The Next Best Thing Virtual Camp

July 19 – 23

The Bryerswood Optimist Club is offering a great alternative for Summer Camp.

The Next Best Thing Virtual Camp will run from Monday July 19 to Friday July 23 and will offer fun, social, interactive online activities and programs and lots of offline activities to try in your own back yard.

Learn about Building Your Own Shelter, Basic Knots, Nature Studies, Campsite Setup and Care, Staying Safe in the Outdoors and more

Cost: FREE

Register: Only on Eventbrite. Please register by the Age Groups 7-9 and 10-14

If you have any questions about the camp or regarding registration, please email the Camp Director, Barb at:

Virtual 5K Run/Walk

June 26, 2021

Cost: $20/participant. Participation medal for each participant (pictured below)

Proceeds to the Camp Purchase Campaign

How to Register:

1. Send an email to

2. Once your email is received, Marie will send you a registration form and a participation waiver.

3. Fill these out and send back to

4. Then send an e-transfer of $20 per participant to Please include your name and the number of participants in the comments section.

5. If making a donation, send an email with your contact information and e-transfer funds to

If you have any questions about the run, please contact Marie at

Registration Deadline: June 1st, 2021

Rib or Chicken Drive Through Pickup Dinner

Saturday April 24

4:30 to 6:30

River Canard Knights of Columbus Hall Parking Lot

Order and Pay for your dinner and pick up between 4:30 and 6:30 from the K of C Hall parking lot.

$30 – Includes your Dinner choice of Ribs or Chicken and a Limited Edition BYCOC Glass (hand wash only) – Limited quantities available

$25 – Your Dinner choice of Ribs or Chicken

To order: send and email to:

State how many dinners and what time you would like to pick up. Pick up times start at 4:30 and run every 15 minutes until 6:15. Payment by e-transfer to

Get your tickets before this event sells out!

Bryerswood Youth Camp Optimist Club Receives Round Two Investment Readiness Program Funding

Bryerswood Youth Camp Optimist Club is proud to participate in the #IRProgram thanks to new GoC funding @CommFdnsCanada @WECFoundation

Bryerswood Youth Camp Optimist Club (Bryerswood Optimist Club) has reached an agreement with Girl Guides of Canada – Guides du Canada (GGC) for the purchase GGC Camp Bryerswood located on Texas Road in Amherstburg. The property sale is projected to be completed in October 2021.

Bryerswood Optimist Club will provide outdoor experiences and programs to all youth in Windsor, Essex County and Chatham Kent at the new Bryerswood Youth Camp.  Youth in Windsor, Essex County and Chatham Kent will have the opportunity to learn outdoor recreation, leadership, environmental stewardship and life skills on a year-round basis.

In order to purchase the Bryerswood camp property, Bryerswood Optimist Club must raise $500,000 and currently has collected over $113,000. The Bryerswood Optimist Club is raising the balance of funds to complete the purchase. Donations and pledges can be made at, or by contacting the Funding Committee directly ( Tax receipts are available for all donations.

Thanks to the support of the Government of Canada, the Investment Readiness Program funding of $28,900 will allow Bryerswood Optimist Club to purchase software for a registration and reservations system for facility rentals and youth programs which will be offered at the Bryerswood Youth Camp.

This initiative is part of the Investment Readiness Program, funded by the Government of Canada and is made possible through a grant from the WindsorEssex Community Foundation.

Bryerswood Optimist Club is incredibly grateful to be receiving this funding and is excited to begin offering this customer friendly registration service so that the youth of our community will be able to enjoy outstanding outdoor experiences and programs.

Contact WindsorEssex Community Foundation at ,Twitter: @WECFoundation, Facebook: @WECFoundation, LinkedIn: WindsorEssex Community Foundation

Community Challenge #1

A Community Challenge has been issued. Who is able to rise to this Challenge? Thank you Jennie Bosnali.

You can respond to the Challenge by clicking on the Donate button. Just think what the power of $10 gifts could do.

Thank you.