Dinner Optimist Club of Calgary

Our mission is to spread positive mental health awareness with youth in the community. With organizations supporting youth and family, we partner to instill a sense of optimism, resilience, leadership, and emotional well-being in young minds, equipping them with the tools to navigate life’s challenges.

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Our Goals

  • 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

Our Creed

Promise yourself…

To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind,

To talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet,

To make your friends feel that there is something in them,

To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true,

To think only of the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best,

To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own,

To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future,

To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile,

To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others,

To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

Optimist Magazine

The Optimist is the quarterly magazine of Optimist International. The Optimist is published OCTOBER, FEBRUARY, MAY, and AUGUST.

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Optimist International is recognized worldwide as the premier volunteer organization that values all youth and helps them develop to their full potential.

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