Make Some Time

Our focus is on
developing the youth
of our community.

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

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

Current Activities

St. Jacobs Pumpkin Parade

October 30 and 31st

Join us for our first ever St. Jacobs Pumpkin Parade! With your help, we will be transforming King Street to “Stephen King” Street with Jack O’lanterns and haunted decor. Starting at 6:00pm head down to King St. with your pumpkins. Costumes are encouraged!


Pick up your FREE pumpkin or gourd and instructions at either The Stone Crock or Block 3 from October 23rd-28th (while quantities last). Plan your costume and carve your prize winning pumpkin!

Bring your Jack O'lantern back to The Village on the 30th or 31st and place it on the King Street sidewalk in the marked areas between Albert and Cedar Streets, post a picture of you and your pumpkin and tag us @stjacobsvillage and use the hashtag #stjpumpkinparade.

All entries must be on the sidewalk on Friday and/or Saturday night and the cut off for posting to social media in time for contest entry on Saturday at midnight.

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Help us with your Donation!

Our community is a vibrant one and we firmly believe that by making the lives of children better - our community becomes better. We are very active in our community. Programs such as Cycle into the Future, the summer reading program at St. Jacobs Library, Woolwich Counselling antibullying programs at St. Jacobs Public School, Neonatal Intensive Care Program for Grand River Hospital, Grand River Teddy Bear Program all benefit from our efforts in fundraising. There is lots more for us to do, but we need your help.

If you are able, we would appreciate any donation that you can make toward our programming for the youth in our community of St. Jacobs. Donations can be made through PayPal with the button below, or you can always mail us at Box 542, St. Jacobs, ON, N0B 2N0.

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