We chose to become an Optimist Club to deliver our program because of the passion that Optimists have for young people.
Becoming an Optimist Club has opened many doors for the Shine program in the school systems and with key individuals throughout Southern Ontario. We are looking forward to continuing to develop our relationships with the thousands of Optimists across Ontario and Canada.
The Optimist Creed shares the same heart beat as Tigris, to see the potential released within others.
To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet.
To make all your friends feel that there is something in them.
To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.
To think only of the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.
To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile.
To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.