Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters

Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters

March 20, 2009 17:51 ET

Georgian Bay Get Outdoors Club takes provincial prize

Ministry of Natural Resources honors work of outdoor youth group

Attention: Assignment Editor, Education Editor, Environment Editor, Sports Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO,OFAH MEDIA RELEASE--(Marketwire - March 20, 2009) - The Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (O.F.A.H.) is hosting its 81st Annual General Meeting and Fish & Wildlife Conference in Mississauga, from March 19-21. Representatives from the Georgian Bay Get Outdoors Club were special guests at the event Friday, as winners of the Ministry of Natural Resources (M.N.R.) Junior Conservation Award.

Leeanna Pendergast, Member of Provincial Parliament for Kitchener-Conestoga, made the presentation to the club Friday morning on behalf of the Honourable Donna Cansfield, Minister of Natural Resources. Several hundred conference delegates were on hand to cheer the young conservationists.

"The Georgian Bay Get Outdoors Club is well deserving of this award," said Robert Pye, O.F.A.H. Manager, Member Services. They have been actively involved in outdoor activities throughout the year, and show an admirable dedication to the conservation of our fish and wildlife."

The award is presented annually at the O.F.A.H. conference to a youth club contributing the most to conservation in the previous year. Clubs do not have to be affiliated with the O.F.A.H. to be eligible. This is the second time the Georgian Bay Get Outdoors Club has taken home the award. They were previously recognized in 2005.

Running concurrently with the O.F.A.H. conference is a two-day O.F.A.H. Get Outdoors Youth Conference, attended by 80 children and teens from across Ontario. The March break event includes a full slate of activities, including field trips to the Royal Ontario Museum and the Toronto Sportsmen's Show.

With over 100,000 members, subscribers and supporters, and 655 member clubs, the O.F.A.H. is the largest nonprofit, charitable, fishing, hunting and conservation-based 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: EDUCATION, 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