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By providing hope and positive vision, Optimists bring out the best in youth.
The Optimist Club of Calgary has brought out the best in Calgary’s youth, our community and ourselves since we were chartered in 1938.

Clubs in Calgary and area support each other’s projects and fund-raising events. We have the culture of ensuring success for all Optimist Clubs and their projects. 

Younger members have stated how involvement with their Optimist Club has helped them grow in their leadership, team, communication and other skills transferred to their workplaces.

Members are encouraged to bring forward project and fund-raising activities for the Club to be involved with. If you, or someone you know, has a pet project that needs support, we encourage you to join the Optimist Club of Calgary and present your project to the members. All suggestions are considered.

The Optimist Creed

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.

If you would like the Optimist Club of Calgary to consider supporting your activities, please submit a Grant Request Application.
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