Our Meetings

Members and Guests
meet once a month on the 3rd Thursday at the Lions Riding Club Hall, 45880 Spadina Avenue, Chilliwack at 6:30pm. Guests are always welcome! We do not meet in July or August.

Directors
meet once a month to review requests on the 2nd Thursday of every month.

2024 Optimist Events

We are excited to start a new Optimist year! Here some the events to watch for in 2023-24.

  • Contests (Oratorical & Essay)
  • Song Writing & Performing Contest
  • Junior Divot Golf Tournament
  • “Just Say No”
  • Children’s Day @ Harrison Arts Festival

Free Swim!

The Optimist Club of Chilliwack is sponsoring a free swim for youth ages 18 and under at the Leisure Landing Centre. Arrive between 2:00 and 5:00 for your free entry (space permitting) on Thursday December 28th to take advantage of this free swim.  Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult who will also get in free.

Mission, Vision and Purpose

Mission
By providing hope and positive vision, Optimists bring out the best in youth, our communities, and ourselves.

Vision
Optimist International will be recognized worldwide as the premier volunteer organization that values all children and helps them develop to their full potential.

Purposes
To develop optimism as a philosophy of life utilizing the tenets of the Optimist Creed; to promote an active interest in good government and civic affairs; to inspire respect for the law; to promote patriotism and work for international accord and friendship among all people; to aid and encourage the development of youth, in the belief that the giving of one’s self in service to others will advance the well-being of humankind, community life and the world.

A message from the President of Optimist International

Thank you to the entire Chilliwack community for your support and the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia.
Without your help we could not meet the growing needs of the youth within our community.