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Student Oratorical Competition

The art of public speaking can be an important skill. As students prepare for the future, expressing their thoughts and opinions to an audience can be a valuable experience. We would like to give the youth in our community the opportunity to do that through an Oratorical competition. This is will be a yearly competition held in April of each year. Watch this web page for updates in the coming year!

We are in year two of a three year commitment to Grand River Hospital's NICU. Each year we donate $5000 to asist with the purchase of infant respirators. This year we are accepting donations for the NICU at Santa's workshop. Keep your eye on this website for more information on when and where to find Santa's workshop in the village during St. Jacobs Sparkles. All donations will go directly to help out the needs of the NICU and our littlest and newest citizens of our region. The NICU at Grand River is a very special place and still needs more support. To donate directly to the hospital and the NICU, please check the Grand River Hospital Foundation page at http://www.grhf.org/ways-to-give

April 16, 2022

Time: 10 am sharp - don't be late!

Location: Riverside Park, Water Street, St. Jacobs

May 2 - May 6, 2022

Lawn Aerating is back!

This is a valuable service for your lawn and a fundraiser for our club as we continue to provide support for the youth in our community. We had to put things on hold last year due to COVID but we have been planning for this spring and will have safe measures in place from sign up through to aeration.

To sign up for lawn aerating, click here: www.optimistclubofstjacobs.com/LawnAerating

If you do not want your lawn aerated, but would still like to make a donation in support of our youth work in the village of St. Jacobs, please donate via PayPal at www.optimistclubofstjacobs.com/donate

We appreciate all the support we get from the community as we continue to bring out the best in kids.

Optimist Club members and volunteers with a truckload of teddy bears for the Grand River Hospital emergency room.

May 2022

The Home Hardware Car Show for 2022 has been cancelled.

We are hopeful that we will be able to host this event December 10, 2022, but it will depend on the status of Covid 19. Please watch this area for updates on this event.

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