Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters

Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters

March 17, 2008 09:41 ET

Fifty years of conservation work recognized

Doug Elliott winner of Gord Blake Memorial Conservation 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) - At the recent Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (O.F.A.H.) 80th Annual General Meeting and Fish and Wildlife Conference, Doug Elliott of the Port Colborne Conservation Club was honoured for his contribution to conservation with the Gord Blake Memorial Conservation Award.

Named after an O.F.A.H. Past President and long time member of the Oakville Rod & Gun Club, the Gord Blake Memorial Conservation Award is given to the individual O.F.A.H. member whose efforts have done the most for conservation. Doug was nominated for his willingness to help whenever and wherever needed. He has been an O.F.A.H. member for fifty years, beginning as a junior member of the Welland Anglers Association.

"Doug Elliott has spent a lifetime working to better the outdoors in his community," said O.F.A.H. Vice President Rob Hare, who presented the award. "He is tireless in his dedication and enthusiasm for anything involving conservation, and is an inspiration to us all."

Doug's many contributions have included terms as chair of the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority; the Association of Welland Conservation clubs; and O.F.A.H. Zone J. He helped the Port Colborne Conservation Club rear and stock 20,000 walleye fry into the Welland River, and helped secure the Wainfleet Bog as a conservation reserve and hunting area. He is also actively involved in youth outreach.

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