Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters

Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters

March 17, 2008 11:16 ET

Ensuring the future of conservation

Scarborough’s Bruce Schneller wins conservation mentor award

Attention: Assignment Editor, Environment Editor, News Editor, Sports Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor ONTARIO- ONTARIO FEDERATION OF ANGLERS AND HUNTERS--(Marketwire - March 17, 2008) - The Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (O.F.A.H.) presents the Larry Wallace Memorial Volunteer Award to the O.F.A.H. member who has best ensured the future of conservation by sharing their knowledge and love of the great outdoors with today's youth. The 2007 recipient of this important award is Bruce Schneller of Scarborough.

"Bruce Schneller makes a difference every time he shares his passion for the outdoors with a young person," said Bill Blackwell, O.F.A.H. 2nd Vice-President, who made the award presentation at the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (O.F.A.H.) 80th Annual General Meeting and Fish and Wildlife Conference, held recently in Mississauga. "Through outdoor experience, he teaches team building, positive relationships, and shared success."

Larry Wallace, for whom the award is named, was a conservationist and long time member of the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (O.F.A.H.) who had a keen interest in introducing youth to the wonders of the outdoors. He believed that the future of angling and hunting rested with our youth.

Bruce was nominated for the Larry Wallace Memorial Volunteer Award for his many contributions to youth, including education through archery, his first love. He sees archery as a means to learn patience, discipline, concentration skills and confidence. He is also involved in the award winning O.F.A.H. Get Outdoors youth leadership program.

With 83,000 members and 655 member clubs, the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters is the leading fishing, hunting and conservation organization in Ontario and the voice of anglers and hunters. For more information visit www.ofah.org.
/For further information: Greg Farrant
Manager, Government Relations and Communications
705 748-6324 ext 236/ IN: ENTERTAINMENT, ENVIRONMENT, FISHERIES, POLITICS, 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