Piper Creek Optimist Club of Red Deer - Friends of Youth

50 Men who raise money for Red Deer & Area Youth


Since 1986, the Piper Creek Optimist Club has been an Optimist Club in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada and is a proud member of Optimist International.  We are one of the premier Red Deer clubs and belong to the International District of Alberta, Saskatchewan, Montana and Northern Wyoming (AMS&NW).  We are a worldwide volunteer organization, a non-profit service club who has raised over $1.6M through service projects and whose mandate is to help “Bring the best out in Kids”. Piper Creek Optimist Club is one of best Red Deer Clubs


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Men’s Red Deer Club: We meet monthly:

One Lunch

+ One Supper 

The club meets online currently due to COVID-19 restrictions.

    Years in Existence

    Amount Raised ($M)


    Service Project Intensity

    Interested in Optimist International?

    Optimist International  = https://optimist.org/

    AMS&NW District 13 – http://www.amsnwoptimist.org/

    Junior Optimist – https://www.optimist.org/joi/joi1.cfm


    3,000 clubs and 80,000 members
    Optimist International is an international service club organization with 3,000 clubs in 20 countries.Wikipedia.
    The Creed We Live By

    Promise Yourself
    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.

    Past Events

    Battle of Alberta Fundraiser

    Yearly, the Piper Creek Optimist Club, along with Hockey Alberta host the Battle of Alberta Fundraiser.  This event is hosted at the best Red Deer bar & grill = Bo’s Bar & Grill

    Red Deer Bingo

    We have been a member of the Red Deer Bingo Hall for years.

    Cures for Kids Radiothon

    Five local Optimist Clubs in Red Deer and area hosted a Radiothon each spring through Z99 and KG Country. This event raised $100,000 for multiple years over two days Live from Parkland Mall.

    Ladies Gala

    Each year the Piper Creek Optimist Club treats ~250 women to a five course meal, $1,000s of dollars of prizes, a live band, and a night of dancing.

    Jackpot Casino

    Every two years, the PCOC club volunteers at the Jackpot Casino in Red Deer.

    Cannery Row Bingo

    Every couple of weeks, PCOC has raised money by working Bingos at Cannery Row Bingo Hall.

    Gerry Dee Live!

    Relay for Youth

    The Piper Creek Optimist ‘Relay for Youth’ was one of our largest fundraising events for 10 years raising over $275,000!  Teams of 12 collected pledges and participated by completing laps around our Relay Track on the Piper Creek Optimist Sports Fields at Red Deer College!  This was a great corporate outing and social event!!!

    Media Hockey Challenge

    The Red Deer Farmer’s Market – 50/50 Draw

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