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2024 3rd Quarter Optimist District 13 Meeting May 3rd and 4th in Calgary

May 3, 2024 @ 4:00 pm - May 4, 2024 @ 11:30 pm

Attention all Optimist Members – Save the Dates!

Join us for the 3rd Quarter District 13 (Alberta, Saskatchewan, Montana & NW Wyoming) Meeting on May 3rd and 4th, 2024 at the Royal Hotel, Trademark Collection (formerly the Executive Royal Inn), located at 2828 23 St NE, in Calgary, Alberta.


Details on pricing and how to book a room at the Royal Hotel will be announced soon.


Stay tuned for more details regarding how to register, detailed agenda, and meeting activities.


  • Friday – Hotel check-in (anytime after 4 PM)
  • Friday – Meeting Registration (4 PM to 7 PM) – adjacent to Main Ballroom
  • Friday – 7 PM – Cocktails and Socializing (Appetizers at 8:30 PM) – Main Ballroom
  • Friday – 7:30 to 11:30 PM – Social Activity TBA – Main Ballroom
  • Saturday – 8:00 AM to 4 PM – Meeting, Training Sessions, and Speakers – Main Ballroom
  • Saturday – 10:30 AM to NOON – District Oratorical Scholarship Contest – Main Ballroom
  • Saturday – 6 PM – Cocktails and Socializing – Main Ballroom
  • Saturday – 7 PM – Formal Banquet, Speeches, and Socializing – Main Ballroom
  • Sunday – 11 AM – Checkout and head home


The Royal Hotel Calgary, Trademark By Wyndham Collection is an ideal location for conferences and traveling families.  It is conveniently located halfway between the city center and Calgary International Airport.  The hotel has recently gone through a significant upgrade to all of its rooms and banquet facilities, including the addition of hypo-allergenic luxury flooring in all hotel rooms.  In-room amenities include generously sized rooms, pillow-top mattresses in each room, a Keurig brewing station, an HD flat-screen TV, a mini fridge, and a microwave.

Its timeless style and comfort, complimentary breakfast, ample complimentary parking, convenient access to sports facilities, the Calgary Zoo, and Cross Iron Mills make the “The Royal” a premiere location for guests of all ages and travelers for all occasions.  For more information on the hotel, including pictures of the rooms and amenities, please CLICK HERE.


The meeting on Saturday, May 4th, 2024 will include the 2024 District Oratorical Scholarship Competition, where the top two participants from each of the Regional Contests in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Montana/Wyoming will be invited to participate.  The person who places first in this Contest will receive a $2,500 scholarship and be invited to compete in the 2024 Optimist International World Oratorical Championships in St. Louis, Missouri, USA in July 2024.  For more information, please CLICK HERE.

Hope to see you there!



The above are pictures from our 2023 AMS&NW District Meeting in Medicine Hat, Alberta.  The District Oratorical Winner was Caroline G. from Western Canada High School in Calgary, Alberta.  She won a $2,500 scholarship and the opportunity to compete in the Optimist International Regional / World Championships in July 2023.

Caroline is pictured above with her father Jason and Bill Campbell (Optimist Club of Calgary President)


May 3, 2024 @ 4:00 pm
May 4, 2024 @ 11:30 pm
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Royal Hotel Calgary, Trademark Collection by Wyndham
2828 23 St NE
Calgary,AlbertaT2E 8T4Canada
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