

October 30,11am - 3pm

Ever wondered how far you can fling a pumpkin using a catapult or trebuchet? Of course you have! This event lets you try! Get creative and REGISTER NOW to start building today.
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