Our club has partnered with the City of London to take on the responsibility of cleaning the Oakridge Optimist Community Park at 825 Valetta Street at least twice yearly, in the spring and fall. Club members and their families, along with other community volunteers scour the park to pick up litter.
Optimist volunteers partnered with over thirty Western University frosh on Saturday, September 8, 2018 to pick up garbage, clean the Optimist office in the arena and clean out the concession booth near the splash pad as part of Western’s Orientation Serves Day. One of the more important features in the park that got a make over was the newly installed Optimist Memorial Bench. It is located near the field house and was placed there as a place for quiet reflection and is a symbol of recognition for Optimist members that have passed. The Optimist Club would like to thank the students who helped us and send a big welcome to London to each of them.