Southwest Kitchener Optimist Club fundraises to help run and/or support local youth programs, charitable youth groups and numerous other projects.

The Optimist Club members raise money through working Bingos every 2nd Saturday night of the month all year round. Some of the other fundraising events include; New Year's Eve Dinner and Dance, Easter Breakfast, Euchre Tournaments, and Oktoberfest. 

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June 23, 2019 Announcement

Southwest Kitchener Optimist Club is having a Shop ‘Til You Drop fundraiser trip to Erie, Pennsylvania, USA

Shop ‘Til You Drop fundraiser is to help support youth in our community.

When: Saturday, October 26, 2019 - Monday, October 28, 2019
$221.00 per person for a 2 Queen Bedroom (4 per room), includes a $55.00 deposit
$241.00 per person for a 1 King Bedroom (2 per room), includes a $75.00 deposit
Hotel: Fairfield Inn, Mill Creek Mall 2082 Interchange Rd, Erie, PA 16565, USA

Pick up: Great Canadian Holidays & Coaches 353 Manitou Dr, Kitchener, ON
Sign up: Southwest Kitchener Optimist Club House 120 Pioneer Drive, Kitchener, ON. Deposits are due at time of registration to hold your spot on the bus.
Sign up dates:
• Saturday, July 27, 2019 10:00 am-12:30 pm
• Saturday, August 24, 2019 10:00 am-12:30 pm
• Saturday, September 21, 2019 10:00 am-12:30 pm (full payment due)
Deposits and full payment are also accepted at Optimist Club meetings. Forms are printed out for you convenience or feel free to download and print them off yourself. The shopping itinerary is a sample for now. The official one will be released in September, 2019, stay tuned.
1. The full payment is due no later than Saturday, September 21, 2019. If payment is not received by then, you will have forfeited your spot on the trip.
2. A deposit of either $55.00 or $75.00 is needed to secure your spot on the trip. $55.00 deposit for a room of 2 Queen beds, and four people per room or a deposit of $75.00 for a room of 1 King bed, two people per room. This deposit is per person.
3. All deposits and payment are non-refundable. Cash or cheques are accepted.
4. Passports are required and mandatory in order to come on the shopping trip. Sorry, no enhanced driver’s licenses information will be accepted (we need to send passport information to both the US Border Customs and Canadian Border Security before hand, so we can cross quickly and efficiently).
5. Passport information is due on September 21, 2019 the latest.
6. 1 King bed, with two people per room is a first come, first deposit, first served. There are only 8 rooms available.
7. 2 Queen beds, with four people per room is a first come, first deposit, first served. There are only 10 rooms available.
8. There is a total of 56 seats on the bus available, first come, first deposit, first served.
9. Have fun! Shop ‘Till You Drop! :D

Contact info:

Melissa Sanderson-Alsbergas

Phone: 519-998-7598

Shop ‘Til You Drop Fundraiser Sign Up Sheet

Shop 'Til You Drop Fundraiser Passport Information Sheet

Trip Itinerary 



Hello Southwest Kitchener Optimist Players & Families!
Our Year End Picnic is Fast Approaching. The Picnic will be held on June 22, 2019 at the Southwest Kitchener Optimist Club from 9am until 2pm. We will have ball games throughout the day with all teams playing. Coaches & Players will receive a free hotdog, water and freezie. Hotdog, Water & Freezies will be available to others for $1 each. Free Popcorn will also be available.
There will be a bouncy castle for younger children from 9am to 1pm.
In addition, there will be Opening Ceremonies to celebrate the Opening of the New Diamonds at 10:00am between Diamonds 1&2 with Mayor Berry Vrbanovic. The renovations look amazing, come show your support:)
We would also like to take this time to once again thank our Baseball Sponsors, we could not have this great ball program without you.

The Sponsors are:
A&A Paving
Alfran Trophies Plaques & Signs
Bexon Solutions Inc.
Canadawide Sports (Shawn Fuller)
Chris Feeney Contracting
Dairy Queen
Doon Animal Hospital
Doon Pioneer Park Community Centre (Neighbourhood Association)
Finch Construction
Forbes Waterloo Toyota
Fowler Tire and Automotive Center
Healthy Hearing Centre Kitchener
Moose Lodge
My Pizza Stop
Pet Stop
PH Designz Team
Pioneer Hairworks
Pioneer Eye Care
The Rabbid Fox
Screen Magic Inc
Shoppers Drug Mart (Pioneer Park)
Tent Works Party Supplies
586 Event Group
Please Like & Share this post to show the support for the Baseball Players, Sponsors & Volunteers.
Hope to see you out!!


APRIL 4, 2019


Baseball Registration:

Saturday March 16, 23, April 13 & 20 -- 9am - 12noon

At the Optimist Club House 120 Pioneer Drive, across from Tim Hortons


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Easter Breakfast with the easter bunny!

Good Friday April 19, 2019

Breakfast to be served 9am-11am

At the Southwest Kitchener Optimist Building, 120 Pioneer Drive

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