Make Some Time

Our focus is on
developing the youth
of our community.


Make Some
Friends

We abide by a creed that
is focused on an optimistic
outlook in all things we do.


Make A
Difference

Optimism is not just
a service club
it is a philosophy of life.




Youth Activities

Optimist Breakfast with Santa

Join us for our 14th Annual Breakfast with Santa on December 8, 2018 at Calvary United Church (48 Hawkesville Road, St. Jacobs)

Breakfast is only $5 and includes pancakes, sausage, eggs, and hash browns with baked beans and a drink. Come for face painting and of course - to see the Jolly Old Elf himself! Don't forget your camera so you can take a picture!



NICU fundraiser during St. Jacobs Sparkles

In front of Scotia Bank, St Jacobs - 1410 King St N, St. Jacobs, ON

Thursday, November 15 - 7 pm - 9 pm

Friday, November 16 - 7 pm - 9 pm

Saturday, November 17 12 - 6 pm

We are raising money for the Grand River NICU to help them purchase High Flow Respiratory Support/ CPAP Machines which are approximately $5,000 each. The High Flow Respiratory Support provides safe respiratory support for preterm infants with respiratory distress and decreases the stress of effort needed to breathe. It reduces the rate of nasal trauma and infant pain scores.


Stop by our booth to make a donation and get a chance to spin our wheel of prizes. You could be eligible to win a $100 gift card that has been graciously donated by St. Jacobs County Gardens. If you can't stop by but would like to make a donation - please make a donation to our go fund me page here.





Our Focus

The Optimist Club of St. Jacobs supports a wide variety of activities for youth in the village of St. Jacobs and surrounding Woolwich Township. These range from fun and entertaining to personal development and community well-being. Examples of our youth activities and programs:

Youth Leadership Development
Minor Sports
School Programs and Facilities
Summer Reading Program
Breakfast with Santa
Easter Egg Hunt
Grand River Hospital Emergency Room Teddy Bear Program