Dunnville Optimist update

Dunnville Optimist update
Valerie Posthumus and her grandchildren Aiden, Sonny, and Sophie, with geocaches found on the trail. Sophie found the hardest geocache on the trail in record time.

To The Haldimand Press

DUNNVILLE—April began with two full buses heading to Niagara Falls Casino for a day of fun with the Dunnville Optimist Club.

The following week, the Optimists then travelled to Stoney Creek for the Third Quarter Zone 2 Business meeting to hear speeches on the topic “Is there a Fine Line Between Optimism and Reality?” The Zone 2 Oratorical Contest winners were Grace Munnings (Dunnville) and Kayrah Gaston (Stoney Creek), who travelled to the Central Ontario District competition in Oshawa this month but unfortunately did not advance further.

April’s activities concluded with a “Learn to Geocache Seminar” headed by the Optimist’s resident geocacher – Optimist Steve Strong. Steve (who has logged over 8,500 caches) led seven groups of adults and children on an outdoor “technological treasure hunt” to find 10 geocaches along a trail. The children had a great time discovering the “travel bugs” in the geocache and then moving them from one geocache to another. As noted by one adult, geocaching is a great way to have fun while getting exercise at the same time.

May’s highlight will be the “Royal-Tea Party”. Parents and children are encouraged to dress in their royal best. The party will include games, light lunch, door prizes, and a crown/sash ceremony. Children will have the opportunity to have their picture taken with a prince and/or princess by Christine’s Creative Photography. This event is a fundraiser so that the Optimists may offer other children’s social events at no cost to the community. For more information on this event or any other event, check out their Facebook or webpage optimistclubofdunnville.portalbuzz.com or email optimistdunnville54@gmail.com.


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