North Okanagan Optimist Club

North Okanagan Optimist Club in the community

Unplug & PLaY Week

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Vernon Heritage Fair

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Children's Xmas Gift House

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sunshine festival

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Optimist essay contest

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cities fit for children 2015

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DROP IT & DRIVE

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The North Okanagan Optimist Club sponsored Drop It & Drive presentations at 4 North Okanagan high schools in 2013

Queen silver star excellence program

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The program is available for young women  ages 16 - 19 who live within the North Okanagan; those who reside in  Vernon , Coldstream, Lavington, Lumby, and Armstrong. The six month  program provides opportunity and experience to young ladies in our  community and to give back to our wonderful city through various  volunteer programs and events!  

U18 Curling championship

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Supporting young curlers across the country.

vernon winter carnival

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Hot Chocolate Anyone!


Downtown vernon xmas lightup

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More hot chocolate!

remembrance day ceremonies

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School District 22 Scholarship

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Presented to a student with great quality volunteer hours with children, youth, seniors and families  

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Supported by the North Okanagan Optimist Club

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Our Sponsors

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Our Partners

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2019-20 optimist Events

Nov 18. 2019

November Optimist Meeting

7pm - 9pm

Vernon Golf Club

Event Details

Nov 18. 2019

November Optimist Meeting

Monthly meeting 

7pm - 9pm

Vernon Golf Club

Nov 25, 2019

Burger & Beer Fundraiser

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Wings-Vernon (101-5200 Anderson Way)

Event Details

Nov 25, 2019

Burger & Beer Fundraiser

Join us for a burger & beer, 50/50 draw, silent auction (including some Art from the Attic items).

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Wings-Vernon (101-5200 Anderson Way)

early Dec 2019

Christmas Swag & Poinsettia Fundraiser

Order deadline: Nov 18

Event Details

early Dec 2019

Christmas Swag & Poinsettia Fundraiser

Help support our Optimist Club projects by purchasing your Christmas swag or poinsettia from us.   

PREMIUM POINSETTIA” (6” POT) w/POT COVER
in Red, White or Pink for $12.50

AND/OR

2.  CHRISTMAS DOOR SWAG  'HAND MADE' using evergreens, fancy bow and pine cones for  $22.00

Order deadline: Nov 18

Dec 14, 2019

Children's Xmas Gift House presented by Sutton Group

Morning/Afternoon

The People Place

Event Details

Dec 14, 2019

Children's Xmas Gift House presented by Sutton Group

The Optimist Club supports this event that helps children low on cash but BIG in heart who can purchase gifts for their parents, grandparents and important adults in their life. 

Morning/Afternoon

The People Place

2018-19 Events

3rd Monday of Month

Club Meeting

7pm - 9pm

Vernon Golf Club

Event Details

3rd Monday of Month

Club Meeting

Next meeting in September.  Join us to plan exciting projects for our community.

7pm - 9pm

Vernon Golf Club

April 12, 2019

Vernon Heritage Fair

6pm - 9pm

Schubert Centre, Vernon

Event Details

April 12, 2019

Vernon Heritage Fair

The public is invited to come down and see the displays of Canadian Heritage produced by students of Mission Hill, Okanagan Landing, Harwood and Silver Star Elementary Schools.

6pm - 9pm

Schubert Centre, Vernon

April 29 - May 5, 2019

Unplug & PLaY Week

All day

Various locations

Event Details

April 29 - May 5, 2019

Unplug & PLaY Week

A week for children and their families to discover unplugged activities around the North Okanagan.

All day

Various locations

June 15, 2019

Sunshine Festival

9 am - 5pm

Downtown Vernon

Event Details

June 15, 2019

Sunshine Festival

Come down and check out our 100 Ways to Play as we celebrate 100 years of Optimist!

9 am - 5pm

Downtown Vernon

June 23

Lavington Community Day

10 am - 2 pm

Lavington Park

Event Details

June 23

Lavington Community Day

Visit our tent and check out our "100 Ways To PLaY" as we celebrate 100 years of Optimists!

10 am - 2 pm

Lavington Park