Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters

Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters

March 17, 2008 09:16 ET

Georgian Bay Hunters and Anglers take top award for second year

Attention: Assignment Editor, Environment Editor, News Editor, Sports Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor ONTARIO: O.F.A.H. MEDIA RELEASE--(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, the Georgian Bay Hunters and Anglers once again took home the Bert Austin Trophy for their fundraising success in 2007. They sold an incredible 696 books of tickets for the 33rd Annual O.F.A.H./Conservation Lottery, more than any other O.F.A.H. member club.

"The lottery is one of our major fundraisers, generating funds to pay for conservation work across the province," said O.F.A.H. President Jack Hedman, who presented the award to the club. "The Georgian Bay Hunters and Anglers have put long hours into this effort, as have many other O.F.A.H. member clubs. It demonstrates the passion and commitment that anglers and hunters have for our fish and wildlife."

The O.F.A.H. is currently running its 34th O.F.A.H./Conservation Lottery. Over the years, the lottery has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for conservation programming. The 2007 line up of prizes totalled almost $300,000 thanks to the support of major sponsors Dodge, Lund, and Yamaha.

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