Record #: BAR0621
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2024
Last Full Update: 11 Jan 2024


Description (Service)

Voluntary organization with goal of making the community and the world a better place for children, youth and other vulnerable citizens, club's motto is "Friend of Youth" and we believe in "Bringing Out the Best in Kids"

  • Membership is comprised of community members in general and men and women from business, industry, trades and professional organizations, new members are always welcome
  • funds are raised by holding the Optimist Antique Show at Kempenfest, through bi-weekly bingos and other fundraising activities
  • Supports a variety of local organizations with a focus on helping youth, sponsors:
    • Bowling for Kids from Empower Simcoe
    • Junior Curling
    • Optimist Beginner Golf League
    • Candlelighters Simcoe - Parents of Children with Cancer Annual Christmas Party
    • Boy Scouts
    • Youth activities for Talk Is Free Theatre and Youth Haven

Service Details

Public Comments
  • Provides financial assistance and volunteer support to groups, various sports and community groups but NOT TO INDIVIDUALS
  • Organizes Kempenfest Antiques August Long Weekend each year
  • Hosts Beginner Golf in May and June and Bowling for Special Needs annually

Member Meetings: irregular, contact for more information
Board Meetings: approximately every other month, contact for more information



Areas Served Barrie
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and up 
Men, Women, College Students and Youth Clubs

Send contact via Website for Information on joining, membership is by invitation only

Languages English
Fees Membership - Annual dues

Address and Location

Located In Community Barrie
Address & Map
Official Base Location is at the Barrie Soccer Development Centre (formerly Barrie Optimist Club)
7 Currie Dr
Midhurst, ON
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Intersection Hwy 26 and Finlay Mill Rd
Physical Access Not Accessible

Contact Information

Primary Contact Bryan Wood, President
Alternate Contact George Clarke, Secretary/Treasurer; Email:
Mailing Address c/o Optimist Club of Barrie 
PO Box 20084 
Station Main 
Barrie, ON L4M 6E9

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