Then this contest is for you!

Submit a 500-700 word essay about how volunteering can impact a community.  Entries will be judged blindly and the highest score will win a $1000 bursary towards their post secondary education

Send final Essay by August 1 2021 to:

Optimist Essay Writing Contest

Have you recently graduated from high school and furthering your studies at the post secondary level? 



​​​​Burford Optimist Club

​​Welcome to the Burford Optimist site.    We are a group of committed Burford residents who volunteer our time and talents to make Burford a great place for our children and youth.  

Optimist Mission: By providing hope and positive vision, Optimists bring out the best in youth, our communities and ourselves.

For the past 42 years we have been supporting the Burford community through donations to children and youth organizations, Splash pad, playground, Easter egg and Breakfast with Santa and organize youth baseball. 

If you are looking at getting involved in our community and have a passion for youth programs join the optimist club.  Contact Heather Keam 2020-22 president at for more details.

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