What we do....


MondayKidston Elementary School - 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Vernon Public Art Gallery Mini-Artists event for ages under 5 will be on Tuesday May 2 at 10 am not on Monday as advertised in the insert and passport.

Unplug & PLaY Week 2018 - How can you be involved???.

Join us in promoting a healthy lifestyle during Unplug & PLaY Week

  • Host an event
  • Become a sponsor
  • Advertise in our newspaper insert

Contact us at:


How you can help

We had an amazing turn-out at the Official unveiling of PLAYGROUND BOXES last year.

Girouard Park   4115 - 20th Street
Fully equipped playground boxes loaded with everything you need for a fun filled day in the park.


Advertising Opportunity
Show your support! Highlight your business in our full colour supplement to The Morning Star. 36,000 copies are distributed within our community

Optimist Club Membership
Interested in attending an Optimist Club meeting to find out how you can help the youth in our area? We meet monthly on the third Monday of the month at 7:00 pm.  Some of us go earlier for dinner and we welcome you to join us! Please contact us for the location.

Email: northokanaganoptimistclub@gmail.com

​​Celebrating 150 years

of PLaY

  • Children need an opportunity to move their bodies for optimal childhood development.
  • Play in the 19th Century focused on activity rather than on objects. Children engaged more in imaginative play which  helps develop self-regulation, social confidence & problem-solving skills.
  • Play is more than fun and games, it is essential for child development.

2017 Events Schedule


Optimist Club members are dedicated to 'Bringing out the best in Kids!'  Through Unplug & PLaY Week we encourage kids to lead an active, healthy lifestyle. Unplug & PLaY Week is an activity rich event designed to bring attention to the effect of an inactive lifestyle on children and show parents the abundance of opportunities for active living that are available in our community.

Sponsorship Opportunity
Sponsor a specific event or throw your support behind the entire project by considering a cash donation that would be used to offset promotional costs, signage and prizes. For details please e-mail us at: