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2023 Alberta Regional Optimist Oratorical Scholarship Contest

April 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Join us for the 2023 Alberta Regional Oratorical Scholarship Contest in Calgary on Sunday, April 23 from 1 PM to approximately 3:30 PM in the “Program Room” at the Country Hills Library in Calgary. Participants who placed 1st and 2nd place in each of the local Optimist Club Oratorical Contests across the province will research, write and deliver a four-to-five-minute speech at this event on the topic “Discovering the Optimism within Me.”         

Family, friends, teachers, and fellow students are welcome to join us and watch the competition.

Information about the upcoming Optimist District 13 and Optimist International World Oratorical Contests:  

The 1st and 2nd place winners from the above-mentioned Alberta Regional Contest will be invited to compete at the 2023 District Oratorical Scholarship Contest on Saturday, May 6th, 2023 at Medicine Hat College Theatre starting at 1030 AM.  At this District Contest, there will be a total of six participants – two each from Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Montana.  The 1st place winner from this District Contest will then be invited to compete in the 2023 Optimist International World Oratorical Contest on July 20th and 21st at Saint Louis University St. Louis, Missouri, USA.

History of the Optimist International World Oratorical Scholarship Contest 

First conducted in 1928, this is the second most popular Optimist International Program. Nearly 2,000 clubs participate in this program each year. The winners at the Club level receive medallions and Zone winners receive a plaque. Districts have the opportunity to provide a first-place scholarship of $2,500, a second-place scholarship of $1,500, and a third-place scholarship of $1,000.

For more information about our other Optimist Youth and Community Programs and the benefits of becoming a member, check out our website at www.optimistyyc.org.


April 23
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Country Hills Library
11950 Country Village Link NE
Calgary,AlbertaT3K 6E3Canada
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