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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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Optimist Club of Ajax Blog

Author: Chris Dufour Created: 1/25/2011 11:31 PM
Keep up to date with what's happening with the club.
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.



 



 



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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























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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...
By Chris Dufour on 2/26/2011 4:02 PM
Led by Optimist Mike Newman the kids from the Ajax youth program strap on some snowshoes and take a scenic hike through the woods at Greenwood Conservation. 









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By Chris Dufour on 2/9/2011 5:10 PM
Mother nature took a break from it’s snowstorms and bone chilling temperatures to allow Winterfest to shine. Winterfest, which has been running in Ajax for more than 15 years in a variety of formats, always draws hordes of people despite most of the activities being held outside in icy temperatures.

There was no shortage of things to do and see at this years event. Activities this year included ice sculpting demonstrations, dog sled rides, wagon rides, outdoor skating, a figure skating show, inflatable rides, arts and crafts and of course the Ajax Optimists were there with our snowshoes.



Enjoying some winter fun in Ajax ...
By Chris Dufour on 2/5/2011 2:33 PM

On Thursday the News Advertiser Ajax reported the fact that the Ajax Optimists fulfilled our $100,000 commitment to the town of Ajax youth room at the McLean Community Centre. To read more about the story click here http://www.durhamregion.com/news/ajax/article/170966

By Chris Dufour on 1/29/2011 11:34 PM
The 19th Ajax Girl Guides join us at Greenwood Conservation in an attempt to earn their snowshoeing badge.







Getting ready for the hike.











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