Upcoming Activities

Get involved, join us at some of our upcoming community events and activities or join the club and help us help the youth of Newmarket.


April 9th and 10th

Photo with the Easter Bunny

The Easter Bunny is coming to town! The Optimist Club of Newmarket presents Photo with the Easter Bunny. The Easter Bunny and his friends will be driving around Newmarket on April 9th and 10th. We are offering a free Photo with the Easter Bunny outside of your home to the first 60 households that sign up for our event. Hint: The Easter Bunny usually brings treats with him too!


Click on the link below to fill out the form for your family's opportunity. We will contact you with further details closer to the event.


This will be a Covid-friendly, socially distanced event. Thanks for supporting our event, @JOHNSNFNEWMARKET

May 9th to 14th

Annual Art Competition

A new youth art contest, sponsored by the Newmarket Optimist Club, with scholarships for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in both painting and drawing categories.  Contest is open to all secondary school attendees who live or go to school in the town of Newmarket.

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June 22nd

9th Annual Poker Ride

The Newmarket Optimist Club is excited to announce the date of their 9th Annual Motorcycle Poker Ride for Kids with Cancer.  

This year’s event will take place on Saturday, June 22, 2022. Registration begins at 8 am at the Newmarket Optimist Club. You can enjoy coffee and a light snack. Announcements will be at 9: 45 with kick stands up at 10 AM sharp.  

Optimist Poker Ride for Kids with Cancer is an annual event in support of the Southlake Regional Health Centre Paediatric Oncology Clinic. For the past 8 years, we have worked hard to have a fun and exciting event. Through the generosity of the participants we have raised over $45,000. 

Southlake’s Paediatric Oncology Clinic provides vital care in partnership with Sick kids and Paediatric Oncology Group of Ontario (POGO), close to home for thousands of young cancer patients in our communities. Since its inception in 2009, it is now the fastest growing POGO satellite clinic in Ontario. Our busy clinic sees 1,353 patient visits a year. This growth would not have been possible without the strong support from our donors, patients, families, and community support, enabling the program’s success. Moving forward, Southlake is continuing to expand more comprehensive paediatric oncology care by advancing satellite care. As part of a pilot project for the next three to five years, the clinic will increase patient visits by 20 percent, advance supportive care and broaden the scope of chemotherapy treatments. Your support enables Southlake to provide the same leading-edge care offered at downtown hospitals - so much closer to home. As a result, kids can spend more time being kids instead of patients. Support like this, makes a world of difference for families undergoing childhood cancer treatments. In short, community champions like you are keeping families together. 

We hope that you will consider supporting the Optimist Poker Ride for Kids with Cancer to help in our fight to make a difference in the lives of children. 


Together we ARE making a difference!  

July 10th

Family Fishing Day

Family fishing day is back, bring the kids out to learn how to fish. Borrow a rod, get some free bait and hopefully catch and release some fish. Prizes, lessons for the kids, free hot dogs and drinks for the attendees.