Monday, September 26, 2022


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Meet after dinner - 7:30 pm 
Ajax Community Centre 
Admiral's Room
75 Centennial Rd., Ajax ON


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Kid's Safety Village of Durham Region

The Optimist Club of Ajax along with members of the Rotary Club Oshawa Parkwood founded the Kid's Safety Village of Durham Region back in 1995 and we are both very active with the village.

Since 1995 the Kids Safety Village of Durham Region has been teaching important skills to our youth. Fast forward nearly 20 years and 15,000 people visiting per year and it's time to refurbish the site and build a second classroom. We need your help!



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Recent Posts

Christmas at the Kids Safety Village
Scientists in School
Ajax Optimist Club Scholarship
Ajax Rising Stars Special Olympics Skating Club
13th Annual Juried Art Exhibition
Halloween Haunt a Huge Success
Kids Safety Village Easter Eggstravaganza
Civic Awards Night

Optimist Club of Ajax Blog

By Chris Dufour on 12/13/2013 1:47 PM

​The Kids Safety Village of Durham Region held its annual Christmas event in the village and a good time was had by all!

By Chris Dufour on 1/18/2012 9:37 AM
Scientists in School (SiS) is a dynamic charitable organization dedicated to helping young Canadians reach their full potential. Founded in 1989, SiS enables Kindergarten to Grade 8 students to become 'scientists in their school', catalyzing long-lasting interest in science, technology, math, environmental stewardship and engineering.

The Optimist Club of Ajax was the first organization to support SiS and have supported them every year. SiS has inspired nearly 14,000 student scientists, 500 teachers, and nearly 1,300 parent volunteers for 2010/11 in Ajax alone!

You can learn more about SiS at

By Chris Dufour on 1/17/2012 8:26 AM

Thank you for the kind words Claire.


By Chris Dufour on 1/17/2012 8:22 AM

We are proud to support the Ajax Rising Stars who offer a learn-to-skate program, speed skating and competitive figure skating for individuals with special needs.


By Chris Dufour on 11/2/2011 9:35 AM
We are proud supporters of the PineRidge Arts Council’s 13th Annual Juried Art Exhibition. Mairen Benson is the winner of the Optimist of Ajax Best in Youth Award.

By Chris Dufour on 11/1/2011 9:33 PM
The Optimist Club of Whitby organized the Halloween Haunt at the Kids Safety Village in Whitby. There was a haunted house, a drive-in movie, a cemetery, a witches brew and a monster jail. The Optimist Club of Ajax, Durham Regional Police and a corps of high school volunteers helped to make the event a success.



By Chris Dufour on 10/29/2011 10:30 AM


This just in from The Durham Times:

ADVISORY – Halloween Haunt at DRPS Kids Safety Village
The Kids' Safety Village in Whitby is haunted – just in time for Halloween!Children are invited to wear their costumes and join in the fun on Saturday October 29th, as the Kids’ Safety Village at 1129 Athol Street opens its doors for some Halloween fun.

By Chris Dufour on 4/29/2011 12:30 PM
Here are some pictures from the Easter Eggstravaganza

By Chris Dufour on 4/29/2011 12:09 PM

Hello Mr. Pettitt,

My name is Natalie Stilo from Notre Dame Catholic Secondary School. Unfortunately I was unable to attend the recent award ceremony and evening, but I was very happy to be informed that I was the lucky recipient of the bursary and related awards.

I would like to thank you for the generous gift and bursary. I appreciate the fact that the Optimist Club of Ajax provides these rewards for students who are active in the community. I will be able to put this gift to good use as I am attending Queen's University in the fall.

Thanks again for your generosity and support.

Best regards,
Natalie Stilo

By Chris Dufour on 4/21/2011 7:11 AM
For many years the Optimist Club of Ajax has been proud to sponsor the young men and woman in our high schools, who have not only an exemplary academic record, but have also been willing to help others through volunteering and service within our community. Here are this year’s recipients:

Daina Als, Ajax High School Ajax High School has selected Daina Als as it's Optimist Award recipient. She was involved in our Toy and Food Drive during the holiday season.  Not only did she co-ordinate all the other student representatives from each classroom and helped to deliver the goods to the Salvation Army, but she organized a first ever evening Carnival event.  Students from the local elementary schools were invited...
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