MP ANNE QUACH INTRODUCES BILL TO PROMOTE OPTIMIST MOVEMENT

Anne Minh-Thu Quach MP

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 12, 2014

 

MP ANNE QUACH INTRODUCES BILL TO PROMOTE OPTIMIST MOVEMENT

 

OTTAWA — Yesterday in the House of Commons, NDP MP Anne Minh-Thu Quach (Beauharnois–Salaberry) introduced a bill to raise public awareness about the Optimist movement.
 
For over 90 years, the Optimist movement has helped Canadian youth develop and reach their full potential. Today, Optimists have 630 clubs with more than 15,940 members across Canada.
 
“Having a positive attitude, believing in our values of respect and mutual support, and passing these values on to the next generation—that is what Optimist clubs are all about,” explained Quach, who is herself a member of the St-Anicet Optimist Club. “That is why I introduced a bill in the House of Commons to make the first Thursday in February Canadian Optimist Movement Awareness Day.”
 
The President of the St-Anicet Optimist Club, André Picard, was delighted by the news. “This bill recognizes the Optimists and everything they do for youth all over Canada,” he said. The Awareness Day will spread the word about Optimist clubs and help them recruit new members.