Youth appreciationUpdated Thursday December 6, 2012 by Stanley Park.
PHOTO: The youth recognized in 1997 by the Optimist Club of Stanley Park.
In 2009, The Optimist Club of Stanley Park hosted- and toasted - grade 6 youth from local schools already heavily involved in the community and showing their leadership potential. The dinner was held at Grand River Collegiate and catered by GRCI students enrolled in one of its new food preparation courses. The Optimist Club also provided financial support to enhance the opportunities of this new high-school program for the sudents' benefit.
On Aprill 22, 2008 the Club recognized several local youth nominated by their respective schools for their community involvement: Julia Witmer (Crestview School), Liam Dowling (St Daniel's), Emily Fehderau (Sheppard) and Willow Szymanski (Franklin). All are grade 6 students and noted for their variety of interests and achievements. Well done and congratulations! Optimist Club President Chris Thorne acted chaired the dinner meeting and acted as MC. Optimists Mark Kerr and Dean Cooper handled the Invocation and Award Presentations respectively.