Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters

Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters

March 17, 2008 09:26 ET

Local youth recognized at provincial conference

Innisfil teen Michael John Evers Jr. takes O.F.A.H. Heritage Junior Award

Attention: Assignment Editor, Environment Editor, News Editor, Sports Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor ONTARIO: O.F.A.H. MEDIA RELEASE--(Marketwire - March 17, 2008) - With youth spending more and more time at their computers, it is refreshing to meet a teenager who is still connected to the outdoors, and actively engaged in conservation activities. In recognition of his efforts and leadership, Michael John Evers Jr. of Innisfil was the recipient of a provincial award by the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (O.F.A.H.).

Michael was presented with the O.F.A.H. Heritage Junior Award at the 80th O.F.A.H. Annual General Meeting and Fish and Wildlife Conference, held recently in Mississauga. O.F.A.H. President Jack Hedman made the presentation during the O.F.A.H. Awards Banquet and praised Michael's commitment to the environment.

"Michael's list of conservation work and outdoor accomplishments is a winning formula for other youth to follow," says Hedman. "He enjoys the outdoors and at the same time, works to protect and conserve our fish and wildlife. He is already an inspiration and a steward of our resources."

Michael was the very first member of the Barrie and District Hunters and Anglers Conservation Club's Get Outdoors program and remains active in the club today. The O.F.A.H. Get Outdoors program supports youth conservation clubs across the province in encouraging respect for individual outdoor interests and promoting team participation in local environmental projects. Michael has worked on reforestation projects, stream improvement, Chinook salmon stocking, and conservation education. He also enjoys target shooting, hunting, fishing, and camping with his family.

With over 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 and www.getoutdoors.org.
/For further information: Greg Farrant
Manager, Government Relations and Communications

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