Optimist International Announces Optimist Day

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Optimist Ralph Brunton presented the Volunteer of the Year award to Terry Muir. The award was sponsored by the Optimist Club of Cornwall.

Cornwall, Ontario – The Optimist Club of Cornwall will be participating in Optimist International’s Optimist Day on February 7th. Members of Optimist International will celebrate Optimist Day throughout the world the first Thursday of every February to promote their efforts in helping and recognizing the people that make a difference in their communities. On Optimist Day, Optimists are asked to wear Optimist attire (shirts, pins, hats, etc.).

“Our Optimist Club’s number one priority is helping the children of this community. Optimist Day will be awareness to our community about our Club and our mission,” Club President Terry Muir said. “With Optimist Day, we hope to be able to get more people involved and bring more projects to the children of the community who need it most.”

The Optimist Club of Cornwall has been supporting local youth since 1948. Programs and service projects that the Club is involved in include The Toy Drive, The Optimist Softball league, Breakfast with Santa and Ribfest, to name a few.

Optimist International is one of the world’s largest service club organizations with nearly 70,000 adult and youth members in about 2,500 clubs in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Mexico and throughout the world. Carrying the motto “Bringing Out the Best in Youth, in our Communities, and in Ourselves,” Optimists conduct positive service projects that reach more than six million young people each year. To learn more about Optimist International, please call (314) 371-6000 or visit the organization’s website at

For more information about the event, please call 613-362-3101.

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