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August 18, 2018

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Who are the Nor’West Optimists? We are delighted to share with you details about our growing club!

Our club enjoys a longstanding history of youth programs and community service here in nor’west (northwest) London, since chartering in 1977! Coordinating great events like Optimist Bike Safety Rodeos (and the new “Ready to Roll” Optimist Bike Safety Rodeo Event), donating to Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership (HOBY) Canada, supporting youth sports and opportunities like London Blizzard Sledge Hockey, contributing to secondary student achievement awards and local youth recognition in schools and in our community, fundraising for community projects, as well as founding legacy leagues like Nor’West Soccer. For the most part, our club operates (approximately) west of Richmond, north of Oxford, in the northwest pocket of London, Ontario. 
Our Optimists are in Action! We bring community together, create opportunities, and support youth initiatives! See our JOI youth hosting the annual Nor’West Optimist Slo-Pitch BBQ! As our community grows, so does interest in local projects, youth activities, and opportunities to come together. Our Nor’Westers are here to help where we can, supporting community endeavors, youth achievement, and more!
The Optimist Club of London-Nor’West is a proud member club of Optimist International, operating within the Midwestern Ontario Optimist District.


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The Optimist Club of London-Nor’West also sponsors a Junior Optimist Internation Club!  The London JOI Club (pronounced “JOY” Club) offers youth aged 10-13 & 14-18 many great opportunities to collaborate, initiate, lead, learn and have fun! Interested parents and youth are invited to contact JOI Recruiting by email for more information. Click all links here for more info!
Like to meet other adults interested in:
  • Are you interested in supporting youth sports?
  • Providing opportunities for children and youth?
  • Supporting and enriching our community?
  • Sharing your ideas and talents while working on local events and initiatives?
  • Networking with community partners?
  • Learning new skills?
  • Participating in personal growth and development (PGI)?

If you answered ‘Yes,’ then our club is just what you are looking for! With a legacy of building community and ‘Bringing out the Best…‘, we are growing our membership ! 

Come out to any of our NOW Networking events!  Share NOW information with your friends and neighbours. New Optimists Welcome! To confirm your attendance, or ask for details email us at Attendees will meet club members, enjoy refreshments, make community connections, receive membership kits and drop business card or contact information upon arrival for one or more prize draws.

Our Optimists are in Action! 

  • Nor’Westers created and hosted a brand new family event in October 2018 (held at Foxfield District Park). The Annual Pumpkin Hollow is a wacky, creative, fun (and often ‘wet’) outdoor event. Interested in participating in next years Pumpkin Hollow in Foxfield? Contact Us!
  • With new members comes new energy, and in 2019 our club brought the “Ready to Roll”  Optimist Bike Safety Rodeo to northwest London, with the help of amazing community partners. Coordinated by Optimist April Wall (Optimist Club of London-Nor’West), this FREE public event invites dozens of agencies, vendors, groups and services together to deliver safe cycling training, resources, demonstrations, and MORE! Visit Events Page
  • Do you have a child that loves summer sports or wants to learn? Our club is looking for kids interested in recreational or league GolfTennis, Baseball, Curling; children and youth in the community are invited to participate in our Optimist Club of London-Nor’West’s youth sports initiatives to play for fun, form teams or just develop their skills!
  • Nor’Westers have launched a brand-new e-newsletter to help keep our community up to speed on many activities and events!
  • Check out OUR CALENDAR for club meetings, Optimist events, personal development activities, club conventions and more!
  • Our website will continue to undergo updates! Check back often to see what we have been up to!
Please feel free to email us for more information, details and events.

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