Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters

Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters

June 05, 2008 15:19 ET

Conservation the biggest winner in O.F.A.H. Lottery

100 lucky ticket holders win great prizes and support conservation efforts

Attention: Assignment Editor, Environment Editor, News Editor, Sports Editor ONTARIO: O.F.A.H. MEDIA RELEASE--(Marketwire - June 5, 2008) - There were five grand prize winners in the 34th Annual O.F.A.H. Conservation Lottery draw held May 30, but the biggest winners were the fish and wildlife conservation programs supported by the proceeds of the lottery, hosted by the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (O.F.A.H.).

The top five prizes included Dodge vehicles, Lund boats, Yamaha motors and ShoreLand'r trailers. In total, one hundred prizes, worth almost $300,000, were awarded to lucky ticket holders. A Yamaha ATV, Shimano rod and reel combinations and outdoor gear were among the other items won.

Grand Prize winner, Bill Riddell of Princeton, was just heading north for a week of fishing when the avid angler received the good news on Friday. Bill won a 2008 Dodge Durango, Lund 1700 Pro Sport boat with Yamaha 115 h.p. outboard motor and ShoreLand'r trailer, a prize package valued at more than $87,000.

"I have been an O.F.A.H. member for 25 years," said Riddell. "I buy the lottery tickets to help support conservation projects. Winning this prize is a fantastic bonus."

Second grand prize winner John MacIntyre of Kingston, says the 2008 Dodge Dakota Quad Cab 4x4, couldn't have come at a better time, as he was badly in need of a new vehicle.

Doug Verrall of Sutton took the third grand prize, a 2008 Dodge Caravan, Peterborough resident Russell Grimshaw held the lucky ticket for fourth prize, a 2008 Dodge Dakota 4x2, and Randy Lovie of Zurich won fifth prize, a Lund 1625 Classic boat with Yamaha 40 h.p. outboard motor and a Shoreland'r trailer.

"The lottery is yet another way that the outdoors community supports conservation," said Mike Reader, O.F.A.H. Executive Director. "For 34 years now, O.F.A.H. members and member clubs have raised tens of thousands of dollars for conservation initiatives through ticket sales on great lottery prizes donated by our generous sponsors. Thanks to everyone who bought a ticket and helped support habitat enhancement, wildlife reintroduction, and outdoor youth programs."

The O.F.A.H. Conservation Lottery is a major fundraising event for the O.F.A.H., the largest fish and wildlife conservation organization in Ontario, and is conducted under Provincial Lottery Licence P070669. For a complete list of winners and prizes in the 34th Annual O.F.A.H. Conservation Lottery, visit www.ofah.org.
/For further information: Dave Pind
Marketing and Purchasing Representative
705-748-6324 ext. 225/ IN: ENVIRONMENT, FISHERIES, SPORTS

Contact Information

  • Lezlie Goodwin, Communications Coordinator, Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters
    Primary Phone: 705-748-6324 ext. 270
    E-mail: lezlie_goodwin@ofah.org