Don Daber


Don was involved with The Optimists from 1960 until his death in 2019. During that time he served as a photographer, the publicity director and the Corps Director. He was also the creator and editor of both Green Capsule Comments and Gold Capsule Comments. Don produced the artwork for a number of record albums as well as designing posters and doing the artwork for a variety of contests and programmes. Don's photos can be found in the various OPTIMISTS organizations collections of the PHOTO GALLERY.




Photos of Don Daber

Don was an integral part of the Optimists organization for over 40 years, serving as publicity director and photographer for both Toronto Optimists and Seneca Optimists. He's also served as Corps Director of Toronto Optimists. In addition, he has been actively involved in the Canadian Drum Corps Association and the Ontario Drum Corps Association. Don passed away on April 4, 2019, just short of his 90th birthday.


Don Daber's Artwork for Record Albums and Programmes

In 1960 Don Daber created the cover art for the Canadian Nationals record album. This was the beginning. Over the following years he was responsible for the artwork for a number of records. This album contains images of Don's artwork for some of those albums.


Don Daber's Promotional Materials

This album contains images of some of the promotional material created by Don Daber.