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Welcome

to the

OPTIMISTS ALUMNI DRUM CORPS

and the
Historic Archives of the

TORONTO OPTIMISTS & SENECA OPTIMISTS 

LATEST NEWS

On The Road Again!
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Nov. 2, 2021

After the long pandemic induced dry period experienced by most performing arts, the Optimists Alumni are happy to announce they are back to performing again. As health restrictions have eased, many municipalities have decided to provide their communities with their widely enjoyed Santa Claus parades. This season, the Optimists Alumni have prepared over several rehearsals and will be performing in parades in Brampton, Port Hope, Aurora, and Woodstock.

Passing of Chris Taylor
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Sep. 16, 2021

We are sad to inform you of the passing of Optimists Alumni, Chris Taylor. Chris was a member of the original Alumni experience in 2003/4 as a snare drummer. His drum corps life was spent with the Guelph Royalaires and the Oakland Crusaders where he also went on to instruct.

 

Obituary is here.

 

Our In Memory page for Chris is here.

2021 AGM & Rehearsal
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Sep. 12, 2021

The 2021 Annual General Meeting for active members is scheduled for Sunday, September 26, 2021 at the Conestoga Golf and Country Club in Conestoga Ontario.

COVID protocol is to be followed including sign-in registration, mandatory face masks indoors, social distancing indoors, hand sanitizer and hand washing.

Schedule details can be found in the Member Lounge Event Schedule.

 

Please note that Executive elections are not taking place this year, rather the motion was carried to continue with the current members due to the pandemic health restrictions temporarily ceasing operations.

EVENT DATES

Sunday
Dec. 12, 2021

2:00 PM

Performance

Woodstock Santa Claus Parade

Woodstock, ON

Saturday
Dec. 4, 2021

TBD

Other

Christmas Dinner

Conestoga Golf and Country Club

Saturday
Nov. 27, 2021

11:30 AM

Performance

Port Hope Santa Claus Parade

Port Hope, ON